Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame Game Time, TV Info, and Open Thread

The Hokies return to the national spotlight for a primetime clash with No. 6 Notre Dame.

The Virginia Tech cheerleaders. [Mark Umansky]

Who: No. 24 Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1, 2-0 ACC) vs. No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-0)
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia | Lane Stadium (66,233)
Watch/Listen: ABC / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Notre Dame -6.5
Weather: 72°F, Mostly Cloudy and 20% chance of rain
Series: Virginia Tech's 34-31 victory in 2016 was the first all-time matchup.
Reppin' TKP: Henry Skutt is in the press box. Mark Umansky is photographing. Joe Lanza, Joey Coogan and Pierson Booher are all still at TOTS.
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LET'S GOOOOO

HOKIES!!!!

HOKIEEEEEEEEEEEES!

“I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

Drink... I'll stumble over to TOTS to find Joe, Joey and Pierson this morning

“I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

I really don't think work could have dragged by any slower yesterday.... I'm 99% sure I'm more hyped for tonight than I was for Clemson..... HOLY SHIT GUYS ITS GAME DAY IN BLACKSBURG!!!! TIME TO SEND THESE LEPRECHAUNS HOME WITHOUT THEIR DAMN GOLD!

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

There was a clip on college game days intro song "we're coming to your city" of Pat Narduzzi throwing his headset down lol. Fuck Pat Narduzzi.

Why they give that ass hat any attention is beyond me. I guess the media loves that crap.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

And there were 2 or 3 shots from last year's visit to Blacksburg.

Spread is -6.5 for ND? Take the points.

Twitter me

Calling it now: the game starts on Saturday, but we get a rare Sunday win by the time it's over.

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

I've tried to temper my expectations all week, so I don't get my heart ripped out yet again. Then I cut on Enter Sandman otw to the game, now I can't stop thinking We Want 'Bama. Brian Kelly killed a kid, ND blew a 17 point lead in 2016, leprechauns are the stupidest mythical figure ever. I don't just want to beat them, I want to destroy their program. I want to make their message boards go full-post ODU.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

leprechauns are the stupidest mythical figure ever

More than the mythical UVA spring festival attendee?

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

We Want 'Bama.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

We Want 'Bama.

We want the Patriots.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

If we win I will join tkpc and hokie club. You can @ me

Danny is always open
23 can't read

GAMEDAY FAM!!!

I'm ready. Bud's ready.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Oh shit here we go!

I feel (and have felt all week) irrationally good about this thing. I still have a little bit of 'oh fuck don't embarass us on national tv' anxiety. But my normal overwhelming pessimism isn't there.

Let's go smack these fools and keep the budfu hype train fully lit.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

I'm with you. We're also playing with house money. All the pressure is squarely on ND, which historically is when we play our best games. I foresee ND playing tense and to not lose while I see us play pretty free and take some chances. I really do think we can and will win this thing, but as long as there's no injuries and we continue to develop by playing this kind of competition, this game (considering there's no conference implications) bodes well for us.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Well I was fucking wrong about that.

Somebody convince me that this is a rebuilding year, the u fucking sucks balls and all the real goals are still acheivable.

We're getting a lot of young lods experiene that will pay off, etc.

Fuck notre shame. brian kelly killeda guy.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Every year is a rebuilding year. It's like groundhog day up in this shit.

QUIN-CY PATTERSON

clap clap clapclapclapclap

(I'm kidding I think willis still looked good)

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

It's the Hank and Frank show on College Game Day!!

UVA guy here

Lmao I died when Frank made that comment with the guy attempting to take a selfie with the camera backwards

Hahahaha, I loved that!

Is it too early to start jumping?

Hard, smart, tough.

I think you know the answer to this question

Truthfully? Yes. It is pretty much impossible to drink while jumping continuously up and down.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Thanks for the reminder. My legs were getting tired!!

Hard, smart, tough.

Loved this scene, I had to screencap it.

EDIT: I wish I could rewind back to them touching the stone together in the tunnel as well, but my PSVue only goes back like 10 mins.

EDIT2: Got it!

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

Man, I missed that segment. Does ESPN post those clips afterwards?

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Not sure, but it would be nice

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

I'm pretty sure they throw it up on their site after Game Day is over.

They might show reruns on the watchespn app.

It's on the ESPN app now

THE FEELS...

Let's Go

HOKIES

Thank you!

