TKP Top Plays for Beamer's Last 16 Years - Finals

And we've made it to the Finals. Here's how we got here.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE topped Andre Davis' 3rd Qtr vs WVU 65-40
Tyrod to Danny destroyed Logan Thomas' 4th Down Keeper TD 90-17

So here we are in the finals
2003 - GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE vs 2009 - Tyrod to Danny

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*existential crisis ensues*

Like trying to say which of your children you love most.

We all have our favorites really we just don't tell them that.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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It was tough, but I will never forget sprinting around my basement, jumping over couches, and screaming after we beat Nebraska. I wish I could have been there for that one, really bad.

I'll never forget that night. My brother and I were at that game and I'll be the first to admit I'm a very pessimistic fan and typically he was the level headed one that always said "play it out till the end, you never know until the clock hits 0" kind of mindset. Well he looks at me with 5 minutes left on the clock us losing and Nebraska has the ball and says wanna just go home this game has been awful. I was like well, ya never know lets just sit this one out...... next thing I know we're going apeshit in the bleachers!!!!!

Such a fun ending, and so much pro talent in that game too between suh, helu, niles paul, Amukamara, compton, Crick, T mobile, ryan williams, david wilson, boykin, Worilds, Roc Carmichael, Bam Bam Kam, Cody Grimm,

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

i was at TOTS and tossed back to back beers all over the ceiling by throwing both of my hands in the air, and i wasn't even close to the only person that did it. beer dripped from the ceiling for a good hour after the game. good...times.

I was in NEZ and it was probably the most boring game I think I have ever seen up until the last minute. But I'll never forget that finish!!

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

my dad wanted to leave that game early. his favorite phrase was "you guys suck." I convinced we were staying till the end. Traffic be damned. As soon as danny coale caught that pass i tackled him in the east stands.

I swear to drunk, I'm not God

"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

I was watching by myself in my parents living room and started jumping up and down and bringing my knees up to about shoulder level every time.

I was at that game with family friends from Nebraska. So much disbelief, so much noise.

Tyrod to Danny has got to win, I actually didn't see the play live at all.

I didn't get that game on TV, I forget why. I remember that my dad was visiting and he was watching the ND game against someone and ND also had a ridiculous comeback - he was hootin and hollerin in the next room.

I watched this game on my computer on something called justin.tv. The reception had been crappy all game long and I wanted to reload the stream. So I did. Right before this play.

The game refreshed and the fans were going nuts. The ball was deep in the Nebraska end. I didn't know what happened. They played the replay and I both jumped around screaming and cursed myself for reloading.

I rushed the field after Tyrod to Danny and I'm not ashamed

I destroyed my knee and shin on a seat back jumping after Tyrod to Danny. I've gotta give it my vote.

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

That was the craziest experience I ever had in NEZ bleachers was for the Neb comeback. Whole sections of people moshed in celebration and it was glorious.

As a bit of a sentimentalist when it comes to sports, I still have my ticket and turf from the field from that game.

@vtscottyb

I still have yet to hear Lane as loud as it was when Danny caught that ball. It was an entire games worth of frustration and hope and joy all released in one moment. It was a step above the Miami game of 2011

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

I would love to have heard Lane with the punt block against Miami in 01 with the south EZ enclosed. It was more or less wide open at that time

As it stands, that is still the loudest moment of any sporting event I have ever been too.

My dad was down for the game. The man played third base for Florida St. and was an athlete his whole life. He had about 6 knee surgeries, and I can still see him clear as day jumping up and down with all of us in the student section going nuts

I would love to have heard Lane with the punt block against Miami in 01 with the south EZ enclosed. It was more or less wide open at that time

That was the last game I attended at Lane until 2013. So many memories and a week of laryngitis!

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

Pandemonium is what comes to mind when I think back to that play.

