Virginia Tech wins rivalry game vs. Virginia, reaches bowl eligibility
Virginia Tech defeated rival Virginia 29-24 on Saturday night and reached bowl eligibility in the process.
The Hokies nearly allowed Virginia to take the lead late in the game, but were able to get a red zone stop in the game’s final moments.
Virginia Tech fans celebrated the win by rushing the field at Virginia’s home stadium:
— Matt Newton (@mattynewtss) November 28, 2021
Virginia Tech will now prepare for a bowl game despite firing coach Justin Fuente earlier this season. Interim coach J.C. Price was emotional after securing the victory.
His heart is full
— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) November 28, 2021
Running back Raheem Blackshear was the hero for Virginia Tech. He carried the ball 18 times for 169 yards and 1 touchdown. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister also rushed for over 100 yards and threw for 141 yards and 1 touchdown.
Virginia Tech’s defense was excellent in the second half. The Hokies limited Virginia to just 3 second-half points. No Cavalier ran for more than 23 yards on the day (Wayne Taulapapa).
Virginia Tech has lost to Virginia just one time since 2004.