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Who the hell is cutting onions in here??

"We were at the pinnacle, and we did it for years," Foster says. He pauses, nods, takes a deep breath. "And I did it with the best guy in the business."

Des Howard with some love for Travon McMillion.

He's been trashing Clemson all day

Vols Fans are more delusional than LOLUVA

Hokie in Tennessee

Anyone have a way to get a fellow Hokie into the German Club lot? My buddy that was supposed to have me on the list dropped the ball and I'm waiting in the penalty box for him to figure it out. Fun times!

Can you guys tell College Game Day really wanted to come to Blacksburg?

It seems kinda like it.

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

Can you guys tell College Game Day really wanted to come to Blacksburg?

Edit: whoops, sorry about the double post.

It seems kinda like...it....wait, have I seen this before?

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

It seems kinda like it.

So much so that I think we should ask again....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

Don't have to tell me twice.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I'll be at ACL watching Metallica and going back and forth to tent nearby to see game !

Woah, I knew Metallica was in Austin tonight, but I didn't know they were doing ACL. I cannot wait to see that one!

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

Cashier at the ABC store just now: "Is Virginia Tech playing a game or something tonight? There have been a ton of people with Virginia Tech shirts on today!"

Gobble gobble!

The ABC store... Man, that's probably the thing I miss least about Virginia. I can buy bourbon in the grocery store like God intended.

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

Same. ABC stores have shitty hours too.

IT'S GAMEDAY!!!!

LET'S GO!!!!

Let's Go

HOKIES

HOKIES!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

FAM, I just found a wheat penny. We're 100% guaranteed to win tonight. Chalk it up.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Does anyone have news on Deablo? I'm tailgating and have heard the rumor from a few people. I just need to know if my hope should be gone for tonight so I know how much to drink.

Just heard something similar (though to be fair for all I know you're the one I heard it from)

Haha I'm in lot 5 and haven't told anyone not at our tailgate. I'm really hoping he's playing. Based on ODU I think the only worse guys to be out are Willis, Walker, and maybe Floyd.

On another thread someone said that they heard from someone who claimed to be "in the know" that he is out. Hamstring issues.

Also Metallica is parachuting in while playing Enter Sandman in the air
#Shadysauces

"The Cup is going nowhere MIkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Yeah I've seen on several sites that he's likely out for the game. Really frustrating. We all saw how our defense played without him against ODU. Without him my confidence in our secondary is significantly worse

I hope we keep Ladler at whip and just roll with Rodgers or Conner or whoever at FS. Switching Ladler's position to get Hunter on the field sounded like a good idea on paper but was an absolute nightmare for both players.

they might just be getting it from reddit CFB who said he was questionable at the beginning of the week. He's been in some of the instagram stories of practice this week.

They ask you how you are and you just have to say that you're fine when you're not really fine.

Panic mode here in Jacksonville. Our game watch bar isn't going to have sound for the game and wants to charge us $10 a head because the fight is a "higher priority". We just found this out at 3pm. Anyone know what ND calls their alumni groups maybe we can join them. This was our second big event this year and wasn't supposed to start our membership drive.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Thanks. I'll start calling here in a few.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Move

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I really need this win tonight. After today were projected for like 5 days straight of rain/snow here. Miserable.

We're forecasted for 95+ or above and a 70% chance of rain or higher every day for 2 weeks out.. Trade?

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

Gladly.

I'm looking across the field at the west stands and early indications are the stripe out may actually turn out well.

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

Yep I can concur - 60 mins til game time and the stripeout looks very promising. Minus the ugly spatters of green. But overall pretty damn good. Super pumped. Let's F'ing Go!!!

Game day clothes from last week on-check
Pizza on its way-check
Eagle Rare-check
Getting that feeling a ten year old gets the night before Disney World trip as a grown ass man-PRICELESS!!

Bitter just tweeted that Gaines is dressed out and looks ready to go.

"The Cup is going nowhere MIkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

#sauces there was never a chance that House wasn't going to play. He's got a great support system via the team, the homefront and Caleb Farley. This team has heart and via sauces it has been very evident through the past several weeks for House. House is a warrior and I expect a huge game out of him. God bless him and his family...and HokieNation!

FOR HOKIE NATION, AND FOR TARDRA HILLIARD!!!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Getting hype

FWIW Bitter just said that he sees Deablo dressed and doing warmup drills.

Yea, I asked about it after the Gaines news

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

Is he Out or only available if necessary?

Anybody at the stadium, hows the energy pregame/how does the striping look??

We look good! Ryan Willis feeling the beats from DJ Hokiebird and the striping looks legit.

Can't wait! Hoping it'll look great on the broadcast

Wish there was a way to get a live stream from inside the stadium. ABC is showing ET.

LETS GO!!

"The Cup is going nowhere MIkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

HOKIES!

Live look in Elkton

Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

I'm ready. So ready. Let's do this.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

The wa-ai-ting is the hardest part

Is the stadium fully striped?

Fully striped and fully dipped

Virginia Tech School of Architecture Class of 2014
Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

Its going to be electric!!! Wish I was there. The Hokies are going to pucnch them in the mouth, mand take this W!

Hey, it looks pretty good!

Way to execute, Hokies!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

They're going to show the entrance??

"The Cup is going nowhere MIkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hokie Effect looks great! Can't believe we pulled it off. LET'S GO!!!

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Bitter said Tyree Rodgers was out there at FS instead of Divine Deablo, who is still on the field and dressed. Something to keep an eye on.

If Deablo can't go, it looks like Rodgers will get the nod. Allowing Ladler to stay at Whip.

Bring. The. Noise!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

So do we know yet what Chris Fowler was teasing on twitter? I just turned this on

Nothing official. Just lots of commercials.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Not yet. They are stalling with commercial time until it starts

I T I S T I M E T O S T A R T J U M P I N G !

LET'S GO HOKIES!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Yeah! Let's go Hokies!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Turn the generic music off abc

Let's go...!

Friends don't let friends go to LOLUVA

HOKIES!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

ALL. MAROON. EVERYTHING.

Man, I wish I was there!

Friends don't let friends go to LOLUVA

I'M SO ERECT

ABC's feed is breaking up like crazy! This is frustrating to start before the game even begins.

You'd think streaming would work better

It's been pausing all day long. On DirectTV it's been bad today

While I appreciate Metallica giving us a special message, I felt that really messed up with the flow of built up and pent up energy from LETS GO HOKIES to Enter Sandman

Epic.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Enter Sandman!

That was unreal.

This is the first time I can recall the fans singing along and keeping it going after the song faded.

vs NC State in 2015 when they played Enter Sandman during halftime. It didn't go on as long as it did today though.

They played the song for a lot longer, which I've always wanted them to do

Exit light. Enter night.

Let's go Hokies!

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

My daughter and I jumped all the way through.

LET'S GO!

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Watts looks so small....

Who was that walking through the tunnel yelling "NO MORE OF THAT TWITTER SH*T!"? Need an ID, stat!

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

So no Diablo?

uhhhhh inexperience showing up again

Hewitt showing out early. Dont let the facemask affect your effort

Face mask? Damn

It's pretty typical that we give up a first drive and then adjust

what is wrong with espn, I can only get the command center broadcast and it has a camera pointed nowhere, this sucks.

Like my Grandpa used to say, "This stream is weak!"

First impressions: ND's just a more talented team.

welp. Early days but I have a feeling Willis is going to have to step up today if we want a chance of winning.

Yeah, we are going to need a sharp offensive performance tonight. I believe we will most likely be giving up 30+ points. A whole team effort and we can make this a competitive game.

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

No competition, give us 5 star players and we'll schedule a rematch

"I love watching Ian Book. Just a gym rat approach, studies film..." ~ Kirk Herbstreit

Maybe someday we'll win a big game at Lane Stadium

Way to early for that talk.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

It's a little early for towel throwing.

When was the last big win? Like win against a top 20 team.

Really?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

No big screw ups. Keep playing disciplined and adjust.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

First impression, they got a favorable spot on third down

Hewitt fucked that series up for them. Otherwise I believe we would've forced a 3 & out, at the least a FG. Defense has to do better.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Calm down everybody. If Hewitt doesn't grab the facemask that drive stalls. We made a mistake and paid for it.

Gotta stay aggressive and keep the pressure dialed up.

Also we knew we were going to have to out up points to win, so let's see what CornFu does with the playcalling on the opening drive and how Willis settles in before we jump to conclusions about losing another big game

This streaming quality make me long for cable.

Yall.... they're a good offense. They're going to score a few points. None of us expected to completely shut them down...It's one drive. We have to figure out their plan, and then we'll adjust. Let's fucking go!

