Straight Up: Predict Cal and Hawaii's Combined Passing Yards to Win Virginia Tech Season Tickets

TKP is giving away one set of 2016 season football tickets. Watch the Hokies play every game in Lane Stadium this year.

A single set of 2016 Virginia Tech football season tickets (home games against Liberty, Boston College, East Carolina, Miami, Georgia Tech, and Virginia) can be yours if you correctly predict how many total passing yards California and Hawaii will combine for Friday night. To enter, leave your guess (educated or otherwise) in the comment section. Anyone can register and join TKP's community for free to enter.

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Periodically throughout the season TKP will give away tickets or swag from our online store.

The rules are:

  • Must be over 18;
  • Price is Right rule is in effect, you need to be closest to California plus Hawaii's total passing yards without going over;
  • Leave your guess in the comment section below in the following format: "[number] yards", e.g. 1,200 yards, 89 yards, or 450 yards.
  • Picks are first come, first serve. In other words, there'll be 0 or 1 winners. If you duplicate someone else's existing pick, you lose.
  • One entry per person;
  • Do not, for any reason, edit your comment/picks. The database stores both a comment created date and last edit date. If those two aren't equal, you're disqualified;
  • Picks must be in before 9:30 PM EDT on 8/26/16;
  • Total passing yards will be sourced from cfbstats.com at the end of the game;
  • Much like with Powerball, you must claim your prize. If you are the winner, email joe thekeyplay [dot] com, and your claim will be verified. Claims submitted after 11:59 PM EDT on 8/29/16 will not be verified.

Comments

518 yards

626 yards.

FYI, if I win the tickets, I am selling them and donating the money to TKP.

555 yards.

448 yards

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

569

521

537 yards

NOTE: If I win, since I won't be able to use all the tickets, I want them to go to VT KoolAid

634 yards

621

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

617 yards

375 yds

The Mud Dogs are going to the Bourbon Bowl!!!

611 yards

"Don't go to, go through"

654

672 yards

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

584 yards

1 yard (come on, someone had to do it)

Also if I magically win these tickets will go to my parents.

in true price is right spirit, 2 yards

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

587

571 yards

417 yards

590 yards

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

491 yards

Whit Babcock for President

616 yds

If I win the tickets will be allocated each game to a member of the Key Players Club who needs them. If no members need tickets that game, tickets will be allocated for members of the Key Play who promise to join the Key Players Club this season and do so before the game they need tickets to.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

662 yards

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

701 yards

587 yards

540 Yards

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

604 yards

595 yards

449 yards

--
"It's time to go play Virginia Tech Football longer and harder than anybody else in America!!" -- Justin Fuente
"I put a brick in Sacksburg today." -- Cam Phillips

645 yards

425 Yards

535 yards

712 yards

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

626 yards

I’ll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got.

769

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

623 yards

702 yards

It's Time to go to Work

673 yards

Jerk :)

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

499 yards

480

702 yards

458 yards

660 yards

Our motto bringing spirit true, that we may ever serve you

552 yards

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

502 yards

1 yard(s)

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

716

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

635

476 yards

Little Bobby Tables told me my signature was false

659! Cmonn big money!

719 yards

666 yards, what the hell

In Fuente we trust

568 yards

447 yards

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

453 yards

469 yards

500

828 yards

511

255 yards

459 yards

950 yrds

603 yards

614

“I like the donuts.” -Bud Foster

627 YARDS

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

I'm always terrified someone else will take my guess while I'm typing it in and then I won't be able to edit without DQing myself...it's very stressful

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

462 yards

696 yards

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

690

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

527 yards.

Leonard. Duh.

817

835 yards

T_Sprad3

573

613

637 yards.

560 yards

704 yards

598 yards

By the Beard of DeChristopher!

547 yards

It was a catch!

If I made a funny comment I probably stole it from Reddit.

721 yards

557 yards

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

624 yards

567 yards

620 yards

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

550 yards

597 yards

904 yards

"And loud, listen for yourself..." - Ron Franklin

726 yards

511 yards

"Lane stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. One of the most intimidating venues in ALL of college football"

437

697 yards

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

517 yards

NO TWEEDY, IT'S WHIP!!!!!!!

618 yards

532 yards!

472 Yards

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

543

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

yards

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

612 yrds

Civil Engineering
Class of 2008/2010
Go Hokies!!

637 yards

442

Hokie fan | W&M grad

481 yards

836

565 yards

520

459 yards

757 yards

Go Hokies

707 yards

492

398 yards

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

575 yards

870 yards

525 yards

He's no good to me dead.

539 yards

722 yards

"Dick to Hyman? DICK TO HYMAN!" - Guy in Lane Stadium crowd when Richard Johnson hit Josh Hyman on reverse pass in 2004.

727 yards

605

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

683 yards

749

627 yards

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

575 yards

523

561 Yards

201 yards

Cowherd said it best.

689

"Yeah, it do." - Mike Vick

619 yards

633 yards

468 yds.

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

592 yards

521 yards

someone already got it my bad

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

628 yards

576 YARDS

“I ought to punch UVa people in the neck. Don’t ever come on my show and brag about your football.”

777

578 yards!

609

499 Bob

534 yards

467 yards

georgebd

528 yards

#38-0

581 yards please

478

687 yards

902 yards

490 yards

723 yards. As another stated above, mine will also be donated to VTKoolAid.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

694

694 yards

Reading will get after ya

671

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

498 yards

554 yards

615 yards

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

516 yards....since I didn't see someone else put the number I put above mine...bob....

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

610 yards

471 yards

600 yards

629 yards

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

656

Let's Go...

2 yards.

