Virginia Tech Team Report Dec 10, 2013
It's no surprise the football teams at Virginia Tech and UCLA have some studying to do to get familiar about each other.
The schools' campuses are 2,400 miles apart, and the football teams compete against a subset of teams that are practically foreign to the other.
"They're kind of out of our orbit, although right now we just entered the same orbit, so that is going to change real quick," Bruins coach Jim Mora Jr. said.
The Hokies (8-4) and Bruins (9-3) will face off for the first time as football teams in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve. The game kicks off at 2 p.m. and will be televised by CBS.
Virginia Tech is making its 21st straight bowl appearance while UCLA is playing in a postseason game for the third straight year, the last two under Mora.