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

In a game like this, the window of time is almost microscopically limited.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

...and Willis doesn't set his feet before he throws.

Come on Willis take the easy stuff

there was a whole right in front of you savoy why do a shimmy????

Who else saw a 3-and-out coming?

[raises hand]

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

And here comes the 3 and outs that makes the game fun to watch

Peoples has to run to the sideline there. Why turn to the inside after catching the ball on that route

Gonna need more from the offense to give our D a chance

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Woof

VB born, class of '14

Can't give up any plays. Got to keep moving the ball downfield. Incremental is better than throwing the ball away on first down.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

If no ND 3 and out this time then could be a long night.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

3 and out... what a sad start, as usual

How do we manage to start with a 3 and out after just giving up that long TD drive. Our defense is gonna be gassed already if this is another long drive

blown assignment

Swiss cheese secondary.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

embarrassing national performance, so far

This is not looking good...

this has 42-14 written all over it.

Looking like soft shit in rain!! Not ideal!! Too many eyes on this game to look like we don't belong.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

If they score over 20 pts & we only have a FG, midway through the 2nd qtr, I'll be pretty much ready throw in the towel.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Irish making it look easy.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Why are the DBs slipping all over the field? What's wrong with their cleats??

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

This is supposed to be HOME field advantage!

This team just isn't good enough. I figured they were a year or two away, and they're showing it tonight.

After the long pass, only giving up 3 is a win.
Come on offense.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Seriously, at least take the yards they give you!

Somebody is going to have to make a play, or this will be a disaster on national TV

Guys. I'm not having fun right now. Please don't do this to us again

Bent and Broke
3 and out
Bent and Didn't Break
TD now?

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

Good holding them to just the FG, but I can't help but feel that was more on ND not executing than on the defense.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Yep, a miscommunication and a bad pass. WR was open on 3rd down.

When does the alarm clock go off?

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

This offensive drive is pivotal. We crumble to a 3 and out again and things will be looking extremely bleak. We cannot rely on our defense to win us this game.

Alright Hazelton.

Letting Willis air it out

Higher percentage throws. Keep that up.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Nice move from Hazelton.

ughhhhhhhh

crap!!!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

LOVE to see the boys execute. Screw that call even though it is probably the right call.

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

Fuck

Was that a bs foul or what?

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

That's a BS Call. No effect on the play

Doesn't matter. INCREDIBLY stupid

It was stupid. But they dont call that 99% of the time in college football

That's a killer

Just another dumbfuck shit for brains play.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

yeaah we're not winning this with this inexperience.

The ref are just looking for a call to stop Tech

I hate the whole basis for that rule. Oh well.

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

The short pass game is there and Willis has the confidence. Keep it up.

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

All the illegal men downfield in college football the past few years and they call the penalty on a lineman that literally had no influence or impact on a play.

Hopefully we still get 7 points and the defense ends up more rested and ready to attack.

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

Exactly what I was thinking... As if they are intentionally looking the other way on the RPO because it adds another wrinkle and a bit of excitement to the game

Willis leading by example.

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

Is Willis showing some of Brewer's heart?

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Good gawd.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Geez!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

This kind of incompetence will not achieve victory.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Lane's atmosphere intimidated our own players by the looks of it

OL is making too many mental mistakes. They were supposed to be the strength of the O

IS OUR OL TRYING TO FUCK US OVER?!

Veteran's screwing up is worse than inexperience

Does anyone know the names of the crew reffing this game?

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Every penalty on VT so far has been earned

I get it. But hasn't ND done anything questionable?

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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This team is done. Moment seems too big for them when a 6th year senior is getting false starts like that at home

Always does

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Was nobody open?

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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I already like Willis more than JJ. JJ would've taken a sack there.

True.

well, hopefully defense can get a stop now

First things first, we need to get points. Nm

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Ineligible downfield is the stupidest penalty

Definitely frustrating when it has no impact on anything. Yet holding is missed every play.

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

A turnover could change everything right now.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

This comment is halfway to aging well.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Back within a score. Showed the ability to move the ball against them. We stopped ourselves. Everyone needs to keep their head up. We extended their TD drive with a mistake and gave them a FG on blown coverage. Then stopped ourselves with false starts. They are not outlasting us with talent.

Need a stop here from the D or hold them to another field goal.

Defense please force a turnover here

Just stop them and force a punt!

