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Hokies Headed to Russell Athletic Bowl

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The Virginia Tech football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, bowl officials announced Sunday night.

The Hokies (6-6) will square off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-3) in the game, which will take place Dec. 28 at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Tech is 2-0 against Big East teams in bowl games since 2006, and owns an 11-3 all-time record over Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, head to Florida riding a five-game bowl win streak, which is tied for the nation's longest.

Virginia Tech is currently selling its allotment of tickets on www.hokietickets.com. Tickets are being sold for $72 each.