One of the Dominating Performances by a VT team I've ever seen

I remember this game vividly...I have never seen a VT team dominate another team like thisEdit - you guys have convinced me that this is not the most dominating, but it is one of the most dominating and satisfying performances of a VT team...RIP VTPhreak

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Great way to start my morning, thanks for the reminder. It was fun then, and it's still fun to watch that ass whoopin'.

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I can think of three and they all have one thing in common

2005 VT over UVA (first VT game I watched from start to finish and man was that fun)

#38-0bro which was so satisfying to smack the hoos back into their place

and finally last years dominance which was made all the sweeter when my mom leans over and asks "is there a slaughter rule? cant we just end this? its kind of embarrasing for uva" No mom.... No we cant, it will go on and I will enjoy every second of the beat down

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

and finally last years dominance which was made all the sweeter when my mom leans over and asks "is there a slaughter rule? cant we just end this? its kind of embarrasing for uva" No mom.... No we cant, it will go on and I will enjoy every second of the beat down

I had a very similar conversation with my mother.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

My mother said put 21 more up Fuente!

My mother can watch an entire football game in person, and still have to ask who won when it is over.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

and finally last years dominance which was made all the sweeter when my mom leans over and asks "is there a slaughter rule? cant we just end this? its kind of embarrasing for uva" No mom.... No we cant, it will go on and I will enjoy every second of the beat down

I'm still a little butthurt that we didn't shut them out last year.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I have long thought that the 2005 team might have best the best team Virginia Tech has ever put on the field in terms of pure talent. Unfortunately, that talent was overshadowed at times by lack of discipline, consistency and composure.

Yep, 05 could have been a very special year save for Miami and FSU games. And we played very well on the road that year too. The above posted blowout of a not terrible UVA team, and going into Morgantown and handling the cousins for their only loss all season. Couple of very impressive wins, and 2 incredibly disappointing losses. And the Gator Bowl was some weird amalgam of it all.

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

And the Gator Bowl was some weird amalgam of it all.

I'll always remember the Gator Bowl due to where I was while I was watching it. A little background, though...my extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins) are half VT grads & half WVU grads and 2005 was the year WVU made the Sugar Bowl, which was being played in the Georgia Dome due to Katrina. Anyway, my wife and I were watching from home (ATL suburbs) when my uncle called, told me that they were downtown at a bar watching the VT game and invited us downtown to watch the second half and also join in their pre-Sugar Bowl festivities.

So about halfway through the second quarter, we quickly drove down to whichever bar it was and walked in just as the second half started...I wasn't in the door 3 seconds until I heard a loud remark asking me who sh!t on my shirt. I immediately realized that we had just walked into a bar that was 100% full of Mountaineer fans all watching the game and all rooting for Louisville...and both my wife and I were decked out head to toe in Hokie gear.

We were down at the time, but it was great watching the fourth quarter explosion that won us the game...but what was not so great was listening to the running commentary of all the personal fouls that we were committing. The other thing was that we had missed seeing Marcus's stomp of Dumerville due to being en route to the bar, but that's just about ALL I heard about as our time in the bar progressed. Marcus was likely the most hated VT player of all-time by WVU fans.

Marcus was likely the most hated VT player of all-time by WVU fans.

Mmmmm I bet his older brother and a certain red headed kicker are bigger villains. The Cousins had us dead to rights in Morontown - and then 7 and 17 cut their hearts out of their chests and ate them.

I'd argue that The Scramble and The Kick are the 2 most important plays in VT history. In terms of clutch-ness, only Tyrod's 2 incredible throws in Lane vs Nebraska come close - and when you consider what was on the line in '99, it's not really even close...

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Also! Meant to say: great story.

I also watched that game with mostly Cousins, wearing full O&M. I said not a single word at the end, and it drove them crazy (they were friends, but ruthless).

I never watched MV5 the same way again after that stomp. Amazing, amazing player. But.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

I don't believe any of us watched him after the stomp

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

Well there was the second half of the Gator Bowl

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Ah yes, a beautiful classic. I believe that was the season we took complete and total ownership of Scott Stadium. I mean, we damn near had a pro team that season (aside from Stinespring and Newsome). Simply put, that game, we added injury to the insult.

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Ha, I was sitting near the GT section that day. By the time they finally got one in the endzone, most of their fans had left.