Well at least we know we can move the ball....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

Stadium looks good

Glass half full...

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

I don't think that plays into the rankings.

Rodgers getting beat again....Deablo injury is killing us

Basically, this. Secondary is thin enough as it is with Deablo.

Is anybody guarding #10???

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

how is 10 that wide open twice!!!! We're in for a long night......

Rodgers (in for Deablo) blown coverage twice

So they call a lineman downfield when he was literally half a yard past the 5 yard line but miss the blatant holding on Ricky Walker.

It wasnt right in front of them or anything....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

Bullshit
Sorry. Yes. The /s would've helped (as in this frame of mind, I'm less likely to pick up on it).

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Uva swallows

I left off the /s... that was kind of my point- it was bullshit

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

This really looks like the personnel nadir of the last several years. They're going to be much better next year, I think.

Thank you for overthrowing that. It's obvious our secondary will have an issue covering tonight.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Uva swallows

Notre Dame could score a touchdown every time they throw the ball

So apparently holding that actually affects the play is ok?

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

If you are playing against VT

Secondary is abysmal! No real pressure on Book. Not to mention shooting ourselves in the foot. I may not have enough alcohol.

...And Farley's out. Prepare for a 2003-type performance

NOOOOOOOOO!

FARLEY HURT.......WE ARE FUCKED NOW

Fuck. Farley's out. Whelp

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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look at the size difference between our secondary and their receivers. This could get ugly.

Oh no if Farley is injured...

That's as good as a BLOCK!

That punter freaked out. Still could have kicked it.

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

DOES THAT COUNT AS BEAMERBALL?

LETS GO!!!

Beamerball intimidation factor +1

Count it.

Fuente was fucking livid

... Why the down vote I wonder

Anybody who bitches about downvotes gets a downvote every single time from me, not afraid to say it

"not afraid to say it"

I would hope not. It's the internet.

Wow, CJF is PISSED at Willis

There is a lot on the line, and CJF is demanding thoughtful play.

Finally, they have to punt. Good job this round D. Great job ST. Offense needs to unfuck their heads.

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LOVE THAT EMOTION FROM FUENTE. YOU HAPPY NOW DCWILSON40?

That was not open, Willis had no business throwing that

Hazelton is the man

How many more times is he gonna fucking do that? We don't have time for that fucking shit in this kind of game!!!

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Moving the WRONG way, Hoyt, now a sack... ugh

Another OL mistake kills this drive. Fuck me

Gotta get rid of that, Willis

These mental mistakes are costing us huge.

Definitely, made it 2 and 26, which was not very attainable. At least we get 3.

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

The 5-10 yard pass is where it is tonight.

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

Still gotta chuck it deep occasionally to keep their defense honest

Very true.

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

I know these penalties aren't helping but I'm shocked on how few called runs we've called.

Stupid call on 3rd

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WTF was that play? just playing for the field goal?

that was an absolutely horrible play call. What the hell was that.

Conservative play calling AGAIN. You can't play conservative against a Top 10 team!

I like the playcall, actually. Hoyt missed a block completely

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that.

A safe call on 3rd and 15 in field goal range.

Breathe.

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

We've had success all night with the short passes for 8-10 yards. Might as well air it, worst case incomplete, best case 1st down.

I'm with you Stronk. Need MORE agressive calls.

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If the right guard made a block and actually contacted his man, Peoples would have a lot of room to run. The play call was not so bad, just no blocking.

Kicker is clutch at least

Hoyt is not playing well

OL is mindfucking themselves.

With as bad as we are playing, only down by 4, not too bad.

Why are we slipping all over the field. Why dont we have cleats for our own field?

Notre Dame is having no issues cutting.

Two more field goals for the lead....

Thanks, as frustrated as hell at our mental errors but that made me chuckle.

Hoyt is fucking killing us tonight. 2 false starts and he never fucking blocks anyone. If he cut off his guy on that draw play it could've gone for a good amount.

At least we have a good kicker I guess

There's either something wrong with the cleats or something wrong with the fucking damn field. It CAN'T be both.

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Keep it up

VB born, class of '14

French is gonna go nuts on Hoyt on that one...just stood there instead of trying to run through the backer.

"That’s a stupid question. Next question."
-Corey Moore

2 penalties on Hoyt and a terrible attempt to block on that 3rd down play. He needs to stop being Sloppy Jesus and go back to mega Jesus

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

That school up 81 had to settle for 4 consecutive field goals this afternoon due to penalties erasing/preventing touchdowns. They were 15ers rather than 5s but...backwards is backwards.

