KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Chick-fil-A Bowl will host No. 12
Virginia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Tennessee from
the Southeastern Conference.
Bowl officials say the Hokies (9-3) and Volunteers (7-5) will
meet Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The two teams last met
in the 1994 Gator Bowl, which the Vols won 45-23.
Virginia Tech played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 2006, losing to
Georgia, and is making its fourth appearance in the bowl. It will
be Tennessee's fifth appearance, and the Vols most recently lost to
Clemson in 2004.
Tennessee is 25-22 in bowl games and ranks third in the nation
in appearances. Virginia Tech is 8-14 in bowl games.
The Vols return to the postseason in Lane Kiffin's first season
as coach and after an unusual absence last season. The Hokies are
playing in their third straight bowl.