Once upon a time, the Virginia Tech Hokies and Rutgers Scarlet Knights were conference rivals. That was when the Hokies were in the former Big East Conference with Rutgers, but that rivalry ended in 2004 when Virginia Tech landed in the ACC.
Since that time, the two old rivals have only met once, in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl, which the Hokies won 13-10. If anyone can remember that game, we’re sorry. Watching that game then felt like it set football back about 20 years. VT had 196 yards of total offense, with just three rushing yards — does that sound familiar?