Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry

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Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry
First meeting November 13, 1953
Latest meeting October 20, 2016
Next meeting TBA
Statistics
Meetings total 34
Most wins Miami leads, 20–14
Largest victory Virginia Tech: 43–10 (1999)
Longest win streak Miami, 12 (1953–94)
Current win streak Virginia Tech, 1 (2016)
Bowl history
Miami, 2–0

1966 Liberty Bowl: Miami, 14–7

1981 Peach Bowl: Miami, 20–10

The Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech Hokies.

History[edit]

The Hurricanes and Hokies first met on November 13, 1953 in Miami. Miami and Virginia Tech have met in two bowl games, the 1966 Liberty Bowl and 1981 Peach Bowl. The two teams have played annually since 1992, and the rivalry developed when the Hokies became a member of the Big East Conference for football in 1991. When the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) expanded in 2004, both Miami and Virginia Tech became members of the ACC. Both teams continue to compete annually as part of the ACC's Coastal Division.[1]

The series was one-sided until 1995 when Virginia Tech took their first game against Miami in Blacksburg. Beginning in that year, the series has been in favor of Virginia Tech, 14–8. There have been several notable games in this time, including 11 meetings in which both teams were ranked in the top 25 and four meetings where both teams were in the top 10. In 2000, #2 Virginia Tech lost to #3 Miami at the Orange Bowl 41–21. In 2003, #2 Miami had a regular season winning streak snapped by the Hokies in Lane Stadium. In 2004, the first year for both schools in the ACC, both teams met in Miami at the Orange Bowl stadium for the final game of the regular season, which became a de facto ACC Championship Game, with the winner getting a berth in a Bowl Championship Series bowl game. #10 Virginia Tech beat #9 Miami 16–10. In 2005, #5 Miami beat #3 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg 27–7.

Game results[edit]

Miami victories Virginia Tech victories
# Date Location Winner Score
1 November 13, 1953 Miami, FL Miami 26–0
2 December 10, 1966A Memphis, TN #9 Miami 14–7
3 November 4, 1967 Blacksburg, VA Miami 14–7
4 October 18, 1968 Miami, FL #12 Miami 13–8
5 November 1, 1974 Miami, FL Miami 14–7
6 January 2, 1981B Atlanta, GA #20 Miami 20–10
7 November 14, 1981 Miami, FL #12 Miami 21–14
8 September 18, 1982 Blacksburg, VA #15 Miami 14–8
9 November 14, 1987 Miami, FL #3 Miami 27–13
10 October 24, 1992 Blacksburg, VA #1 Miami 43–23
11 September 18, 1993 Miami, FL #3 Miami 21–2
12 October 29, 1994 Miami, FL #6 Miami 24–3
13 September 23, 1995 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 13–7
14 November 16, 1996 Miami, FL #21 Virginia Tech 21–7
15 November 8, 1997 Blacksburg, VA #20 Virginia Tech 27–25
16 September 19, 1998 Miami, FL Virginia Tech 27–20OT
17 November 13, 1999 Blacksburg, VA #2 Virginia Tech 43–10
18 November 4, 2000 Miami, FL #3 Miami 41–21
# Date Location Winner Score
19 December 1, 2001 Blacksburg, VA #1 Miami 26–24
20 December 7, 2002 Miami, FL #1 Miami 56–45
21 November 1, 2003 Blacksburg, VA #10 Virginia Tech 31–7
22 December 4, 2004 Miami, FL #10 Virginia Tech 16–10
23 November 5, 2005 Blacksburg, VA #5 Miami 27–7
24 November 4, 2006 Miami, FL #24 Virginia Tech 17–10
25 November 17, 2007 Blacksburg, VA #10 Virginia Tech 44–14
26 November 13, 2008 Miami Gardens, FL Miami 16–14
27 September 26, 2009 Blacksburg, VA #12 Virginia Tech 31–7
28 November 20, 2010 Miami Gardens, FL #14 Virginia Tech 31–17
29 October 8, 2011 Blacksburg, VA #17 Virginia Tech 38–35
30 November 1, 2012 Miami Gardens, FL Miami 30–12
31 November 9, 2013 Miami Gardens, FL Virginia Tech 42–24
32 October 23, 2014 Blacksburg, VA Miami 30–6
33 October 17, 2015 Miami Gardens, FL Miami 30–20
34 October 20, 2016 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech 37–16
Series: Miami leads 20–14
A 1966 Liberty Bowl B 1981 Peach Bowl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami vs Virginia Tech: The Biggest Rivalry that Too Few Pay Heed". Gobbler County. SB Nation. Retrieved 4 June 2016.