Virginia Tech recorded its sixth win this past Friday night with a 24-20 victory over in-state rival Virginia. The Hokies not only keep the Commonwealth Cup for the 11th straight year, but also guarantee a bowl birth for the 22nd straight time. With 11 ACC teams bowl eligible the options for where Virginia Tech seem slightly small, but that could change due to the nature of having a college football playoff, which opens up some new opportunities.
Hokies hold on! Virginia Tech is bowl eligible for a 22nd straight season after a 24-20 win over rival Virginia. pic.twitter.com/ziNEH4fY0k— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 29, 2014
Several Likely Scenarios:
Independence Bowl: Virginia Tech vs Florida in Shreveport, Louisiana on December, 27th.
PROJECTED Independence Bowl Florida vs. Virginia Tech WHO WINS RT-VT FAV-FLA— VHSL-Reference (@vhslreference) November 30, 2014
Quick Lane Bowl: Virginia Tech vs Big Ten (Maryland, Illinois) in Detroit, Michigan on December, 26th.
Bitcoin Bowl: Virginia Tech vs AAC (Cincinnati, Central Florida) in St. Petersburg on December, 26th.
I think any of these match-ups would be good, but playing a team like Florida is probably better for the program. Florida will be under the direction of an interim coach, but are still a solid opponent with a very loyal fan base that will travel well. It also does not hurt to play a team (potentially beat) from a state Virginia Tech heavily recruits.