The Russell Athletic Bowl

December 28, 2012 - Orlando, Florida

For the first time in history, Virginia Tech is headed to Orlando, Fla., for a postseason football bowl game. Virginia Tech (6-6) meets Big East Conference representative Rutgers (9-3) in the Russell Athletic Bowl at 5:30 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 28 in the 65,438-seat Citrus Bowl Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN with a national radio broadcast on ESPN Radio. It’s the 20th-straight bowl appearance for the Hokies, the third-longest active streak in college football.

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Game 1 • September 3, 2012
Hokies Rally Late to Down Jackets in Overtime
Georgia Tech..........17

Virginia Tech.....20 OT
Game 2 • September 8, 2012
Tech Overcomes Slow Start to Roll Past Govs
Austin Peay.........7

Virginia Tech.....42
Game 3 • September 15, 2012
Panthers Take it to Hokies at Heinz Field
Virginia Tech.....17

Pittsburgh.........35
Game 4 • September 22, 2012
Tech Rebounds Strong With Win Over BGSU
Bowling Green........0

Virginia Tech.........37
Game 5 • September 29, 2012
Bearcats Stun Hokies in Final Seconds at FedExField
Virginia Tech.....24

Cincinnati..........27
Game 6 • October 6, 2012
Big Plays Doom Hokies at North Carolina
Virginia Tech.......34

North Carolina.....48
Game 7 • October 13, 2012
Tech Responds From Early Deficit in Big Way
Duke..................20

Virginia Tech.....41
Game 8 • October 20, 2012
Clemson Pulls Away From Hokies in Second Half
Virginia Tech..........17

Clemson (No. 14)......38
Game 9 • November 1, 2012
Mistakes Cost Hokies in Loss at Miami
Virginia Tech.....12

Miami.................30
Game 10 • November 8, 2012
Last-Minute Score Spoils Hokies’ Upset Bid
Florida State........28

Virginia Tech.......22
Game 11 • November 17, 2012
Tech Escapes Chestnut Hill With OT Win
Virginia Tech..............30

Boston College.....23 OT
Game 12 • November 24, 2012
Big Plays Lift Hokies Past UVa in Rivalry Game
Virginia..............14

Virginia Tech.....17

Consecutive bowls now at 20

The Virginia Tech bowl tradition dates back to 1947 when the Hokies appeared in the Sun Bowl, and in the 65 years since, more than one million fans have witnessed Tech compete in 25 bowl games in 11 different stadiums and in seven states. Tech's invitation to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla., extended its bowl appearance streak to 20 consecutive years, the third-longest active streak in the country.

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Virginia Tech Quickfacts

Location: Blacksburg, Va.
Founded: 1872
Enrollment: 31,000+ full-time students
President: Dr. Charles W. Steger
Director of Athletics: Jim Weaver
Office Phone: (540) 231-3977
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Larry Killough
Ticket Manager: Sandy Smith
Office Phone: (540) 231-6731
Nickname: Hokies
Colors: Chicago maroon and burnt orange
Conference: Atlantic Coast (Coastal Division)
Football Began: 1892
All-Time Football Record: 696-439-46 (119 seasons)
Stadium: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Capacity: 65,632
Turf: natural grass (Patriot Bermuda)
Head Coach: Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech, ’69)
Beamer’s Record at Tech: 215-104-2 (26 years)
Beamer’s Overall Record: 257-127-4 (32 years)
Hokies’ 2012 Record: 6-6
Conference Record: 4-4
Offensive System: Multiple
Defensive System: 4-2-5
Tech Athletics on the Internet: www.hokiesports.com
University Home Page: www.vt.edu/
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