Which would hurt worse on Saturday?
a) A 33-17, 28-14 kind of affair where the outcome was never really in doubt, but not exactly a beatdown. Just a game where Alabama was truly the better team, and the Hokies couldn't match it despite a good, solid effort...
b) A 31-30 loss where the Hokies had a chance at the end and they shoot themselves in the foot, i.e. poor play call, poor clock management, or bonehead LT error.