Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes upfield against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The high point in the history of Virginia Tech football occurred on an early January evening in 2000, when freshman Michael Vick dazzled a national audience with incredible athleticism and football moxie.  The Hokies lost their bid for a national championship that night, losing the Sugar Bowl to Florida State.   Virginia Tech has not challenged for a national crown in the years before or since, but that doesn’t mean the school hasn’t had a number of big bowl victories.  The one constant in all but one of the bowl wins is coach Frank Beamer, who is currently in his 25th season at Virginia Tech.  He is the successful active FBS coach with 250 wins (208 coming at VaTech).  The school is 9-15 all-time in bowl games (dating back to its first appearance in the 1946 Sun Bowl), but 8-10 under Beamer.  TOP FIVE VIRGINIA TECH BOWL VICTORIES  5.  1998 Music City Bowl: VIRGINIA TECH 38, Alabama 7 Dec. 29, 1998, Nashville, Tenn.Significance:  Virginia Tech ended its futility against Alabama in d...
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