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Cal will play Virginia Tech

TEMPE, Ariz. -- California was picked Monday to be Virginia Tech's opponent in the Insight Bowl.

Cal (7-6) won four of its final five games to earn its first
bowl appearance since 1996. The Bears' highlight this season was a
34-31 overtime win over Southern California, the only blemish for
the second-ranked Trojans.

"Playing in a bowl game was one of our primary goals this year,
so today's announcement represents a milestone for this team and
the Cal football program," coach Jeff Tedford said.

The Hokies (8-4) dropped three of their last four games after
upsetting Miami 31-7 on Nov. 1, a victory that lifted them to fifth
in the nation.

The game will be played Dec. 26 at Bank One Ballpark, the home
of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks.