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Auburn Will Play Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl

As expected, Auburn has accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. However, in a surprising twist, they will be facing the Virginia Cavaliers (8-3, 5-3, 2nd in ACC Coastal Division).

Typically, the Chick-fil-A Bowl consists of the #5 team from the SEC and the #2 team from the ACC. After their loss to Clemson last night, Virginia Tech looked to be Auburn’s opponent. But with Virginia Tech being chosen as an at-large team by the Sugar Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl was forced to choose another team from the ACC. They chose the Cavaliers.

As far as Auburn is concerned, this at least looks like an easier match-up than playing Virginia Tech. It could also be a good chance to avenge the awfulness that was the season-opening loss (0-19) in 1998.

We now have over three weeks to talk about this match-up and how we hate the travesty that the BCS caused tonight, so for now this is it. Auburn, Virginia, Chick-fil-A Bowl, December 31, 2011, 6:30pm CT, ESPN. Let’s do this.

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8 comments

Will 12/04/2011 at 7:53 pm

As a lifelong Auburn fan and Virginia student…I’m mortified.

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Runrgal 12/05/2011 at 4:32 pm

Why?

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Jasef 12/04/2011 at 7:55 pm

War Eagle!

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Patrick 12/04/2011 at 10:19 pm

As a current Auburn student from the great commonwealth of Virginia… Doesn’t change anything.
WDE.

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Case of the Mondays - Friends of the Program 12/05/2011 at 9:21 am

[…] Auburn is headed to the Chick-fil-a, will trumpet the virtues of the spicy chicken sandwich [WarBlogle] […]

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Steve 12/06/2011 at 12:03 am

So do Virginia fans normally wear orange or blue to games? Can we coordinate this where they wear orange and we wear blue or vice versa? Just a thought.

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The WarBlogler 12/06/2011 at 10:27 am

The school/bowl is asking Auburn fans to wear blue.

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Steve 12/06/2011 at 12:16 pm

Yes! I was really hoping to get another use outta my blue uniform this season

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