Hokies Headed to Russell Athletic Bowl

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.

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