Despite losing to North Carolina State, 35-28, last weekend at Lane Stadium, the Virginia Tech football team is still very much alive for a bowl game. At 5-6, Brent Pry’s team needs to win this upcoming Saturday at Virginia to reach bowl eligibility.
Over the last month, the Hokies have been part of several bowl projections and this week is no different. If Virginia Tech can go into Charlottesville and come away with a victory against their in-state rivals, they will guaranteed valuable extra practices in December, along with one more game. Let’s take a look at some of the recent projections after last weekend’s games.
Virginia Tech’s projected bowl possibilities
ESPN has the Hokies predicted for two different bowls by Kyle Bonagaura and Mark Schlabaugh. Bonagaura has Virginia Tech going to Dallas on Dec. 26 to play Army in the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl. Schlabaugh has the Hokies playing a day later in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte against Kentucky out of the SEC.
Both matchups would be fun as Army is a team that lines and wants to run the ball on you, while it’s always good for the Hokies to gauge where they’re at against an SEC school.
CBS Sports has the Virginia Tech in a third different bowl game
Jerry Palm of CBS Sports released his projections and he had Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl, on Dec. 27 against Memphis out of the AAC in Annapolis, Maryland. If there has been one bowl over the last month that Virginia Tech has been linked to, it’s been this bowl, and the common opponent in most projections has been Memphis.
Three of the business’s top college football insiders have the Hokies bowling after this weekend against the Cavaliers and what a turnaround that would be for them after starting the season 1-3. It would also be an important step for 2024 and beyond for the program looking to get back to being one of the contenders in the ACC. They just need to go get the job done.