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Georgia Tech–Virginia Tech football rivalry

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Georgia Tech–Virginia Tech football rivalry
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
Virginia Tech Hokies
First meetingNovember 10, 1990
Georgia Tech 6, Virginia Tech 3
Latest meetingNovember 16, 2019
Virginia Tech 45, Georgia Tech 0
Next meetingOctober 3, 2020 in Blacksburg, VA
Statistics
Meetings total17
All-time seriesVirginia Tech leads, 10–7
Largest victoryVirginia Tech, 45–0 (2019)
Longest win streakVirginia Tech, 4 (2010–13)
Current win streakVirginia Tech, 1 (2019–present)
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The Georgia Tech–Virginia Tech football rivalry, also known as the TechMo Bowl and Battle of the Techs[1][2], is an American college football rivalry between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Virginia Tech Hokies. Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and play football in the Coastal Division.

History[edit]

As co-members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech regularly meet in all varsity sports in which both schools field a team. Prior to the Hokies joining the ACC in 2004, the two teams had only met once previously. An additional scheduled meeting in 2000 was canceled after the teams took the field due to torrential rain and lightning). The rivalry is most pronounced on the football field, however, where the schools play annually in the ACC's Coastal Division, often with significant divisional implications. Between 2005 (when the ACC adopted the divisional format for football) and 2012, one of these two teams represented the ACC Coastal Division in every ACC Championship Game (Virginia Tech in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011; Georgia Tech in 2006, 2009 and 2012).

The rivalry has seen both teams come into the game ranked in the top 25, including the 2009 game in which both teams came into the game with 1 loss and the No. 19 Yellow Jackets upset the No. 4 Hokies. The 2011 game also saw both teams ranked in the BCS top 25, with the No. 10 Hokies beating the No. 20 Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech is the only conference opponent to win three consecutive games in Lane Stadium against Virginia Tech.[3]

Game results[edit]

Georgia Tech victoriesVirginia Tech victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 10, 1990 Atlanta, GA #7 Georgia Tech 6–3
2 October 28, 2004 Atlanta, GA #22 Virginia Tech 34–20
3 September 24, 2005 Blacksburg, VA #4 Virginia Tech 51–7
4 September 30, 2006 Blacksburg, VA Georgia Tech 38–27
5 November 1, 2007 Atlanta, GA #13 Virginia Tech 27–3
6 September 13, 2008 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 20–17
7 October 17, 2009 Atlanta, GA #19 Georgia Tech 28–23
8 November 4, 2010 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 28–21
9 November 10, 2011 Atlanta, GA #10 Virginia Tech 37–26
10 September 3, 2012 Blacksburg, VA #16 Virginia Tech 20–17OT
11 September 26, 2013 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 17–10
12 September 20, 2014 Blacksburg, VA Georgia Tech 27–24
13 November 12, 2015 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 23–21
14 November 12, 2016 Blacksburg, VA Georgia Tech 30–20
15 November 11, 2017 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 28–22
16 October 25, 2018 Blacksburg, VA Georgia Tech 49–28
17 November 16, 2019 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 45–0
Series: Virginia Tech leads 10–7

See also[edit]

  • List of NCAA college football rivalry games

References[edit]

  1. "Photos: Looking back at 'The Battle of the Techs'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved October 26, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Fahvaag, Mighty (October 24, 2018). "The Battle of The ACC Techs: Hokies vs. Yellow Jackets". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved October 26, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Sugiura, Ken (October 23, 2018). "Georgia Tech trying to keep run going vs. Hokies". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved October 26, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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