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GameThread: Virginia at Virginia Tech

The 96th football meeting between the Hokies and 'Hoos.

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Tech and UVa kickoff at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Both teams enter with a 5-6 record, meaning the winner will go to a bowl game while the season is over for the loser.

The Battle For The Commonwealth Cup

  • The Cup was first awarded in 1996 when Tech won 26-9. Virginia Won two straight games after that, but the Cavaliers have won just one other time (2003) in the series including ten consecutive Tech wins.
  • This marks the first time since 2008 that the game has been shown on ESPN.
  • The Hokies hold the edge in the all-time series with a 53-37-5 record against UVa.
  • Tech will celebrate senior day. This group is 3-0 against Virginia in their careers.
  • The Hokies are 18-9 against the 'Hoos under Frank Beamer

If Virginia Tech wins, that secures a bowl birth for the 22nd consecutive season. That's a mild salve and some added practices to start to build the future with.

Virginia has already announced that head coach Mike London will return next season regardless of the outcome here. Still, his team is hungry to make a bowl game and end the losing streak against the Hokies.

Chat about the game in the comments below. There are countless storylines to complain about.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Virginia Tech has held the Commonwealth Cup for 3652 days. <a href="">#ItsGood2Be</a> <a href="">#Hokies</a></p>— Commonwealth Cup (@CommonwlthCup) <a href="">November 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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