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Battle of the Techs
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Virginia Tech Hokies
First Meeting November 10, 1990
Played annually since 2004 (8 years)
Next Meeting September 26, 2013
Largest margin of victory Virginia Tech 44 points (2005)
Highest scoring game Georgia Tech, 38–27 (2006)
Lowest scoring game Georgia Tech, 6–3 (1990)
Series Record Virginia Tech leads 7–3

The Battle of the Techs is an American college football rivalry between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team of the Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly called "Georgia Tech"), and the Virginia Tech Hokies football team of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (commonly called "Virginia Tech"). Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Prior to the Hokies joining the ACC in 2004, the two teams had only met once previously (a scheduled meeting was canceled due to extreme weather). Since the ACC adopted divisional format for football, one of these two teams has represented the ACC Coastal Division in every ACC Championship Game.[1]

Series historyEdit

The Georgia Tech–Virginia Tech rivalry has become a significant annual matchup within the ACC. The intra-conference game has seen both teams ranked, and in the recent past has played a key part in determining the winner of the ACC Coastal Division. From 2005 (the first year of divisional play in the ACC) until 2011, the winner of this game has won the Coastal Division every year, with VT winning five times and GT winning twice. In 2012, Georgia Tech will represent the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship game despite losing to Virginia Tech to start the season. Dubbed the Battle of the Techs, the game has seen some very close, very intense match-ups. The rivalry game 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 defeating the No. 20 Yellow Jackets. Virginia Tech currently leads the series with 7 wins to Georgia Tech's 3.

Game resultsEdit

Georgia Tech victories Virginia Tech victories Tie games
Date Location Winner Score
November 10, 1990 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 6–3
October 28, 2004 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 34–20
September 24, 2005 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 51–7
September 30, 2006 Blacksburg, VA Georgia Tech 38–27
November 1, 2007 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 27–3
September 13, 2008 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 20–17
November 10, 2009 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 28–23
November 4, 2010 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 28–21
November 10, 2011 Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech 37–26
September 3, 2012 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 20–17 (OT)

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