Hokies Nominated For Ground Game of the Week
Fans who vote could win trip to FedEx Orange Bowl
November 8, 2004

To celebrate the "delivery" of this season's BCS National Championship game at the 2005 FedEx Orange Bowl, FedEx is running the FedEx Air & Ground College Football Teams of the Week campaign. Each week, fans are encouraged to go to http://www.fedexorangebowl.com/ to vote for that week's top "air" and "ground" team performances named the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground teams of the week. Additionally, fans that vote will have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the 2005 FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami! The winners will be announced each Thursday on fedexorangebowl.com.

This week, Virginia Tech is one of the three ground teams nominated for the award based on its performance at North Carolina. In that game, junior Mike Imoh broke the school single-game rushing record with 243 yards and the Hokies totaled 270 net yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

In conjunction with the voting program, FedEx has announced that the company will make a donation of $25,000 to the general scholarship fund of the two teams that are voted as the FedEx Air & Ground College Football Teams of the Year. Each weekly FedEx Express and FedEx Ground team of the week is automatically eligible for the team of the year award. The winning teams will also be announced during halftime of the FedEx Orange Bowl telecast on ABC.

This is how the program works:

Each Monday on www.fedexorangebowl.com, FedEx will identify three (3) teams that had an outstanding "air" performance and three (3) teams that had an outstanding "ground" performance during the previous week as finalists for that week;

Fan voting will begin on www.fedexorangebowl.com at approximately 1 p.m., EST each Monday, and will end at 5 p.m., EST each Thursday;

The winners will be announced each Thursday at 5 p.m., on www.fedexorangebowl.com.