The Hokies have been selected to the Russell Athletic Bowl to face Rutgers. The ACC- Big East match-up is set for Friday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Virginia Tech finished the regular season at (6-6, 4-4 ACC) to become bowl eligible for the 20th straight season. The Hokies are 0-2 against Big East teams this season, losing to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, but are 2-0 against Big East teams in bowl games since 2006.
The Scarlett Knights (9-3, 5-2 Big East), who won a share of the Big East title, have a 5 game bowl win streak, which is tied for the longest in the Nation.
This is the first appearance in the Orlando Bowl game for either team.
The ACC has a total of 6 teams heading to bowl games this season. Here's a list of where everyone's going.
-- Discover Orange Bowl: #12 Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, 8:30 p.m. in Miami, Florida
-- Chick-Fil-A Bowl: #14 Clemson vs. #8 LSU, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia
-- Russell Athletic Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 5:30 p.m. in Orlando, Florida
-- Hyundai Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. USC, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 2:00 p.m. in El Paso, Texas
-- Belk Bowl: Duke vs. Cincinnati, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina
-- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 12:00 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee