November 17, 2014
Tech looks to become bowl eligible at Wake Forest
Game set for 12:30 p.m. kickoff on ACC Network
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The Virginia Tech football squad (5-5, 2-4 ACC) will look to become bowl eligible for the 22nd-straight season when it travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to take on Wake Forest (2-8, 0-6 ACC) Saturday at BB&T Field. Tim Brant, Dave Archer and Rachel Baribeau will have the call for the ACC Network and kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.

The Series
• Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will be meeting on the gridiron for the 37th time in a series that dates back to 1916. Tech leads the series 24-11-1 after beating Wake Forest 38-17 in 2011 in Winston-Salem. The Hokies have won the last five games in the series dating back to 1984.
• Virginia Tech will visit Winston-Salem for just the second time since 2006. The Hokies beat the Demon Deacons that year, 27-6. Tech holds an 8-2 edge in games played at BB&T Field, not having lost there since 1970.
• The Hokies won the first five games in the series (1916-19 & 1952) by a combined score of 201-0. The first four games in the series were played at Blacksburg, while the 1954 game was played at Richmond, Virginia. The two met every year from 1954-66, a span of 13 games in which Tech went 7-5-1 against the Demon Deacons.
• Wake Forest and Virginia Tech played each year from 1968-1972 with the Demon Deacons winning three of those five contests.
• Tech won five in a row in the series from 1972-1978, and Tech has won seven of the last 10 meetings. The two teams met every year from 1975-1984 with Tech holding a 7-3 advantage during that span.
• Twenty-eight meetings occurred in a span of 31 years (1954-84). The two did not meet in 1967, 1973 or 1974.

Proximity Means Nothing
• The closest football stadium in the ACC to Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium is Wake Forest’s BB&T Field, just 124 miles and less than two hours away. Despite the close proximity, the two schools have played just four times since the Hokies joined the ACC in 2004.
• Virginia’s Scott Stadium is the next-closest stadium to Lane Stadium in the league, 145 miles away in Charlottesville. Tech and UVa have played every year since 1970.

Success in the Tar Heel State
• Tech has had pretty good success playing in the state of North Carolina, winning 12 of its last 14 games. Since 2000, the Hokies are 19-3 in games played in the Tar Heel State with the lone losses coming at the hands of ECU in Charlotte in 2008, Clemson in Charlotte (2011 ACC Championship Game) and 2012 at North Carolina.
• Under Frank Beamer, Tech is 22-6 in games played in North Carolina. Since joining the ACC, the Hokies are 34-6 vs. teams from North Carolina, and 39-7 dating back to 1993.

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