Alabama, Va Tech to open 2013 season in Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Alabama and Virginia Tech will open the 2013 college football season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

It will be the second time the Crimson Tide and Hokies have played in the Georgia Dome. Alabama beat Virginia Tech 34-24 in 2009 season opener.

The Crimson Tide also played in the first Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, beating Clemson 34-10 in 2008.

Boise State and Georgia will match up in this season's opener at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 3.

In 2012, two games are scheduled for the opening weekend of the season in Atlanta, with Auburn slated to play Clemson and North Carolina State set to face Tennessee.

Organizers announced the 2013 matchup on Wednesday.