BLACKSBURG, Va. – The 2020 Virginia Tech football season is officially over.
Head coach Justin Fuente said his team decided to opt-out of a bowl game this season.
“Our players have decided to not play and I’m going to support them 100%. I think it speaks to the difficulty of the season that they’ve been through,” Fuente said.
Normally, a 5-6 season would not even be considered bowl-eligible; however, with COVID-19 changes, the traditional six-win requirement has been waived.
While Fuente said some did want to play, in order to accept a possible invitation, his whole team would have to be on board.
“There were players that wanted to play and were passionate about that. We were going to do this all together or not. This is ultimately about our kids and I think they’ve sacrificed enough,” he added.
With the Hokies not appearing in a bowl game, that snaps the longest active bowl streak in the nation at 27 straight bowl appearances.