BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A late season win over Marshall allowed Virginia Tech to extend their nation-leading 26-game bowl streak, but another streak is on the line when the Hokies face Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
"We didn't just have a 25 year bowl streak," senior defensive lineman Vinny Mihota said, "We had a 25 year winning streak and kind of one in the same and what we expect to do every year."
The Hokies sit at 6-6 going into their game in Annapolis and with a win they could put off their first losing season since 1992.
"You never want to have a losing record, going 7-6 is a lot different than going 6-7," senior offensive lineman Kyle Chung said, "I've never had a losing record in all the years I've played football, especially here, so I'm not going to go out on a losing record that's for sure."
Ending with a winning season has been a point of emphasis for Coach Justin Fuente and his staff as well.
"I think that's important to this team and this program and this tradition," senior defensive lineman Ricky Walker said, "Coach Fuente actually mentioned that I think at our last practice and I haven't really thought about that, but definitely is a big difference from 6-7 to 7-6."