Straight Up: How Many Passing Yards Will ECU Have Against the Hokies?

Correctly guess how many passing yards the Pirates will have against the Hokies, and win a ticket to Virginia Tech–Pitt.

Do you need a ticket to next week's Virginia Tech–Pittsburgh game? If so, all you need to do is correctly predict how many passing yards ECU will have on Saturday against the Hokies. East Carolina averages 302 passing yards a game in 2015 (T-29th nationally). Virginia Tech has allowed an average of 150.7 passing yards per game (T-19th nationally). Leave your guess (educated or otherwise) in the comments.

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The rules are:

  • Must be over 18;
  • Price is Right rule is in effect, you need to be closest to the Pirates' passing yards without going over;
  • 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 12:00 PM EST on 9/26/15;
  • Statistics will be sourced from cfbstats.com HokieSports.com;
  • Much like with Powerball, you must claim your prize. If you are the winner, email me joe thekeyplay [dot] com, and I'll verify the claim. I won't consider any claims after 11:59 PM EST on 9/29/15. I will mail the ticket to the winner the next day.

Comments

127 yards

-7

217

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

258 yards

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

276 yards

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

224

145

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

285.292 meters (312 yards)

We put the K in Kwality

289

311

213 yards

239

275 yards

1$ BOB!

No but seriously, 233.

He's no good to me dead.

Beat me to it....well done sir.

269

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

247

202 yards

Edit: This is a pretty cool idea, btw. I approve

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

189

221

168.0 ... let's Teach them a lesson.

Hokie fan | W&M grad

241

164 Yards

332

199

240 yards.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

253

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.

I think the low ballers are right.

192

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. " Rocky B.

228

CONGRATS hopefully the unofficial stat line holds.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

191 yards.

This seems a bit unfair. Especially with that "numbers wiz" tag behind your name. I declare collusion.

If he's right, and DBU holds them under 200...

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

265

254

198

Whadya mean I can't take off my sweater? I'm HOT!

264

224

193

95 yards

“These people are losing their minds. This is beautiful.”

212

307

(I can't use the Pitt tix, but I need NCSU tix so I can take my 10 year old to his first game. He plays soccer on Saturdays, so a Friday night game is perfect)

Rust is off for Brandon and the Fuller knee is back to normal.... 130 yds on nuttin but short slants. Over/Under on 3 ints? I'll bet over.

Lets GO!!!!

326

219

295 because garbage time

274

237.

223 yards

oops joke already said. umm 63

266

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

222

Throwing 40+ times... ugh 199 yards

-Semper Primus

268

213

Using /s is for cowards.

201 yards. I think they will be forced to throw after the D stuffs the run.

Is it football season yet?

226

251

Civil Engineering
Class of 2008/2010
Go Hokies!!

182

@CaptKirkVT10

242 yards

Aeryago. First turkey leg!

175

242

damn. that sux. and he can't edit either...shame

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

169
...Yup!

281.6 yards in a losing effort.

294

203 yards

211

Let's GO!!!!!!!...

215 yards

279

243

204

These people are losing their minds!

178 yds - because DBU, and it's going to be POURING rain.

Leonard. Duh.

Damn it, forgot to check the weather before posting!

Twitter me

315

About tree-fiddy

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.

I'll take ECU for 203, Trebek.

"Virginia Tech: Our trees have more school spirit than your students."

153 - It is absolutely pouring rain down here in NC, and without being the weatherman - looks like more of the same tomorrow.

Crying? There is no crying in Baseball...

246 boiiiiii

#38-0

273 passing yards

Twitter me

1 yard.

I can't believe I've the first person to do this.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

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

2 yards.

That's like the actual Price is Right contestants forgetting they're only third and doing the same thing.

(Side note: my post is for comedic intent only and is not an actual attempt to enter the contest. Can't go to the Pitt game, anyway).

Well played, sir.

I can't go either. That's why I didn't try to pull this at the last second like an eBay bid-sniper.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

207.

6-5, 10-1-1, 2-9, 3-8, 6-4-1, 6-5, 5-6, 2-8-1, 9-3, 8-4, 10-2, 10-2, 7-5, 9-3, 11-1, 11-1, 8-4, 10-4, 8-5, 10-3, 11-2, 10-3, 11-3, 10-4, 10-3, 11-3, 11-3, 7-6, 8-5, 7-6, 7-6, 10-4, 9-4..........

