No. 1: Military Bowl, Annapolis, Maryland, vs. Memphis
This is the most likely scenario for Virginia Tech against Memphis, but SMU has been also linked to this game from the AAC. Of the two teams, Memphis is the better matchup for the Hokies than the Mustangs.
If it ends up SMU, think of all the storylines surrounding the game. Next season they are joining the ACC with Stanford and California and getting an early up-close look at the Mustangs would be a fun game. They are an explosive team playing Tulane in this weekend’s AAC Championship game.
SMU can put up points and put them up quickly and in large numbers. Talk about a wide-open offense that spreads you out and throws it short and long. Regardless of whether or not it’s Memphis or SMU, this is the most likely destination for Virginia Tech when the dust settles.
Other wild-card options are the Sun Bowl or Holiday Bowl and those are two destinations that Hokies fans would show up in big numbers, but all signs point toward this bowl.