BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Tech football accepted an invite to the Belk Bowl in Charlotte. The Hokies will play against the University of Kentucky at noon on Dec. 31 at Bank of America Stadium.
The Hokies placed second in the ACC Coastal Division, finishing the regular season with an 8-4 record. Tech earned bowl eligibility for the 27th consecutive season, extending the longest active bowl streak in the nation.
The postseason offers the Hokies an opportunity to bounce back after recent disappointments. Last season, Tech lost to Cincinnati in the Military Bowl, 35-31, resulting in the program’s first losing season since 1992.
In the finale of the 2019 regular season, Virginia Tech lost to rival Virginia, 39-30, snapping a 15-game winning streak against the Cavaliers and falling short of the ACC Coastal Division title.
The Belk Bowl will mark the first meeting between the Hokies and the Wildcats since 1987.
Kentucky finished its regular season with a 7-5 record. However, according to Associate Athletics Director Pete Morris, “Kentucky owns an 11-6-2 advantage over Virginia Tech in the 19 previous meetings in a series that dates back to 1926.”
Student tickets are now available online, but they must be collected in person at Lane Stadium’s ticket office in Blacksburg between Friday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Tickets for the general public go on sale on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
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