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.
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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.