Auburn Football 2011: Tigers Projected to Meet Virginia Tech in Chick-Fil-a Bowl

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Auburn Football 2011: Tigers Projected to Meet Virginia Tech in Chick-Fil-a Bowl
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Auburn looks to be heading to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl this season and will likely face Virginia Tech. This should be an excellent matchup that will give fans some high quality entertainment. The Virginia Tech loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game will likely be the decisive factor in bringing the Hokies to Atlanta for the bowl season.

If the matchup should occur, it would appear on paper that Virginia Tech would have a decisive edge.

Average Per Game Statistics 2011 Season:

Statistic

Auburn 

Virginia Tech

Rushing Offense

174.75 yards

188.69 yards

Passing Offense

153.42 yards

227.08 yards

Scoring Offense

24.25 points

28.54 points

Rushing Defense

194.75 yards

107.77 yards

Passing Defense

211 yards

206.15 yards

Scoring Defense

29.33 points

17.23 points

Punt Returns

6.9 yards

10.33 yards

Kick Returns

24.31 yards

19.77 yards

Net Punting

39.01 yards

33.58 yards

Defense Kick Returns

21.84 yards

21.9 yards

Defense Punt Returns

6.2 yards

4.12 yards

Turnover Margin

00 per game

.46 per game

These two teams have played five times with Auburn leading the series with three wins, one loss, and one tie. The last meeting was in the Sugar Bowl to end the 2004 season, where Auburn prevailed 16-13. The last and only win for Virginia Tech was in 1975 with a 23-16 victory at Auburn. 

Update: December 4, 2011

Auburn is going to the Chic-Fil-A Bowl, but their opponent will be Virginia not Virginia Tech as bowl officials had hoped. The Hokies got a surprise invite to the BCS Sugar Bowl and this opened up the opportunity to the Virginia Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers finished with eight wins and four losses on the season.

Comparative Statistics 2011 Season

Statistic

Auburn 

Virginia

Rushing Offense

174.75 yards

165.33 yards

Passing Offense

153.42 yards

231.5 yards

Scoring Offense

24.25 points

23.17 points

Rushing Defense

194.75 yards

128.33 yards

Pass Defense

211 yards

214.83 yards

Scoring Defense

29.33 points

22.25 points

Punt Returns

6.9 yards

5.77 yards

Kick Returns

24.31 yards

21.73 yards

Net Punting

39.01 yards

35.21 yards

Defense Kick Returns

21.84 yards

21.23 yards

Defense Punt Returns

6.2 yards

8.65 yards

Turnover Margin

00 per game

-.42 per game


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