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9-3, 2nd in ACC - Coastal

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The five finalists for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award were announced today. They include: Manase Hungalu (Oregon State), Hercules Mata'afa (Washington State), Andrew Motuapuaka (Virginia Tech), Jahlani Tavai (Hawai'i) and Vita Vea (Washington).  Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau won the award last year.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

With Alabama making the playoff, the Big Ten will head to the Orange Bowl, opening a spot in the Citrus Bowl for the ACC. That's great news for Virginia Tech, which will almost certainly land in an Orlando bowl now, but it also means each ACC team can be slotted up a spot. The big winner may be Florida State, which could avoid a Tier 2 Bowl game.

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Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first

Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).

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Jackson highlights ACC's best

The reigning Hesiman Trophy winner had another big game in the Cardinals' 44-17 win over Kentucky. With the impressive performance, Jackson has now tallied seven games this season with at least 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing.

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College football bowl projections: Virginia Tech

Both of our experts expect the Hokies to travel to Florida for their bowl game, but they see Virginia Tech facing off against different opponents in different cities.

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Hokies hold down Cavaliers

Virginia Tech won its 14th straight game in the battle for the "Commonwealth Cup," shutting out Virginia 10-0 in Charlottesville on Friday night. The Hokies last blanked the Cavaliers in 2011.

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Virginia Tech earns Commonwealth Cup with dominant defense (1:29)
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Fuente: Defense was 'fantastic' in shutout win over Virginia (0:58)
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Virginia defender throws punch, gets ejected (1:00)
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Hokies fool defense, score TD (0:24)
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Virginia Tech WR makes impressive leaping grab (0:31)
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Fuente: Offense needs to create 'chunk plays' in second half (0:27)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jackson passing... Sept/Oct: 62% comp, 17 TD, 4 INT, 8.5 yd/att Nov: 53% comp, 1 TD, 4 INT, 5.9 yd/att

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Virginia's Thornhill jumps route for INT (0:25)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

UVA averaged less than 3 yards per rush over its previous 5 games. So far tonight? 7 carries for minus-11 yards. Gonna be hard pressed to pull the upset without some success on the ground.

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FPI sees Hokies' dominance continuing

Virginia Tech has won 13 straight in the battle for the "Commonwealth Cup," the longest streak in series history. The 18 TD passes for Hokies QB Josh Jackson are the most by an FBS freshman this season. Virginia seeks its first seven-win season since going 8-5 in 2011.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.9
Rushing Yards167.2
Points For28.8
Points Against13.55th