Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted bids to meet for the first time in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) played its first postseason game in the 1947 Sun Bowl, losing to Cincinnati. This will be the Hokies' 21st consecutive bowl appearance under coach Frank Beamer.
No. 17 UCLA (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) will be making its fourth appearance in the Sun Bowl. The Bruins came from behind to beat Northwestern 50-38 in their last appearance in El Paso, in 2005.
The Hokies are led by Thomas Logan, who has completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,861 yards and 16 touchdowns.
UCLA's Myles Jack is the Pac-12's freshman of the year on both offense and defense after starring at linebacker and as a running back.