Virginia Tech won't play in bowl game, ending NCAA football's longest active streak

Virginia Tech Duke Football
Posted at 7:00 PM, Dec 16, 2020

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The nation's longest active NCAA football bowl streak is officially over.

Wednesday, Virginia Tech head football coach Justin Fuente confirmed his team will opt out of a bowl game this postseason. The Hokies have a record of 5-and-6 on the season, but are eligible to receive a bowl bid due to the NCAA's one-time ruling prior to the 2020 season - a campaign massively impacted by COVID-19.

Virginia Tech, with 27 consecutive seasons of bowl game appearances, owns the longest active bowl streak in the country.

Fuente, who will return for a sixth season in 2021, says the decision came from the players - admitting some players wanted to play in a bowl game, but most did not.

As of now, Tech is the fifth ACC team to announce it will not be participating in the postseason - joining UVA, Boston College, Pitt and Georgia Tech.