Ten reasons you should to go Hooville

I know there are plenty of Hokies planning on making the trip to Charlottesville this Saturday, but if you're on the fence, I thought these would help ...

  1. Last chance to see the guy wearing #1, Antone Exum, before the bowl game. Unfortunately he wasn't able to play versus Maryland at Senior Day in Lane, but he should be able to give it a go after a week off. Come to Charlottesville to send him off with the other Hokie seniors.
  2. Saturday's game will be the 2nd time Virginia Tech vs. Virginia has been televised on ESPNU. Since 1990, the VT/UVA game has been on an ESPN network 10 times, but has been relegated to regional coverage more often than not in recent years. Why bother watching Tech crush UVA on television when you can watch it live?!
  3. Three touchdowns ... the margin of victory over the Cavs during the current winning streak (2004-present) is 20.4 points, which is nearly 3 touchdowns.
  4. Virginia Tech is 4th in Total Defense and is tied for 4th in passes intercepted. The Hokie D is also 9th in Scoring Defense.
  5. It will be Mike London's 5th straight loss to Frank Beamer.
  6. The Hokies have scored 30 or more points 6 times versus Virginia in Scott Stadium under Frank Beamer.
  7. It will be the 7th time we've played UVA in Charlottesville the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and it's the 16th time overall this game will have occurred on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Tech currently holds a 12-3 record over UVA when playing them after Thanksgiving. You likely already have time off - just make the trip!
  8. Eight times has a Bud Foster defense held UVA to 13 points or less, and VT has shut out UVA twice during Foster's tenure (2006 and 2011). From 1995 through 2012, Virginia has averaged just 16.1 points per game versus Virginia Tech.
  9. Starting with their loss to Pitt, on September 28th, it will be the 9th straight loss for UVA. LOLUVA
  10. Decade of Dominance.
Tags: 
DISCLAIMER: Forum topics may not have been written or edited by The Key Play.com staff.

Comments

Quick note about #7: I was surprised to see that VT/UVA on the Saturday following Thanksgiving is a relatively recent phenomenon. Prior to 1997, the Hoos and Hokies have only met twice on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (1981 and 1990). From 1997 through the present, we've faced off during rivalry week every year except 1999, 2001, and 2005.

There was once a time when our main rival was VMI and that game was played on Thanksgiving day, which probably has something to do with that.

2 Hokies and a cousint from MoTown via Charlottesville gonna be there.

We came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

You know the rest.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

Great quote

It's always a great day to be a Hokie

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

I was present for 52-14 in '05 and 38-0 Bro and honestly, nothing feels better than beating the absolutely bejeezus out of those candy-asses on their own field.

You mean OUR second field: Lane Stadium II. It's been OUR field/stadium since the early 00s.

Babcock...time to stick it in...again.

Fosterball

Yep. I'd sacrifice a trip to Charlotte for another 38-0.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

38-0 was the game we put a VT shirt on the TJ statue, made the news.

Pour some Beer on it

#11 - You don't want to miss Sam Rogers' first touchdown

Fortune Favors the Bold

11. It has been 11 years since Mike London has been a cop.

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

12. It will be 12 days before he's a cop again

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

Ahh sorry bro.
Fat finger alert on the downvote

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'