Thanksgiving Leftovers: Virginia vs Virginia Tech Preview

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Virginia
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Two up and down seasons converge in Blacksburg tonight as Virginia looks to end a 10 game losing streak to Virginia Tech. There’s no time like the present for the Cavaliers to bust the streak, as Tech enters the game with a losing record and on the verge of missing a bowl game for the first time in 21 seasons. The Hokies are also coming off the low point of their season, a 6-3 OT loss to Wake Forest that went into the overtime period knotted in a scoreless tie. It was the first game since 2005 to go into overtime with goose eggs on the scoreboard. That game also produced this screen-grab of Frank Beamer celebrating a missed Wake field goal that sent the game to OT, which neatly sums up the Hokies season:

Is This What It’s All About Now? Frank Beamer & Virginia Tech Football

Frank Beamer stands with his team before taking the field. Photo: Chris Graythen, Getty Images


As the Virginia Tech Hokies came out of the tunnel last night for the 2nd half versus the Miami Hurricanes, they found themselves on the wrong side of a disappointing 1st half . Down 24-0, Virginia Tech returned to the field with a sense of urgency, sparked by a 58 yard kickoff return. The Hokies quickly marched to the Miami 3 yard line, as the bourbon fueled, sellout crowd at Lane Stadium regained their bright eyes and full throats.