Hokies face Marshall in must-win game

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Virginia Tech's football schedule came out, December 1 was saved for a potential trip to the ACC championship game.

However, after a midseason four game losing streak, any dreams of playing in Charlotte were lost. Couple that with the Hokies lost game against East Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, and Virginia Tech would play just 11 games this season.

Sitting at 4-6 entering the schedule season finale against Virginia, the Hokies tentatively scheduled a game against Marshall. A win over the Cavaliers and the Thundering Herd would push Virginia Tech to 6-6 on the season and bowl eligible.

After the Hokies beat the Cavaliers on Black Friday, it was made official. Virginia Tech will host Marshall Saturday with hopes of extending its nation leading bowl streak to 26 straight years.

"Obviously, we know we're in playoff mode here," head coach Justin Fuente said. "If we win, we get to keep playing and stay together. If we don't, then we're done."

"So, all that being said," Fuente added, "its going to be a tremendous challenge to try and get this thing pulled off because Marshall is a veteran, well coached, talented football team."

Virginia Tech and Marshall will kick off at noon Saturday.