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Military Bowl 2014: Virginia Tech Will Play Cincinnati

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Hokies and Bearcats will tangle December 27th.

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After a slightly nervous Sunday afternoon that saw bowl projections change frequently, Virginia Tech finally knows it will take on Cincinnati in the Military Bowl December 27 at 1 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Military Bowl! See y&#39;all there. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash">#Hokies</a></p>&mdash; Michael Brewer (@MBrewer16) <a href="https://twitter.com/MBrewer16/status/541716185008861184">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great matchup with UC in the <a href="https://twitter.com/MilitaryBowl">@MilitaryBowl</a> on 12/27 in Annapolis. Expect to see a lot of maroon &amp; orange! <a href="https://twitter.com/PrezOno">@PrezOno</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MilitaryBowl14?src=hash">#MilitaryBowl14</a></p>&mdash; Timothy D Sands (@VTSandsman) <a href="https://twitter.com/VTSandsman/status/541718418949701632">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The game will quickly be known as the "Whit Babcock Bowl" as Tech's athletic director served in the same capacity at Cincinnati prior to coming to Blacksburg.

The Bearcats (9-3, 7-1 AAC) finished in a tie for first in the American Athletic Conference, but lost a head to head match up with Memphis early in the season that served as a tiebreaker.

The Hokies (6-6, 3-5 ACC) are 5-5 all-time against Cincinnati with a 5-2 record under Frank Beamer. The Bearcats won the last meeting between the teams 27-24 in 2012 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

This will mark the third time Tech and Cincy have faced off in a bowl game. The Bearcats won the 1947 Sun Bowl 18-6 and Tech won the Orange Bowl 20-7 in 2009.

Keep an eye on Gobbler Country for continuing coverage of Tech's 22nd consecutive bowl game.