RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Names, faces, and even coaches have changed since 2004, but one thing has not: the Hokies’ grip on the Commonwealth Cup.
The team from Blacksburg has won twelve games in a row against their rivals from Charlottesville. Last year, a .500 record and bowl eligibility was on the line. This year, Virginia Tech’s spot in the ACC Championship Game is on the line while Virginia is just trying to get that 12-year monkey off its back.
Also at stake, the records of two coaches new to the rivalry. It will be the first Commonwealth Cup for Justin Fuente and Bronco Mendenhall. Each is aware of what that means.