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Georgia Tech–Virginia Tech football rivalry
First contestedNovember 10, 1990
Georgia Tech 6, Virginia Tech 3
Number of meetings16
Most recent meetingOctober 25, 2018
Georgia Tech 49, Virginia Tech 28
Next meetingNovember 16, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
All-time seriesVirginia Tech leads, 9–7
Largest victoryVirginia Tech, 51–7 (2005)
Longest win streakVirginia Tech, 4 (2010–13)
Current streakGeorgia Tech, 3 (2016–present)

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.

HistoryEdit

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. The rivalry is most pronounced on the football field, however, where the schools play annually in the ACC's Coastal Division, oftentimes with significant divisional implications.

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 due to extreme weather). Since the ACC adopted divisional format for football, one of these two teams had represented the ACC Coastal Division in every ACC Championship Game except the 2013 season when Duke won the Coastal, 2015 when UNC won the division, in 2017 when Miami won the division, and in 2018 when Pitt won the division. [3][4]

The rivalry has become a significant annual matchup within the ACC. The intra-conference game has in the recent past played a key part in determining the winner of the ACC Coastal Division.[5] From 2005 (the first year of divisional play in the ACC) until 2011 the winner of this game won the Coastal Division every year, with VT winning five times and GT winning twice. In 2012, Georgia Tech represented the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship game despite losing to Virginia Tech to start the season. 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.[6]

Game resultsEdit

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
Series: Virginia Tech leads 9–7

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