November 23, 2015
Commonwealth Cup, bowl streaks on the line in Charlottesville Saturday
It will be a noon kickoff for the Hokies game at Virginia
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Virginia Tech ends its regular-season schedule this Saturday with a chance to secure its 23rd straight bowl berth and its 12th straight Commonwealth Cup when the Hokies take on Virginia at Noon in Scott Stadium. The game can be seen nationally on ESPNU. For a complete set of the game notes, click "Download" on the right. CLICK HERE to go to the multimedia page that also has Virginia's notes, ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference.

Beamer, Hokies Seek to Secure 23rd Straight Bowl Berth, 12th Consecutive Commonwealth Cup Win

  • Saturday’s game marks Frank Beamer’s final regular contest as VT’s coach. A win would make VT bowl eligible for a 23rd straight year.
  • The Hokies have won 11 straight meetings with UVA and 15 of the last 16 games in this rivalry dating back to 1999.
  • The Hokies are 18-10 in regular season finales/ACC title games under Beamer, including wins in eight of the last nine such games.
  • VT is coming off a 30-27 OT loss win vs. UNC (11/21), while UVA registered a 42-34 victory vs. Duke (11/21).
  • A Virginia Tech victory would mark the 25th time in 29 seasons that a Beamer-led VT squad registered six or more wins.
  • VT is seeking three straight ACC road wins in the same season for the first time since winning four straight in 2011.
  • UVA has won six of its last seven ACC home games, but hasn’t won’t four straight ACC games at home since 2002.

Putting Virginia Tech’s Commonwealth Cup Dominance in Perspective Among In-State FBS Rivalries

Over the past 16 seasons, Virginia Tech has dominated its in-state FBS rival like no other major program.While not an exhaustive list, here is a look at how the Hokies 15-1 record vs. UVA stacks up over the past 16 years.

Record, Teams, Trophy, Winning Streak

  • 15-1 (.938), Virginia Tech-Virginia, Commonwealth Cup, Virginia Tech, 11 straight
  • 12-4 (.750), Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Bedlam, Oklahoma State, 1 straight
  • 12-4 (.750), USC-UCLA, Victory Bell, UCLA, 3 straight
  • 11-5 (.688), Oregon-Oregon State, Civil War, Oregon, 7 straight
  • 11-5 (.688), Washington-Washington State, Apple Cup, Washington, 2 straight
  • 9-7 (.563), Auburn-Alabama, Iron Bowl, Alabama, 1 straight
  • 9-7 (.563), Stanford-California, The Game, Stanford, 5 straight
  • 9-7 (.563), Clemson-South Carolina, Palmetto State, Clemson, 1 straight
  • 10-8 (.556), Florida State-Miami, Florida State, 6 straight
  • 9-8 (.529), Michigan State-Michigan, Paul Bunyan, Michigan State, 3 straight

Key Stats During VT’s Commonwealth Cup Streak, Other Important Factors vs. Cavaliers

  • VT is fourth in the ACC at +5 (20 takes/15 gives) in 2015. Only Wake (-10) ranks below UVA (-8) in turnover margin.
  • Surprisingly, VT only holds a +7 edge in turnovers in its last 16 games vs. UVA with 29 takes/22 gives.
  • The Hokies have held UVA to 21 points or fewer in all 15 of their victories dating back to 1999.
  • Dating back to 1999, VT is 138-11 (.926) when holding opponents to 21 or fewer points, including a 47-3 (.940) road mark.
  • VT has outscored UVA a 463-208 margin in their last 16 meetings, equating to an average score of 28.9 to 13.0.
  • The last three games in the Virginia Tech-UVA series have all been decided by 10 points or fewer.
  • Virginia is seeking to register back-to-back ACC wins for the first time since beating NCSU (11/3/12) and Miami (11/10/12).
  • VT is scoring 29.8 ppg and will face a Virginia squad that ranks last in the ACC in scoring defense (33.0 ppg).
  • Dating back to 2010, VT is 28-4 (.875) when scoring 30+ points and UVA is 4-27 (.129) when allowing 30+ points.
  • VT is 21-3 (.875) all-time in ACC road games when it does not throw an INT. UVA has forced an ACC-low two INTs in 2015.
  • VT has outgained UVA by 107.9 rushing ypg (205.5-97.6) and owns 19 more rushing TDs (36-15) over the last 16 games.
  • The Hokies are 25-1 (.962) all-time in ACC play when rushing for 200 or more net yards (4-0 vs. UVA).
  • In ACC games, only four players rank ahead of VT’s Travon McMillian (95.9) in rushing ypg.
  • No ACC squad has permitted more TD passes than UVA (24). VT’s defense has allowed opponents to throw 14 TDs in 2015.

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