I was at that game, and there is no plausible explanation for the amount of noise. It was just next level. Like everyone's voices transformed into sound waves and simultaneously exploded. I was just a kid at the time and remember getting so carried away I jumped into my dad's arms. To this day that's the highest high I've ever experienced at a sporting event, and Wilford/everything following still doesn't seem entirely real.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

That game never felt right. Almost as if 66,000 people were inceptioned. None of the game felt real - Noel completing as many passes to Miami as his own receivers, our defense and special teams keeping it close with easily the best team in the country, that punt block at the perfect time, and then Wilford's drop. It didn't feel like I was in reality until I was back home.
Granted, the reason it may have felt like it was a dream was because there was less oxygen in our brains so we were delirious.

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

I'm about 60-40 tyrod over roscoe. I may or may not have voted 3 times for tyrod and twice for roscoe so the vote totals would reflect that...

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I can't recall hearing an opposing team's cheers in Lane quite as clear as during the Nebraska game. The improbability of that play, and more importantly winning the game, makes it #1 for me.

"Tyrod did it, Mikey!"

I was in the NEZ for the 2003 Miami game. Over that play, all I really remember is the sweep to the left, all the sudden I see the ball pop up in the air, and the next thing I knew Hall was in the end zone and pure pandemonium was occurring in the stadium. It was a bloodbath after that in a night where Lane showed how brutal a venue could truly be.

And even then, it doesn't beat Tyrod to Coale.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Give it to me Roscoe has to win. I just think the circumstances of the two games are in play here. Number 2 unbeaten Miami, their nfl studded roster, Larry Coker at the helm... D Hall set the tone for that game and we never looked back, I believe it may be our last win against ap top 5 also...

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

Ohio State? Or were they only top 10 at the time?

I think they were 6 or 7 at the time. That said, as dumb as it is to count ranked wins in the early season against teams who end the season not even close to ranked, it's equally dumb to not increase in value a win over a team that finished higher than when you played. This win should be retroactively viewed as a win against a #1 team. Not on the record books, of course, but we did beat the playoff proven #1 team in the country on the road in 2014.

8th

I was looking for Roth's "give to me Roscoe" call (it's #5) and stumbled on this. If you need to kill some time and want to get some chills:

http://www.hokiesports.com/radio/greatesthits.html

#7 is Davis' punt return and you can hear the exact moment when Ward laid the lick on the WVU guy.

"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

So awesome.

03 Miami has to win this. Highest ranked win in history (11 vs 2), Night game, Miami and VT were Juggernauts during those days. Gameday was onsite. A DEFENSE TD before the scoring started. As a fan that was there for both, 2003 was louder, and the loudest I've witnessed. Tyrod to Danny and the TD were two great plays in an otherwise difficult game to watch.

And this video started here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h1EW5z1wdc

Agreed. I get that the voting may break down along the lines of when folks were a student/started following VT football.

But the 03 Miami game was quite possibly the biggest game in Lane history in terms of the opponent and the result still being relevant (until the team just up and quit to close out the season afterwards). Keep in mind after that Miami game the Hokies were a 1 loss, #5 ranked team...with a win in their pocket against #2 and realistically their only competition to win the BE. And this was a Miami team that hadn't lost a regular season game in a few seasons at this point.

Tyrod to Danny was super exciting, but not the best play. The safety Hanlon just blew that coverage after Nebraska owned the Hokie offense all day. DeAngelo Hall literally took the game away from the Hurricanes, and everyone in that stadium (including Miami) knew it at that point.

DeAngelo Hall literally took the game away from the Hurricanes, and everyone in that stadium (including Miami) knew it at that point.

You could even say that at that point of the game, Miami just Parrished.

"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

Even a Miami alum would have to give it up for that pun.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Hanlon blew the coverage but no safety (or corner) can cover the outside shoulder of the receiver 55 yards downfield on the opposite hash. That was elite placement of a bomb. I'm telling you Amukamara could have been on his inside hip (in perfect position) and that would have still been a completion.

