Virginia–Virginia Tech football rivalry

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Virginia–Virginia Tech football rivalry
Virginia Cavaliers Virginia Tech Hokies
First Meeting 1895
Last Meeting 2013
Next Meeting 2014
Series Virginia Tech leads, 53–37–5

The Virginia–Virginia Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Virginia Cavaliers football team of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech Hokies football team of Virginia Tech. The two schools first met in 1895 and have played annually since 1970. Since 1964, the game has always been played at either Lane Stadium or Scott Stadium on the campuses of the two universities. But the series has at times been played in Richmond (1903, 1904, and 1957); Norfolk (1940, 1941, and 1942); and Roanoke (in 17 of the 19 years between 1945 and 1963).

Virginia Tech leads the series 53–37–5,[1] and the Cup series 15–3. At 95 games, it is the longest series for the Hokies and second-longest for the Cavaliers, after the 118 game series between Virginia and North Carolina known as the South's Oldest Rivalry.

Trophy[edit]

The trophy awarded to the winner of the game is the Commonwealth Cup, which was created in 1996. Currently, Virginia Tech holds the cup, having won the 2013 game 16–6. The trophy is constructed of marble and cherry wood, and is four feet high. It also contains the scores of all of the games in the series.[2] The cup is engraved with the names of the two schools and is mounted atop a trapezoidal base that makes up most of the trophy's length. The front of the base features a stylized map of Virginia with Blacksburg and Charlottesville represented by stars on the map.[3]

Game results[edit]

The Virginia Tech cheerleaders welcome the Virginia football team to Lane Stadium as the teams prepare for the 2004 game.
The teams meet after the 2006 game.

