Commonwealth Cup Game Is for Low Stakes, but Still a Must-Win for Both Teams

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Commonwealth Cup Game Is for Low Stakes, but Still a Must-Win for Both Teams
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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech linebacker Bruce Taylor didn’t like what he saw Monday during practice. The Hokies looked sluggish and out of sync, and their senior captain immediately assumed it was the sort of complacency born from the team’s recent dominance of the Commonwealth Cup, which has been displayed in a prominent location during the week leading into Virginia Tech’s annual game against Virginia. After all, there’s a piece of paper attached to the trophy reminding the Hokies that they will have possessed it for 2,917 consecutive days when these two in-state rivals face off again Saturday afternoon.

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