Virginia Tech entered the ACC in 2004 and won it the same year. There was no championship game that year, but they made it to the first conference championship game in 2005 against Florida State. The fifth-ranked Hokies lost to the unranked Seminoles.
The Hokies made it back in 2007 and 2008, winning both against Boston College. They're 1-2 against the Seminoles since joining the ACC, and Beamer is 1-8 against Florida State during his tenure in Blacksburg, including a national championship loss in 2000.
But, that's all in the past. The 2010 Hokies have won 10 straight and have their sights set on the Orange Bowl. The Seminoles are 9-3. Virginia Tech is the first ACC team to go undefeated in regular season conference play since Florida State in 1999.
The two teams don't play that often, even though they're both in the ACC, but they do have somewhat of a storied past that's dominated by the Seminoles. Here are five reasons why Virginia Tech gets over the hump this weekend and beats FSU for the ACC title.