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

I just remember all their fans before the game talking about how great their defense was and how we'd be lucky to put 20 on them

Oh no doubt...but the Canes fans said it was "because of the rain"..just like UNC...seems like VT plays their best in in bad conditions...lol...i think that 2003 Texas A&M was played in the middle of Hurricane or something as well..lol

We lost to ECU because of the rain recently

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I would prefer to blame that one on us playing like shit and letting James Summers run it down our throat the entire game. Let's not stoop to UNCheat levels and act like they didn't play in the same conditions

I blame Stiney. Does that count as an excuse?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

us playing like shit

Stiney

Yup, this checks out

You're thinking of Loeffler for the particular miserable game in question. And yes it was somewhat his fault. Our entire offensive game plan was QB runs, apparently.

Isn't that the same Game plan we used to beat unc in the rain game they think didn't happen?

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

JMU as well

Beating #16 Syracuse 62-0 in 1999 is the most dominating performance by any Tech team ever don't @ me.

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

I think that syracuse team quit once we got up 21-0. The UVA team was still trying but we just physically whipped them that day..see Darryl Tapp pushing D. Ferguson back into the QB. Ferguson has his facemask and Tapp STILL gets the sack...

I would contend that making a ranked team quit in the 2nd quarter is quintessential domination.

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

I see your point and i will upvote you sir..

62-0 over a ranked team is this.

That game was one I will always remember for several reasons. I'd been to every home game that year, and that Syracuse squad was very good. My season ticket group was extremely worried about them and had no inkling of what would take place. The day was cold as heck and as our tailgate food nearly froze from table to mouth, we fretted and paced nervously, trying to buck each other up and tried to keep a positive outlook, but we couldn't even muster up a "cautiously optimistic" approach. We just knew we were in for a fight. Beer and bourbon couldn't encourage us, and the usual "Let's Go...Hokies" chants entering the stadium seemed muted. While the outcome belied our pessimism, I remember more a feeling of relief than triumph until the game was boxed and sealed. Then we went nuts and the beer and bourbon started working again.

Edit: shortened for several reasons.

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I was there with my buddy, a hard-core Syracuse fan/alumni. He's married to a VT gal (yes, she should know better). I believe it was 31-0 at halftime and he just couldn't take it anymore. He got up to go back to the car and turned back to look for his wife and she told him to go ahead, she'd catch up with him after the game. BUT THIS SCENE WAS EPIC. Check out the link below.

https://youtu.be/ZTIypZqUrB0

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."

That is so much WIN!

That's about as best as click bait can get. Who doesn't love fresh orange juice?

Let's Go

HOKIES

Agreed.

This gets my vote. It was doubly satisfying because of the previous year's Syracuse result.

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That was my thought when I saw the thread title.

I think Syracuse crossed midfield once.

If I recall correctly they came in thinking we were overrated and we're going to shut us out.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Keith Bullock talked a lot of smack.

This is the one I immediately thought of also. I believe it was a record for biggest loss for a ranked team in NCAA history (don't quote me on that, though).

We also emasculated Miami pretty badly in 1999, although it wasn't as thorough a whooping as we put on Syracuse.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

The memories come flooding back for that one. I was there with my dad and my best friend (who has since passed).

Was the first time gameday came to Tech too, right?

Was sitting on the UVA student hill after using a BooHoo ID to get in for the 38-0 game. That was a good time.

Always choose joy.

I actually did that for this 2005 game. I had LOLUVa students crying next to me when we went up 52-7. Sad Beamer let his foot off the gas that last quarter. I wanted to hang 70 on them.

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While not as historically significant as some of the games mentioned above, the absolute evisceration of ECU last year just felt like we were starting a new chapter of VT football.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Leg...and so was the BC destruction last year for the exact same reason...yes we do usually beat them but not by that convincing manner. glorious.

We beat them that badly because of Loeffler. They used the same counts that he implemented with VT. Our DL was so surprised by it that they thought Loeffler was playing them until they kept using the same counts.

This is coming straight from one of our players also. Also, after hearing what the key words for the counts were, there was no reason we shouldn't have been tackled behind the line each time when he was coaching us. It was ridiculous.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Makes sense. So glad we don't have Loeffler.

