The Hokies are looking to make their third consecutive bowl game as the first in 25 seasons.
The Hokie Football team played host to a home and away game against Southern Miss on Saturday.
The first two games against Auburn and Alabama were not televised.
Here’s how the game unfolded: Virginia Tech has now won 11 straight games against Southern Mississippi, including the two wins over the Tigers.
The only other time the Hokies had lost a game to the Tigers was to Texas A&M in 2016.
“I don’t think you can ever say that Virginia Tech’s never been to the bowl game,” Tech coach Mark Richt said after the win.
“You know we’ve always played good football.
That’s just the nature of this game.
It’s what we do.”
It was the first time Virginia Tech had played Southern Miss since 2003.
Tech won 27-24 in the season opener in 2018.
“We are a very special program,” Tech head coach Mark Linn said.
“It was a really, really hard game.
You know, we just kind of got into a rhythm.
We started off with some good runs, then we got some momentum and then just continued to play the way we played in the first half and we were able to pull out the win.”
Tech was playing its first bowl game since 2014 when it lost to the University of Arkansas.
“This game is a perfect example of how far we have come and how we’re getting better,” Linn added.
“To be able to do that, it’s really nice to win, but I think it was a great game.
“That’s what I want to do, is to play in the bowl and win. “
That makes me happy, and it makes me proud to be a Hokie.” “
That’s what I want to do, is to play in the bowl and win.
That makes me happy, and it makes me proud to be a Hokie.”
Tech’s season ended with a 21-14 loss to Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl.
The win was the most important of the season, with the Hokie offense outscoring the Razorbacks in each half.
“The way the game was, they were so much better than us in the second half,” Tech quarterback Tyler Murphy said.
He added: “They had more yards, more touchdowns, and they had more plays.
It was a good performance.
I think we did a good job of shutting them down.” “
But we were up by four touchdowns in the final minutes, and I thought that was pretty impressive.
I think we did a good job of shutting them down.”
Tech (3-4, 1-2) has won three consecutive home games and is tied for the second-most wins in the country behind No. 1 Alabama.
“They’re going into a great bowl game.
They’re a great football team,” Richt added.
Virginia Tech is looking for its third consecutive win against the Rebels (3.5-1, 2-2).
The Hokieds last loss to Southern Miss came in 2015, when Tech was upset by the Aggies 35-17.
The game was televised nationally.
Tech is trying to break a 20-game bowl streak.
The last time the two teams played was in 2014.
Tech quarterback Luke Falk threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns against Southern Missouri.
“He has a very good arm and it’s one of those things where you’re going with what you have,” Lino said of Falk.
“A lot of times he’ll throw the ball downfield, but then he’ll also throw it inside and then throw it to a wide receiver down the field.
He’s a really good thrower. “
When you see a big guy run over the middle, that’s when you start to see that, and if you don’t get it, he’s going to be open downfield.
He’s a really good thrower.
It is one of our most important games, because we know that they’re a good team.” “
For us to be able go into that game and put a big-time team like Southern Miss out there, we’re very excited.
It is one of our most important games, because we know that they’re a good team.”
The win came against the seventh-ranked Tigers, who have the No. 4 ranked rushing attack in the conference.
Tech was outgained by 549 yards and 19 points in the opening half, but rallied for a 34-31 victory.
Tech started the second quarter with a 14-0 run to start the second period.
The Tigers made it a 10-0 stretch to the end of the half.
Tech finished the first quarter with nine first downs, including a 19-yard run by Heisman Trophy winner Tyrell