The HIstory of the Hokies vs. Cavaliers Rivalry

Ask any die hard Virginia Tech football fan about the significance of the 1990 football season and I’m sure they’ll bring up how Coach Beamer lead the Hokies to victory over  UVA, which was at that time ranked number 1.  I’ve always been told that little rivalry is healthy, but how about one that dates back to 1895? One of college football’s most notorious rivalries is Virginia Tech Hokies vs. the University of Virginia Cavaliers. 


The teams first met October 5, 1895, and have faced-off annually since 1970.  To date, the two teams have played a total of 99 times making this November our 100th game and the longest series for the Hokies! Virginia Tech leads the series 57-37-5 and currently holds the longest winning streak with 14 wins since 2004.


In 1996, a trophy was created to celebrate the winner of each meeting.  The Commonwealth Cup is what the two teams battle for each season. This grand prize adds more fun to the competition. This notorious match-up is played at either Lane Stadium or Scott Stadium, rotating each year. This rivalry is a sacred part of being a Hokie as well as a Cavalier! A little rivalry is always healthy and fun, but the one between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers is most definitely our favorite.


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