The game was scheduled for Nov. 14 but postponed when both teams were unable to play because of rosters hit by injuries, COVID-19 positive tests and quarantining from contact tracing. The initial plan was to play the game Dec. 12, but Thursday afternoon the ACC announced a new date of 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be televised on one of the Fox Sports regional networks. This would be either Fox Sports South or Fox Sports Southeast in the Atlanta market.
Before the postponement, the institute had announced plans to honor graduates from the spring, summer and fall semesters with graduation ceremonies Dec. 11 and 12 at the stadium, as the school had not been able to hold in-person commencements because of social-distancing protocols. One option would have been to hold the game following the graduations at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., a tight turnaround to convert the facility for game use.