526 yards

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

526 yards

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

I ended up making a search, my first three guesses were already taken. 284 yards

347
if it hasn't been said yet and I win, they will be donated.

484 Yards

505 yards

606 yards

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

485.
Tickets go to parents.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

482

735 yards

506 yards

599

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

663 yards

503 yards

Twitter me

434

515 yards

582

682 yards

538

399 Yards

625 yards

708 yards

86 yards

742 yards

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

655 yards!

551

519 yards

682

584 yards

572 yards

Pour some Beer on it

Shit Joe!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

524 yards

680 yards

792 yards

530

801 yards

🦃 🦃 🦃

523 yards (Already used..my bad)

601 yards

You had me at meat tornado.

586 yards

690

@TheTurkeyTavern

400, Drew.

602

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

513 :)

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

561 yards

Go Hokies

314 yards

@VTimHokie85

469 yards

493 yards

710

"I thought the kid right there you're talking to right there played his nuts off."

564 yards

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

848 yards.

Long live Rasche Hall

430 yards

784

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death....... I assure you, it's MUCH more serious than that" ...Bill Shankly

730

804

565 yards

570 yards

489 yards

Using /s is for cowards.

463 yards

186

494 yards

Virginia Tech School of Architecture Class of 2014
Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

669 yards

The Cup is going nowhere Mikey!

giggity

almost won too!

The Cup is going nowhere Mikey!

517 yards

646 yards

579 yards

868 yards

Who needs a Beamer when you can have a Fuente?...just doesn't have the same ring to it...

539 yards

“The Cup is Going Nowhere Mikey!!!!!”

666 yards

Oh, Yeaahh!!!

I might have a ticket for a game or two this season. All depends on when baby #5 gets here. It's west stands and a single ticket but I'll let you know.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

509 yards

674 yards!

Winner winner chicken dinner.

Thanks for checking! Very grateful for the tickets and looking forward to seeing the new Fuente Hokies!

Looks like a winner??

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Member since 2014 and a few hundred turkey legs to boot. Congrats!

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Thanks! Yeah I've been more of a lurker lately but love the site. Go Hokies!

And now a member of the Key Players Club. Way to step up.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Darn it :(

678

678

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

496 yards

Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

267 yards

539 yards

512 yards

522 yards

"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

548

585

569 yards.....the winner.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Lots of duplicates showing up.

Seeing the same....

Control F folks and enter your guess. Unless you're on your phone, then you're just SOL.

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

649 Yards

786 yards, Bob!

665 yards

596

300 yards

Such tackle. Very D-Line. Wow.

667

607

VT '10 #AllMaroonEverything

350 yards

558

652 yards

849 yards

818 yards.

Donate them to those in need if I win.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

594 yards - also if someone who isnt' a keyplay member wins I really hope they sell a ticket or 2 they can't make and sign up for a membership.

The proud "V" in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University spelled out in chest paint.
North Endzone @ 03 Miami.

698 yards

@hokie_rd

622 yards.

NOTE: would only likely be able to attend a few games, will donate sales of tickets unused to TKP and/or the Jeff Beyer for OC Kickstarter

Tom Tillar is my homeboy...

610

TN_Hokie

529 Yards

Go Hokies!

I hate you for making me read Bill Connelly's Hawaii and Cal season previews...

Go Hokies!

840 yards

759 yards

1000 yards

681

Now Miami wants to talk about it...

530 yards

"I can run between the tackles, I choose not to"

530 yards

"I can run between the tackles, I choose not to"

934 yards

940 yards

591

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

425 yards

476

@CraigThompsonVT

514 yards

546 yards

731 yards.

479 yards

630 Yards

Crying? There is no crying in Baseball...

574 yards
Good to be back for football season :)

RIP Stick It In

733 yards.

Evans4Heisman

553 yards

444 yards

455 yards

Benjamin McQueary

653

Logan 3:16

392

559 Yards!

923 yards

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Is "more than the number of fans at a UVA spring game" yards, a viable answer?

someone already guessed one yard.

724 yards

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

326

699.5

Wait, what?

668

420 yards

713 yards

Never crimp your blasting caps with your teeth. - Dr Haycocks

Its always 110 Holden...said every mining engineer ever.

593

549 yards

358 yards

496 yards

544 yards

753 Yards

787 yards

477 yards

531

638

664

659

577

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

999

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Awwww shucky ducky!

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

699

677

7 touchdowns

Easy... 536

Hokie Hokie Hokie H....okie!

644 yards

640 Yards!

Gobble Gobble

650 yards

588 yards

"Win or lose we'll greet you with a glad returning!"

512 yards

647 Yahhhds!

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

679 yards

714 yards

I am certainly not reading through this whole list to find the best option. I tried 712. Taken. 713. Taken. 714 it is.

888

eric

"My advice to you... is to start drinking heavily."-John Blutarsky

42...know the movie reference?

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

I'm gonna need about tree fiddy (350)

I gave him a dolla...

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Well no wonder he keeps coming around

639 yards

661 yards....yesssssssssss

718

West Virginian by birth, Hokie by choice

688 yards

589

583 yards

401 Yards

450 yards

What's Important Now

569 yards.....looks like that one is taken, dang

603 yards

VTMidge

942

Fuente puts the "FU" in Futbol

Guesses closed at 9:30

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

755

The Dude Abides

CBS has 675. I wasn't even close even though I put in at least 2 minutes of research!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

542 yards

I hate to be the guy to burst your bubble, but the game's already been played...and we have a winner

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

What is the official yardage?

In Fuente we trust

Missed by 12 yards!

3. Yards. Away. FML

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

only missed by 673 yard.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

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I predict this will be the last Cal or Hawaii game I watch this year

779 yards

Just saw that this game already happened, nevermind