Chik-fil-A Bowl – Featuring Auburn vs Virginia

That’s right bowls games are set and this year unfortunately won’t produce a National Championship trophy, heck it doesn’t even produce a New Years Day game, or in this case a day after New Years day game (since January 1 falls on a Sunday and everyone knows that belongs to the NFL).  So Auburn will get to go to Atlanta but it will be to play Virginia in the Chik-fil-A Bowl.

So who are the Virgina Cavaliers?

They are an 8-4 team with a 5-3 ACC record.  Their resume includes wins over, Georgia Tech, Miami, Maryland and Florida State.  Their biggest losses coming at the hands of Virgina Tech and Southern Miss.

The game will mark Virginia’s fourth appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly the Peach Bowl). The Cavaliers played their first-ever bowl game in Atlanta on. Dec. 31 in 1984, defeating Purdue 27-24 to claim the Peach Bowl crown. Virginia defeated Georgia 34-27 in the 1995 Peach Bowl and lost to the Bulldogs 35-33 in the 1998 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

This will be the 3rd meeting between Auburn and Virginia.  The Tigers defeated the Cavaliers 28-17 in 1997 in Charlottesville. The following season Virginia handed Auburn a 19-0 defeat at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

While not where we were hoping to be this year, the extra bowl practice will work wonders for this Auburn team.  Lets show up in large numbers like we always do and make the Georgia Dome Jordan-Hare East!

Just remember at the end of the day at least its not a rematch with Clemson, because really who wants to see rematches?

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