Virginia at Virginia Tech

The season is on the line today as Virginia Tech tries to become bowl-eligible for the 20th straight season with a home game against rival Virginia at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. Kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is 16-9 against Virginia.

Should the Hokies (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeat Virginia (4-7, 2-5), Virginia Tech could make its way to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, the Music City Bowl in Nashville or the Sun Bowl in El Paso, among other possible options.

The Hokies lead the overall series with the Hoos and have won the last eight, 12-of-13 and 15-of-19. The last Virginia win in the series came 35-21 on Nov. 29, 2003 in Charlottesville. Virginia has not won at Lane Stadium since Nov. 28, 1998, when the Cavaliers took a 36-32 win.

The winner of the annual game receives the Commonwealth Cup, a trophy created in 1996.

More Notes

-Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is 16-9 against Virginia. Cavaliers head coach Mike London is 0-2 against the Hokies, including a 38-0 loss last season in Charlottesville with the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title on the line.

-Virginia has not had a halftime lead on Tech since 2008, when the Cavaliers led 14-7 in Blacksburg, but lost 17-14.

-The Hokies have outrushed Virginia in 32 of their last 40 meetings.

-A win against the Cavaliers would give Virginia Tech nine straight in the series, adding to the longest streak in series history. UVA won eight in a row from 1898-1904.

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