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    Virginia Tech vs. Alabama

    Virginia Tech vs. Alabama
     Date/Time  Saturday, August 31 at 5:30 PM
     Location  Atlanta, Ga. | Weather | Radar
     Stadium  Georgia Dome (Cap. 71,250) | Seating Chart
     Gates  Open at 3:30 PM
     TV  ESPN
     Internet  Live Audio
     Radio  Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network | Affiliates | In Stadium: 102.1 FM
     Satellite  XM Channel 198 | Sirius Channel 83
     History  Alabama leads 11-1
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     More Information  On the Web: www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com
     On Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChickfilABowl
     On Twitter: @ChickfilABowl
    Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game History

    2012 (Game 2) Auburn vs. Clemson: No. 14 Clemson defeated No. 24 Auburn in front of a Kickoff Game record 75,211 fans, jump starting an 11-win season, including a victory against No. 8 LSU in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

    2012 (Game 1) Tennessee vs. NC State: In the first matchup of these two teams since 1963, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray passed for 333 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Volunteers past the Wolfpack, 35-21.

    2011 Boise State vs. Georgia: No. 5 Boise State defeated No. 19 Georgia 35-21, leading the Broncos to an eventual 12-1 finish and top-10 final ranking for the fourth-straight year.

    2010 LSU vs. North Carolina: No. 16 LSU's 30-24 win over No. 18 UNC gave the Tigers a boost in the national rankings, started a 7-game winning streak for an eventual 11-2 season that ended with a win in the Cotton Bowl.

    2009 Alabama vs. Virginia Tech: The No. 5 Crimson Tide's 34-24 victory over No. 7 Virginia Tech solidified their position as the nation's top team and started their national championship run. It also provided national exposure for Mark Ingram on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.

    2008 Alabama vs. Clemson: Alabama's 34-10 victory over No. 9 Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game moved the Crimson Tide up 11 spots in the polls and helped propel them to an eventual No. 1 national ranking and a BCS bowl berth.

    Fast Facts

    Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Match-up History: Alabama leads the series against the Hokies, 11-1. The last meeting between the teams was in the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game when the #5 Crimson Tide defeated the #7 Hokies, 34-24. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game appearances (including 2013): Alabama (3), Virginia Tech (2).

    The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game creates a BCS-style atmosphere that has attracted teams with national rankings of No. 5 (twice), No. 7, No. 9, No. 14, No. 16, No. 18, No. 19, No. 24 and No. 25 (twice).

    The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game's projected total team payout of $5 million is higher than 24 bowl games.

    ESPN's College GameDay Built by The Home Depot appeared at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game the first three years of its inception and each Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has earned prime time national broadcasts.

    The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has generated $195.4 million in economic impact to metro Atlanta since its creation.

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