The Hokies will be facing some major roster changes this year, and with that this season could be a turn around or a disaster depending on how our new starters perform in a few key match-ups.
The ACC starting to earn some much need “street-cred” in the football world due to the awakening of Miami and the reappearance of Duke. With that the Hokie birds will have their work cut out for them in order to win the division this season.
Last years main problem was that we choked in all the wrong games. We can’t continue to to loose to Duke, Boston College and Maryland if we want to be considered one of the “Top Dogs” in the college football world.
If the Hokies can pull off some big wins 2014, we’ll definitely have chance to shake things up with a fresh young roster.
What does all this mean for us fans?! Our season will be defined by how the Hokies handle their tough ACC matchups and their one EPIC non-conference showdown – Ohio State.
#Throwback Thursday: Remember back in 2010 when David Wilson had a 90 yard kick return to beat Georgia Tech in closing minutes of the 4th quarter?! Can’t beat a movement like this in the age of Hokie football!
The Story: Va Tech running back, David Wilson, had made it know throughout the 2010 season that, despite his numerous huge plays, Tech fans had not seen his one of a kind speed. During this game, the sophomore had fans jumping up and down, as his lightning fast speed gave the 20th-ranked Hokies to a 28-21 WIN over Georgia Tech.
Wilson received the Georgia Tech kickoff and ran 90 yards down the field untouched. What Wilson had to say after the game, “When I first seen the kick coming to me, I was excited because they’d been avoiding me the whole time.” Wilson followed with, “It was crunch time . . . and I was able to come through.”
Wilson definitely came through, and in a BIG fashion. One of the greatest Va Tech Football moments we’ve seen in recent years!
With their 16-6 win yesterday the Hokies extend their winning streak over UVA to 10. The Hokies finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, 5-3 in the ACC. Virginia Tech will now wait for word on their bowl destination. The Hokies will be making their way to their 21st consecutive bowl! #BraggingRights
Va Tech’s match-up versus Rutgers ends their season with a Russell Athletic Bowl win. Va Tech hasn’t had the strongest season compared to seasons past but they continue their 20 year streak of being invited to a bowl game.
Va Tech’s kicker Cody Journell kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime, forcing Rutgers to answer with a field goal to tie or touchdown to win. Rutgers kicker Nick Borgese missed his attempt from 42-yards out during the Scarlets Knights’ next possession, giving the Hokies a 13-10 overtime victory in the Russell Athletic bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
The Hokies ended their season with a victory their final three games, finishing the season with a 7-6 overall record, helping to extend their streak of consecutive winning seasons to 20 and avoiding their first losing season since 1992. Va Tech also snapped a modest two-game bowl losing streak with their win against Rutgers.
This concludes another season of Va Tech Football. Check VaTechFootball.org for all of your off-season news and schedule for the 2013 season.
This Saturday, November 24th 2012, the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6, 3-4 ACC) and Virginia Cavaliers (4-7, 2-5 ACC) will meet at noon in Blacksburg, VA to play for the Commonwealth Cup. The game will be aired on ESPNU where a flyover by a Lockheed C-130H Hercules from Kentucky’s Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, 165th Airlift Squadron, will thunder above Lane Stadium to start the game. Kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time.
The two schools first met in 1895 and have played each other annually since 1970. To this date Virginia Tech leads the all-time series with 51 wins, 13 coming since the start cup series in 1996. The Cavaliers have won 37 of the meetings, 3 of which came since the start commonwealth cup. Oddly enough 5 of their 93 meetings ended in ties, two of which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Virginia Tech has won the past eight meetings making it the longest winning streak since the two teams first met. While hopes for and ACC- Costal title are out of reach for the Hokies they are still playing for the chance of making a bowl game for the 20th consecutive season. The last time the Hokies missed a bowl game was 1992. That was nearly 20 years ago when gas was still $1.10, the Backstreet Boys did not exist yet, and most if not all of this years freshmen class was not even born yet.
The Hokies will have their work cut out for them heading into this weekend, but as the past 8 meetings have shown the Hokies have the upper hand. #VaTechNation
The Virginia Tech Hokies go into this weekend eager to end their three-game losing streak. They will be heading to Alumni Stadium for an Atlantic Coast Conference match-up versus the Boston College Eagles.
Virginia Tech lost a 28-22 heart breaker against Florida State this past weekend for their third loss in a row and its fifth loss in the previous six games. The Hokies have made a bowl game presence in the past nineteen seasons, but urgently need wins against Boston College and Virginia to keep their bowl eligibility dreams alive.
This weekend will sign the 21st meeting in history between these two rivals. Virginia Tech has won the earlier four meetings in the series to gain a 14-6 lead for their career. In the last reunion the Hokies earned a 30-14 victory in Blacksburg, VA in 2011.
The Hokies have lost some close games this season due to turnovers, but they should have a better chance this weekend against a Boston College defense that has shown a deficiency of playmakers.