Same

I'm glad we had Loeffler, because last year's 10 wins and Coastal crown wouldn't have been possible with 2013 talent. I'm grateful Fuente and Cornelson had a much better starting point than they would have without Loeffler, but I'm equally grateful that Loeffler is no longer designing the practice schedule or calling plays.

Excellent point.

Give the man some credit.

We finally got to where we need to be.

Bill Clinton and George Bush were in Dallas on Thursday, and they both thanked the guys who beat them in state elections early in their political careers. Without those losses, both said they'd never have been President. Their version of "Everything happens for a reason."

I have to agree. It had been several years since I felt that kind of joyful watching the Hokies play

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

The 2004 Maryland game was insane. The first play from scrimmage I think they threw an INT, and we were up 41-3 or something by halftime.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

That was the game where Freidgen was pissed at Frank for going for a FG before the half and started taking timeouts before we could kick it.

I remember one of the commentators saying Frank was running the score up as well. I don't care what the score is; you go up by as much as possible.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

You're there to play football. It's the other team's job to stop you from scoring.

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In Frank Beamer's most recent book, he said he actually doesn't like running up the score past the second quarter. He said that the other coach is trying to start a program and getting obliterated definitely sets that back. He remembers how long it took him to build VT from the ground up.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

Corso was griping about it at the end of the first half. It was ridiculous.

I don't care what the score or the situation is, whatever one team does in the first half could be replicated by the other team in the second half. Always take advantage of first-half scoring opportunities when you can.

AND

I've been drinking.

So when we were up 28-0 on UVa last year, you were secretly worried we'd lose 35-28?

"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

Yes.

I never ever assume anything's in the bag.

See Boston College 2007.

I have to second this. As exciting and awesome it is (when your team is on the winning end of it) to launch those comebacks, stats prove that the majority of times, it doesn't happen. So, numerically, better to force the opposing team to play catch up.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I was worried we might come out a little flat, and if that happened and UVA had been able to actually string two plays together and capitalize on a mistake or two they could have made it a game.

Once the lead hits about 45 points in the first half... then it starts to seem like it's completely out of reach. The record largest comeback in FBS history is 35 points, and that comeback started 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter, and those 5 minutes could be enough time for another TD.

Groh's facial expression at about the 8:35 mark is priceless.

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The first half of the 2007 Clemson game was absolutely glorious. Punt return TD, kick return TD, int return TD...the final score (41-23) was a lot closer than the game was. IIRC, Macho had both a punt return and kick return TD after Royal went out with injury (he had already had the punt return TD), but it was called back. When the defense wasn't scoring, they were seriously putting the hurt on Clemson WRs. Macho was out of his mind that game. Flowers, too.

Remember the kickoff return td vividly. Macho caught the ball about 9yds deep and when he started to bring it out I was screaming "NO MACHO NO!" After he crossed the 35-40 it quickly turned into "GO MACHO GO!!" Dude had a performance for the ages that night.

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

Maybe I don't remember it as vividly as I thought...clearly not 9yds deep lol but going backwards into the endzone is still no bueno. #36 should be ashamed. Had an open shot at the 20 then got pummeled 80yds later as Macho scored

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

That was a great game.
Death Valley became deathly quiet and my pal from Greenville said when Bowden gets on one knee and chews a blade of grass it's over. Sure enough mid 3rd quarter he did it.

Three contenders came to mind-1)the above-mentioned 62-0 beatdown of the Orange in 1999 my exwife said that
the Syracuse team(ranked 16th at the time) looked intimidated from the moment thy took the field);
2) an unusual pick perhaps-but the 1983 59-21 win over William and Mary where VT knocked TEN W&M players out of the game (i.e.down for a ten count or longer on the field including their #1 and #2 QB and #1 receiver) and the added bonus of watching Bruce Smith rampaging through the backfield ;and
3) that same year in 1983, we played UVA in Charlottesville the week after they had upset UNC. They thought they were "all that" and we proceeded to run theball down the their throats in what became as "the 83 Squeeker". The final score was 48-0 and we average about 9 yards every first down Best moment of all was that within ten seconds of the final whistle, VT fans from the the SRO area on the Hill had torn down the goalpost and proceeded to carry it out of the stadium (to my knowledge one of the few if only times a VISITING team tore down the goalposts in the home team's stadium!).

