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Virginia Tech receiver Tayvion Robinson eludes the diving grasp of Virginia defensive back Coen King on his way to the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown completion from quarterback Braxton Burmeister in the first quarter of the Hokies' 29-24 win on Nov. 27 in Charlottesville.

The Virginia Tech Hokies rallied in the second half to earn a 29-24 win over the host Virginia Cavaliers in an Atlantic Coast Conference football game Nov. 27 in Charlottesville.

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Virginia junior tight end Grant Misch, No. 85, blocks during a running play. Misch is a graduate of Potomac Falls High School in Sterling.

Virginia Tech scored the final 12 points of regulation to secure the Commonwealth Cup for the second straight year, and for the 17th time in the last 18 years.

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Dominion High School graduate Tommy Christ is a senior defensive lineman for Virginia.

Virginia produced 490 yards of total offense but were limited to three points in the second half after scoring 21 in the opening half.

The Hokies scored in each quarter and overcame three deficits in the game. The Cavaliers pushed for the go-ahead score late in regulation before turning the ball over on downs in the red zone with 30 seconds left in regulation.

Virginia Tech (6-6 overall, 4-4 in the ACC) earned bowl eligibility with the victory in the regular-season finale for both teams. Virginia (6-6, 4-4) is also bowl eligible.

The Cavaliers and the Hokies will await bowl invitations.

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Senior offensive lineman Johnny Jordan gets set prior to a play. Jordan, a Leesburg resident, earned All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2020 playing for Maryland before transferring to Virginia Tech for the 2021 season.

More photos by Jeff Scudder

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