Every yard that we allow them to get.

There is nothing in the world like Thursday night in Blacksburg!

I fucking win. They got every yard we allowed them to get. And we got our assess kicked.

There is nothing in the world like Thursday night in Blacksburg!

261 Yards

"If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you." - Anonymous

257

Some people spend their entire life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem

273

282

225

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

Are you sure about that?

225

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

Well alright then.

I actually chuckled audibly...well done have a couple legs

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

214

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)..

277

The Dude Abides

218

194

Taylor... looking desperately...now throws it DEEP..HAS A MAN OPEN! CAUGHT! DANNY COALE! ALL THE WAY! OUT OF BOUNDS, at the three...

179

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

163

154 YARDS DREW!!

EDIT: I edited to change Bob to Drew. DISQUALIFIED!!!!

My wife made me stop dipping :(

It's ok. I'm not sure any stadium is ready for a sexual tyrannosaurus.

"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

302. Mostly late while trailing.

"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

227

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Yo HokiesFTW, email Joe. Didn't actually think I would win and can't go to the game, so you're the next closest without going over. I already emailed him to tell him. Enjoy!

189

I don't want the ticket, but this is brilliant. I have season tickets that I have no use for because I'm 2000 miles away except maybe the UNC game, could I get you guys to do this for the rest of the games using my tickets too?

Rip his freaking head off!

227

Spenge the Man. Go Hokies!

213 yards passing

299 yards Bob. Only because 1 yard was taken, multiple times.

Can someone edit sandler's jersey to an ECU one?

187

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

On a motherfuckin cop?

least interesting comments section EVAR

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)..

195

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

186

174

291

Bucky Hodges is always open

Awesome idea.

142 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

50 yards there Joe

Dang, other than the obligatory 1 & 2 yds. You are the only person to vote under my original 127.

0

#DBU

250

It's Time to go to Work

177 yards

343. Could easily see less total than passing yards.

🦃 🦃 🦃

176 for the win Bob. Rain keeps it low.

256

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

309

196

"Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something." -Ron Swanson

I went to my first Virginia Tech bowl game while I was in the womb.

355

208

267

255

"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*

216

257

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

267

It was a catch

305

295

Edit: I am an idiot and voluntarily withdraw myself from this competition.

287 passing yards

Sean

173

325

193

235

Known to be a Human Carcinogen.

314

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

I can tell you've been scouring the comments for 314 from the get-go just waiting to pounce on this joke as soon as possible...well done. Your dedication is impressive.

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

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

285

Between 1 and 500

@VTimHokie85

257 with 2 picks , 4 hurries & 3 sacks

georgebd

99
Bonus prediction- ECU has 160 rushing

“I remember Lee Corso's car didn't get out of the parking lot.” -cFB

172

VT Class of 2017

296

they will be throwing a lot to catch up

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

206 - The exact age of Ric Flair

Factoring in sacks, I'm going with -10 yards

217

Fortune Favors the Bold

Drink! (second post.)

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

245

188

Jeffro

230

"These people are losing their minds!"

317 Hell there aren't many numbers left to pick!!!!!!!!

"Don't go to, go through"

287

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

297

@sthvt

247

234

259

197

217

"look at this...this is beautiful, these people are losing their minds" -Mike Patrick

1-400

Year 3 is coming up!

192

Go Hokies!!!

251

231

248

two hundred and ninety (290)

"Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

235.5

269

202

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

170

We are the Hokies. We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.

Forecast: Cloudy with showers. High around 70F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

I'd normally think 275 in good conditions. With wind and rain, even with mostly short passes and assuming Fuller is 90+%, I'll be a homer and say 224. They'll get some yards but I hope whoever said -7 wins!

ChicagoHokie

151

I'M FEELIN IT.

356

316

RIP Stick It In

157

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

327

Correy

232

"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

140

310

148

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

243

Da Hokies 515
ECU 32

ECU gets 32 because Beamer let his Grandkids call plays in the 4th quarter.

293

280

231

128

Logan 3:16

244

262 yards, because I didn't guess early enough

"This is just spectacular... These people are losing their mind. This is beautiful." -Mike Patrick

400 YARDS

173

169

362

317

204

Get Angry, Bud!

248

Get well!

Lee Suggs!!

236. Hokies get the W

VT '14

129 yards

Who went high? They probably will win

As many as they want. It's not a number, but I feel like it's the right answer.