Hey, I know that you have been on the edge of your seat thinking, Bill, where in the hell is my Hokie football update? Well, your dreams are about to come true because here it is. I’ll make it short (maybe). And right now, it’s pretty sweet.
The last Hokie update saw me gloating over the thrashing of the Tar Heels of UNCheat. That game was a nice beat down of a haughty school that pays people to write papers for their athletes (that is, if they go to class). And it led to a very high ranking for this Hokie club: number 17. That was pretty heady stuff and BRP was feeling fine. And then, it was off to the Jiffy Pop Dome in Syracuse. Damn, back to reality.
Yup, the ‘Cuse beat the good guys pretty badly – a two touchdown loss and a quick exit from the rankings. Bummer, dude. But did our boys in Orange and Maroon let that ruin their season and go into the tank? Um, this is VT we are talking about, not, say, the University of Miami.
Speaking of scUM, they came to Blacksburg for a national ESPN Thursday night showdown. And VT pounded the hell out of them with a ferocious defense that sacked their QB eight times, and an efficient and proficient offense. It was a 21 point blowout victory for the good guys. And that was followed by a #25 ranking.
Next it was off to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh this week for another Thursday night nationally televised game against sPitt. Heinz Field has been a house of horrors for the Hokies (who had never won there), and the collective assessment of the Hokie flock was that this game was going to be tough. sPitt, like the Hokies, was 5-2, and had lost those two games by a total of 8 points. Uh oh. Well, our fears were justified as the Panthers played our boys tough. But, hey, not tough enough: the Hokies pulled off a 3 point victory, and BRP danced a little jig of delight at game’s end.
So that’s where we are. 6-2 and currently ranked #25 (which should jump this week). Oh wait, no, let me tell you one more thing. VT is in the Coastal Division of the ACC, just like UNCheat, scUM, and sPitt. So guess who has the inside track now for winning that division? I’m not counting my chickens (after all, every sports team that I root for ultimately breaks my heart), but hey, VT is in the driver’s seat having beaten the three best challengers in the division. So look heavenward, join hands with me, and ask the almighty for further good fortune for the Hokies. We still have some revenge work to do on Duke, a visit with Georgia Tech, the annual tussle with hated in-state rival UVa, and a non-conference journey to South Bend to play Notre Dame.
I hope I scratched your Hokie itch. Let’s do this thing. GO HOKIES!!!
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