Footnote-VT did NOT go to a bowl game that year(this was before there were 500 bowl games to go to) despite our 9-2 record; we were snubbed by the Peach Bowl for that UNC team who proceeded to get stomped 28-7 by FSU!

Way to go Bimbo!

I was there for the W&M game. It was like Bruce was in the Tribe huddle.

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

My foot told me the crossbar of that goalpost is a bar footrest in blacksburg. Im not sure i remember where that is, but i bet i could find it again...
When it told me that we celebrated heavily. I'm sure we'll do this again.

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My wife just reminded me that she was at the London Underground watching that game with friends and a couple of Syracuse fans that couldn't find tickets. To their credit, the SU fans were classy dudes, bought the group drinks and generally comported themselves with more dignity than I think I could have mustered in the circumstance. She said the highlight of the day, though, was when the game was over and the fans paraded down main street hoisting the goal post and screaming to the heavens. While I was glad I was at the game, I envied her that experience, along with the relative comfort of watching in a warm bar with free alcohol.

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From the clip: "that kid's wearing a tie. you don't wear a tie to a football game unless you're announcing"

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But...but...at Mr. Jefferson's University.....

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It's ironic that UVA is a bastion of snobbery where the students look down on the "hicks" at VT, when Jefferson claimed to be anti-aristocracy and a champion of the common man and the agrarian way of life.

For me, one of the best parts of this clip is the beginning, where they point out the "T" painted behind the UVa logo on the field, and the quote from Beamer saying he thinks it's a UVa inside job designed to motivate them.

If this is the case, it didn't work.

Overall, a very enjoyable clip.

Vs Miami 2003

Vs. #14 LSU in 2002 maybe not most dominate but still up there

Most dominant? Cuse 1999

Runners up? ECU, BC, UVa 2016... Your choice

"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

Whats greatest about this game, is this is only a year removed from them thinking they were about to take over dominance of us. They had the great Al Groh and his great recruiting classes (like 5* Johnson from this clip), and they are UVa so of course they are superior. They had this arrogance about them that hasnt been close to it since. (There was a hint of it before 38-0, just replace Groh with London) Then, our first year in ACC, we beat them, win the title, they go to the blue turf and lose. And then this happened. lololol U couldnt have drawn it up any better.

They had this arrogance about them that hasnt been close to it since. (There was a hint of it before 38-0, just replace Groh with London)

The week before the epic "38-0 bro" game, I had a conversation with a guy who is a big wahoo contributor & apologist. He was telling me how he thought LOLUVA would finally have a win against us, and how good they were. I saw him the following week, and I wished I had taken a picture of his whipped-puppy-dog face.

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Oh man what a solid team that year. Loved the offense:
QB: Vick
WR: Clowney, Royal, Morgan
RB: Humes, Ore, Imoh
TE: King

thanks for the throwback, great for my lunch break on a monday

2005 team was basically 2007 D with 2010 O. Great offense with Great defense.

EDIT: God, forgot how awesome Josh Morgan and Cedric Humes were. They both would be great in this Fuente system. Especially Humes - big RB with wheels that can juke in a phone booth.

Paint the V was so awesome. Ownership.

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Rob Stone at the sight of a Hoo Tie Boy:
"You don't wear ties to a football game unless you're an announcer- whose he trying to impress"

Classic

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but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

DRINK!!

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Are we all forgetting last year's win vs. Liberty where Liberty had 8 false starts?!

1999 Syracuse was the most dominating, complete game we've played - I'm on board with that argument.

I don't think there's an argument. It was just flat out domination. I think I saw the ball boy go in and make plays on them that game. It seemed like no matter what we did, or who we put in, they just walked all over Syracuse.

Does anyone remember the 2005 Duke game? Obviously it wasn't a great opponent but our defense held Duke' s offense to 5 first downs and 35 total yards that game. None of Dukes drives made it past the 50 yard line and the had over 400 punt yards that day.

I wonder/hope if UVA buried a time capsule in 2003 after they beat us... think of all the cool stuff the alien race would discover when they come down and take over our planet... but I guess we would've gotten wind of it by now, dug it up, and replaced everything with photos of Hokie Bird bending over Cav Man while pouring Zima over his head. At least E.T. would get a good chuckle out of it as he puts on the VT hat we'd put inside of it as well.

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