Virginia is bowl eligible for the first time since 2011 after beating Georgia Tech this weekend.

With the victory, the Cavaliers avoided what would have been a stressful stretch run.

Virginia won five of its first six games this season, but a difficult November schedule put win No. 6 in question. The Cavaliers now have to play at Louisville and Miami before hosting Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale — but Virginia took a weight off its shoulders with a 40-36 win Saturday that improved its record to 6-3.

Virginia is in its second season under former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall. The Cavaliers went 2-10 in 2016.