With an active football teams since 1892, the Virginia Tech Hokies have a long history of great football. They hold the record for the most wins in their conference (total), and their home, Lane Field, was voted by ESPN as one of the "Top 20 Scariest Places to Play" due to the noise generated by the fans. They have the third longest bowl game streak in college football, having played in postseason every year since 1993, surpassed only by the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies football team is a powerhouse in the ACC. A chance to see them play with VT football tickets is sure to be exciting!
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Virginia Tech Hokies History
The first football game Virginia Tech (then the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College) played was on October 21, 1892 against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School. The game way played on a plowed wheat field that was "about as level as a side of Brush Mountain". Virginia Tech first played postseason football in 1947 when they played the University of Cincinatti in the Sun Bowl. They lost 18-6.
In 1954, they had their first and only undefeated year. They were 8-0-1, with a tie against William & Mary. They were ranked number 16th that year. They did not play postseason despite the success that year.
Virginia Tech joined the Big East Conference in 1991. In 1995, the 13th ranked Hokes defeated the 9th ranked Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl. Their most successful season was in 1999, when led by the now controversial Michael Vick at quarterback, they were 11-0 in regular season, and had a dramatic last minute drive to win 22-20. That game is known as “The Miracle in Morgantown.”
In 2004 the Hokies joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. They won the ACC championship that year. They went on to face the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl that year. They lost 13-16 in a dramatic last quarter drive that almost succeeded.
In 2005, led by Michael’s younger brother Marcus Vick, the Hokies started off well, but lost the ACC championship game to Florida State. They closed the season by facing off against the Louisville Cardinals, and the game will be known for the infamous play that resulted in Marcus Vick being expelled from the team for "a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play."
The current coach, Frank Beamer, has held the position since 1987, after leaving Murray State University. He currently is the active coach with the most overall wins and is the longest tenured coach in Division 1 play.
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The Hokies home field known as Worsham Field is located in Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. It was rated by Rivals.com to have the best home field advantage in 2005. Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets fire off “Skipper”, the largest game cannon after the national anthem and after every touchdown. The best way to see the fun is to get some VT football tickets and be in the stadium!
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265 Spring Road Blacksburg, VA 24060
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