The Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy is an important chapter in the stories of both the Virginia Tech and WVU football programs.
Both the Hokies and the Mountaineers have a great and storied gridiron history and another chapter writes itself this Sunday. The WVU football team and Virginia Tech will meet up for the first time since 2005 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
The Hokies look like a five-point favorite, though the projected score is just a one-point victory by VT, according to oddsshark.com.
Though if the Mountaineers pull out a victory, it should not and will not be considered an upset. Both teams are ranked near each other in the preseason rankings.
Anything can happen in the 2017 edition of the Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy. It could be added to this upcoming list if it proves to be a true instant classic. There’s already been a lot of quality match ups between these two schools. The Mountaineers have a 28-22-1 advantage in the all-time series.
Here are four of those victories. According to a poll on the Hail WV Twitter account, these were four of the top games in this historic match up. They are four of the games that WVU football fans will never forget.