___

-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

"Virginia Tech....self-destructive". That's the entire story of Tech football.

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All too often.

Book and his receivers are just solid.

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

Some say #78 has never let go of Ricky Walker's Jersey...

He's got a fistful of AME to this day...

Yeah, he has been Holding all night long.

Maybe our OL should take note...they seem afraid to even make contact.

You say this as if you expect the refs to call it.

Ugh.... that Aflac Trivia question.

We did/continue to do it to ourselves. Change the story, then you can change the narrative.

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This defense is just not as good as usual. Too young. Keep telling myself to be patient.

So just tuned in. On Defense, 3rd and 5, play 10 yards off. Convert 1st down throwing to the guy we gave a huge cushion to. Does this actually happen as frequently as I seem to think it does?

It's almost the best option. D has been blowing coverages deep left and right.

Been happening all night. We're lucky it's this close. But we also had a bullshit penalty take a TD away from us

They also have beat us twice over the top..once for 40 yds and one that should have been an easy TD if not overthrown. So pick your poison, I guess.

Not having Deablo back there really hurts.

Need to keep getting pressure back there it's our only hope on the defensive side of the ball

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Man all these 3rd down conversions are deflating. Book is good y'all.

Using /s is for cowards.

I'm telling ya, it feels like he's going Tom Brady on our asses.

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Pulling hard for you guys! In my neck of the woods we have to deal with a large contingent of insufferable Irish fans. Damn near as bad as UM fans.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

To have a CHANCE we have to play error-free, and we are doing the opposite. Worse, our two biggest problems so far (bonehead O-line and slipping everywhere) are what the visiting team should be experiencing. The terror dome is only terrorizing us.

God our secondary is so bad at tackling

I found this stat in an r/cfb comment: VT are 0-9 vs top 25 at home last 9 years. That's depressing.

Good tackle by Watts there

Don't understand why ND even tries running the ball or lateral passes. Going downfield is gonna score at will against us tonight.

Book doesn't have a deep ball.

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

Not an consistantly accurate one, anyway.

EVERY FUCKING GAME. A DROPPED PUNT.

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Those punts, they'll get after ya.

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

Should we stop trying to receive punts?

we have to lead the nation in muffs at this point

Why do we have Carroll fielding punts. He's muffed atleast 3-4 this year

You sure? I think Hazelton had the majority, which is why Carroll is back there now.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Somehow this is still a one score game. COME ON OFFENSE

If Book can layoff the over throws he could do some damage to us.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

If Carroll is actually our best option returning punts we might as well have nobody back there. Jesus Christ

Will be happy with another long drive ending in points.

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

Methodical drive for a TD to take a 3 pt lead to the half is what I like.

Either conservative play call 3 and out or a huge Turnover is what I expect.........

Idk how, but this is a very winnable game right now... if we can get 7 here it is massive for our morale

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

But we can't.

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Good block!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Not executing, guys. Step it up.

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

Willis has some bad misses tonight

Guys, we are still 100% in this game

Yup

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I hit "send" on this just before seeing the pick haha

FLOYD!!!

DBU IRISH FUCKERS!!!

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Reggie Floyd is a man!!! Only of he kept his feet, pick 6 baby!!!

Huge interception. But again with the fucking slipping.....

Run the Ball....please??? At Least try???

What a grab by Floyd. Now grab that momentum and take it into half time.

Learn how to stand up Reggie!!!

GREAT PICK. Floyd had a pick 6 had he kept his footing

We are holding up pretty well on the line, if we can get in their QB's head, we have a real shot.

I love the effort by our RB's this year.

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

UH PASS INTERFERENCE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Holy hell McClease!

Use some time.

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

another field goal???

Yep.

ok Willis is a G. Trying to get in on that scrum. Love him already.

A pick and then a long run by Peoples.

A FG would be a failure here, honestly.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Failure confirmed

Cute shit didn't work. Sorry, wrong location.

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It's a failure.

Edit: I'm dumb.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Gotta have this!!!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Just get under center and get it in. Don't do any of that shotgun shit

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Didn't work. Sometimes the cute shit is necessary.

Cute shit didn't work.

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Your comment aged well.

Pathetic

ABSOLUTE FUCK UP!!!