Virginia victories are shaded ██ navy blue. Virginia Tech victories are shaded ██ maroon. Ties are white.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
October 5, 1895 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 38 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 1–0
October 31, 1896 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 44 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 2–0
November 11, 1899 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 28 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 3–0
November 14, 1900 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 17 Virginia Tech 5 Virginia 4–0
October 26, 1901 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 16 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 5–0
November 15, 1902 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 6 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 6–0
October 24, 1903 Richmond, VA Virginia 21 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 7–0
November 5, 1904 Richmond, VA Virginia 5 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 8–0
November 4, 1905 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 11 Virginia 0 Virginia 8–1
November 17, 1923 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 3 Virginia 8–2
November 15, 1924 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 6 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 9–2
November 14, 1925 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 10 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 10–2
October 23, 1926 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 0 Virginia 10–3
October 22, 1927 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 7 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 11–3
November 10, 1928 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 0 Virginia 11–4
November 9, 1929 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 32 Virginia 12 Virginia 11–5
November 8, 1930 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 31 Virginia 13 Virginia 11–6
November 14, 1931 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 11–6–1
November 12, 1932 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 13 Virginia 0 Virginia 11–7–1
November 18, 1933 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 6 Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 11–7–2
November 17, 1934 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 19 Virginia 6 Virginia 11–8–2
November 16, 1935 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 11–8–3
November 14, 1936 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 7 Virginia 6 Virginia 11–9–3
November 13, 1937 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 14 Virginia 7 Virginia 11–10–3
October 15, 1938 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 12–10–3
November 18, 1939 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 13 Virginia 0 Virginia 12–11–3
November 2, 1940 Norfolk, VA Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 0 Tie 12–12–3
November 1, 1941 Norfolk, VA Virginia 34 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 13–12–3
October 31, 1942 Norfolk, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 14 Tie 13–13–3
October 27, 1945 Roanoke, VA Virginia 31 Virginia Tech 13 Virginia 14–13–3
October 5, 1946 Roanoke, VA Virginia 21 Virginia Tech 21 Virginia 14–13–4
October 4, 1947 Roanoke, VA Virginia 41 Virginia Tech 7 Virginia 15–13–4
October 2, 1948 Roanoke, VA Virginia 28 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 16–13–4
October 8, 1949 Roanoke, VA Virginia 26 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 17–13–4
October 7, 1950 Roanoke, VA Virginia 45 Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 18–13–4
October 6, 1951 Roanoke, VA Virginia 33 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 19–13–4
October 4, 1952 Roanoke, VA Virginia 42 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia 20–13–4
September 26, 1953 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 6 Virginia 20–14–4
October 23, 1954 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 0 Virginia 20–15–4
October 22, 1955 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 17 Virginia 13 Virginia 20–16–4
October 27, 1956 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 14 Virginia 7 Virginia 20–17–4
October 19, 1957 Richmond, VA Virginia 38 Virginia Tech 7 Virginia 21–17–4
October 11, 1958 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 22 Virginia 13 Virginia 21–18–4
October 17, 1959 Richmond, VA Virginia Tech 40 Virginia 14 Virginia 21–19–4
October 22, 1960 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 40 Virginia 6 Virginia 21–20–4
October 21, 1961 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 0 Tie 21–21–4
October 6, 1962 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 15 Virginia Tech 22–21–4
October 5, 1963 Roanoke, VA Virginia Tech 10 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 23–21–4
October 3, 1964 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 20 Virginia Tech 17 Virginia Tech 23–22–4
October 23, 1965 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 22 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 24–22–4
October 22, 1966 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 24 Virginia 7 Virginia Tech 25–22–4
September 12, 1970 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 7 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia Tech 25–23–4
November 6, 1971 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 6 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 26–23–4
September 16, 1972 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 24 Virginia Tech 20 Virginia Tech 26–24–4
October 20, 1973 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 27 Virginia 15 Virginia Tech 27–24–4
October 19, 1974 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 28 Virginia Tech 27 Virginia Tech 27–25–4
October 18, 1975 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 24 Virginia 17 Virginia Tech 28–25–4
October 16, 1976 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 14 Virginia 10 Virginia Tech 29–25–4
October 15, 1977 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 14 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 29–25–5
October 21, 1978 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 17 Virginia Tech 7 Virginia Tech 29–26–5
November 10, 1979 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 20 Virginia Tech 18 Virginia Tech 29–27–5
October 18, 1980 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 30 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 30–27–5
November 28, 1981 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 3 Virginia Tech 31–27–5
November 25, 1982 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 21 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 32–27–5
November 19, 1983 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 48 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 33–27–5
September 29, 1984 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 26 Virginia Tech 23 Virginia Tech 33–28–5
October 19, 1985 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 28 Virginia 10 Virginia Tech 34–28–5
October 25, 1986 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 42 Virginia 10 Virginia Tech 35–28–5
September 19, 1987 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 13 Virginia Tech 35–29–5
October 29, 1988 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 16 Virginia Tech 10 Virginia Tech 35–30–5
November 11, 1989 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 32 Virginia Tech 25 Virginia Tech 35–31–5
November 24, 1990 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 38 #17 Virginia 13 Virginia Tech 36–31–5
November 23, 1991 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 38 Virginia Tech 0 Virginia Tech 36–32–5
November 21, 1992 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 41 Virginia Tech 38 Virginia Tech 36–33–5
November 20, 1993 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 17 Virginia Tech 37–33–5
November 19, 1994 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 42 Virginia Tech 23 Virginia Tech 37–34–5
November 18, 1995 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 36 Virginia 29 Virginia Tech 38–34–5
November 29, 1996 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 26 Virginia 9 Virginia Tech 39–34–5
November 29, 1997 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 34 Virginia Tech 20 Virginia Tech 39–35–5
November 28, 1998 Blacksburg, VA Virginia 36 Virginia Tech 32 Virginia Tech 39–36–5
October 2, 1999 Charlottesville, VA #8 Virginia Tech 31 #24 Virginia 7 Virginia Tech 40–36–5
November 25, 2000 Blacksburg, VA #6 Virginia Tech 42 Virginia 21 Virginia Tech 41–36–5
November 17, 2001 Charlottesville, VA #18 Virginia Tech 31 Virginia 17 Virginia Tech 42–36–5
November 30, 2002 Blacksburg, VA #22 Virginia Tech 21 Virginia 9 Virginia Tech 43–36–5
November 29, 2003 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 35 #21 Virginia Tech 21 Virginia Tech 43–37–5
November 27, 2004 Blacksburg, VA #11 Virginia Tech 24 #16 Virginia 10 Virginia Tech 44–37–5
November 19, 2005 Charlottesville, VA #7 Virginia Tech 52 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 45–37–5
November 25, 2006 Blacksburg, VA #17 Virginia Tech 17 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 46–37–5
November 24, 2007 Charlottesville, VA #8 Virginia Tech 33 #16 Virginia 21 Virginia Tech 47–37–5
November 29, 2008 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 17 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 48–37–5
November 28, 2009 Charlottesville, VA #14 Virginia Tech 42 Virginia 13 Virginia Tech 49–37–5
November 27, 2010 Blacksburg, VA #14 Virginia Tech 37 Virginia 7 Virginia Tech 50–37–5
November 26, 2011 Charlottesville, VA #4 Virginia Tech 38 #24 Virginia 0 Virginia Tech 51–37–5
November 24, 2012 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 17 Virginia 14 Virginia Tech 52–37–5
November 30, 2013 Charlottesville, VA Virginia Tech 16 Virginia 6 Virginia Tech 53–37–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech vs Virginia". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ hokiesports.com
  3. ^ Hokiesports.com Commonwealth Cup Trophy. Retrieved October 12, 2007.

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