Didn't say it wasn't a great play. Just not the best play. It's fun to be able to discuss the relative "awesomeness" of either, but in '03 when that play occurred it made the result of the game almost feel inevitable in the stadium, and that was with 3/4s of the game left to go.

The best play of the Nebraska game was really Tyrod throwing a dart with Suh hanging on his back on 3rd and 11 to in fact win.

I'll agree that Heisman candidate Suh on his back on that play is the least talked about and most underrated part of that entire comeback. It was story book perfect, especially with how disruptive he has been all game.

Everyone talks about Tyrod to Danny but Tyrod to Dyrell with Suh hanging off his back to win the game was just sports heroism to me.

Dyrell could have been a household name if not for nagging injuries. Wish he could have gotten a shot at RB.

But the 03 Miami game was quite possibly the biggest game in Lane history in terms of the opponent and the result still being relevant (until the team just up and quit to close out the season afterwards).

The 2005 Miami game was the biggest stage Lane has ever seen. #3 vs #5 on Saturday night after Gameday earlier in the day.

Its a shame the team itself forgot to show up.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

No big deal, that was just my first game in Lane ever.

/cries.

I honestly think that I just completely put this game out of mind because it was so awful.

I cried myself to sleep after the 05 game. Please do not speak of that game ever again. Never before or after had tears from a sporting event, not including Beamer's last games against UNC, UVA. With that said, I would consider the game sealing INT in 2015, Bud neck kiss, beamer carried off AT UVA and watching what felt like 50,000 VT fans go crazy/not have a stroke.

2005? was that the alleged loss to Miami? I seem to remember reading something about that on TGF.

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I was at that 2015 UVA game and can testify to how great that play felt. That played spawned one of my all time favorite VT pics. Note how high Bud levitates off the ground!

Rumors abound Marcus was paying a debt that night....oh what could have been

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I vote Roscoe.

In doing so, it appears that I show my age.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

You and me both.

That game was during my freshman year. It absolutely solidified my love and passion for VT football. Taking down the #2 team in our house, in front of a frenzied crowd, led by an absolutely crushing defensive performance? I'm sold. The improbable Nebraska comeback was awesome, and that throw was a dime, but D-Hall ripping that ball away, as if to say, "Not in my house!" and bringing the crowd to pandemonium? Nothing better.

Now all these youngins need to get off my lawn.

as if to say, "Not in my house!" and bringing the crowd to pandemonium

Exactly. Plus, not only was Miami #2, but they were a team that should have been the two time defending national champs and riding a 42 game winning streak (if not for that crock of a PI call in their game against tOSU). This play was the equivalent of playing this era's Alabama at their peak, knocking them down with a punch right to the face, then teabagging them.

As good as Alabama has been, that Miami team from 2001-2003 was probably the greatest collection of collegiate talent there has ever been.

Even in 2003, that team had:

Jon Beason
Frank Gore
Devin Hester
Rocky McIntosh
Brandon Meriweather
Roscoe Parrish
Antrel Rolle
Sean Taylor
Jonathan Vilma
Vince Wilfork
DJ Williams
Kellan Winslow
Eric Winston

And that's just the guys that had more than a couple years in the NFL...

you forgot clinton portis and willis mcgahee

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

Portis and McGahee were both in the NFL in 2003.

good catch misread it as the 2001-2003 teams had ... regardless those teams were LOADED

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

They were both in the NFL at that point, but just another good example of how ridiculous that Miami program was for those years.

If you look at the 2001 game specifically, the only game they played that was even close was VT. They won every other game that year by double digits, and most of them by 20+ except for that one weird game at BC where they ran the INT back late. The talent on that roster was nuts.

Jeremy Shockey
Andre Johnson
Bryant McKinnie
Martin Bibla
Jerome McDougle
Mike Rumph
Ed Reed
Phillip Buchanon
Clinton Portis

Half of their starters were All-Americans or First Team all conference, literally

I was a freshman during the heartbreaking 2001 game that we could have won despite Grant Noel. This 2003 game was retribution for me.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.