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Pathetic.

Unreal. What a terrible series there.

That's a loss. Chance to take the lead from the 1 and shot their pants

Embarrassing... plain and simple.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

UNBELIEVABLE

Can we please get out of our own way?

Seriously...qb sneak.

Everybody stay calm!!!!!

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

You know you're bad when you cant score on the 1 yard line

I know the players screwed up, however, didn't like the calls either.

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

Willis has been shaky with the handoffs in the last two games. That is why the coach should give his back-ups more refs. The most important thing is that he held onto the ball.

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

I'm pretty sure that one was on Willis

DON'T. LINE. UP. IN. SHOTGUN. FROM. THE. ONE.

Bud foster can do no wrong but this offense is killing me

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

DONT RUN FROM SHOTGUN ON THE MOTHERFUCKING 1 YARDLINE

Never understood that call. Only Cam Newton has the strength to justify that call.

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

Not liking Willis' attitude. Can't blowup on your own teammates in the midst of it.

I don't mind it. At least he's showing passion.

I swear, how long will it take to ERADICATE shit for brains errors? How fucking long?

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I absolutely love Fuente, but he gets brainworms when it comes to short yardage in key games. With 6'5 Willis stretching over the line and two backs pushing behind him there is no way physically he doesn't get in the endzone. For someone supposedly obsessed with data and probabilities where tf does a call like this come from

It's nice to see the offense is honoring Beamer's statue by absolutely shitting the bed while the defense carries the team.

GREAT HIT on the Book!

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

Holy Ashby.

Once again relying on the Defense and Special Teams to win us the game.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

As is tradition

GREAT HIT!!!

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CJ, much better.

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

If we can stop fucking ourselves, we will win game

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

Hoping we don't go away from what has worked so far tonight.

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

We NEED points before the half. Imperative.

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why aren't we running the ball....?

Guys... This is the #6 team in the nation. We are a seriously young team, further thinned by injuries, and we are going to make mistakes.

Fact is, we are trailing the #6 team in the nation by 6 points approaching halftime. Bud Foster has shown am ability to adjust so far this game, and after an early TD drive we've been able to stop just about everything they've thrown at us, despite Farley getting hurt.

We can still win this.

I'm not worried about the defense. The offense, which is more experienced, is shitting the bed.

Don't know why I thought I could handle the level of vitriol of this game thread (I generally don't participate). We are playing very good defense against a very good team, and some offensive adjustments could easily turn the tide in the game, and yet many of y'all are acting like they're no better than ODU.

I'll catch y'all tomorrow.

OH MY GOD

That's the game

Offense is killing us

WTF Willis

Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor. Shoulda gotten rid of that one.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I don't get it. How unlucky can we be.

Do you REALLY have to ask?? Just look at our ENTIRE history.

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Willis too aggressive there. That is what we'll get with Willis, versus JJ; however, hopefully he learns from it and goes back out there and kicks butt.

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

Jesus fucking christ

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

MOTHERFUCKER

Willis: "A deceptive athlete...he CAN beat you with his feet" ~ Chris Fowler

Pathetic

GIT RID OF THE GODDAMN BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great, Now I get to hear 2 more fucking hours of Herbsteit-On-Notre Dame Fellatio.

Peoples is out of it!

True freshman from Notre Dame knocking the ball away, Willis trying to be a hero out there and holding it too long bit him in the butt, who would have guessed it?

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

That's kinda how I saw that play too. Down and out guy jumps up and slaps the ball from behind. 9/10 that play probably just ends with Willis being tackled by the guy that scooped up the fumble. Obviously, too many of these broken plays just increases the probability that this happens, so gotta be just gotta be better with the ball.

Ryan Willis is out here trying to play hero ball. There's no reason to try to single handledly win this game like that. Unreal....

QB trying to do too much and the OL not doing enough.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

That play was a clusterfuck. Willis needs to learn to toss it away

I hate that for a lot of reasons. I hate it most for our D after a dominant quarter.

Willis is killing us tonight..... lack of accuracy, doing too much..... it's not over yet but we need to make a play early in the 3rd....

However, based on our experience, JJ would have taken a ton of sacks tonight so far. This is what we'll get with a more aggressive QB.

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

All the crap Jackson did wrong he knew when to just get rid of it this offense is the bane of our exhistence

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

That's an abject disaster there by Willis. There is literally nothing he could have done worse in that situation

I expect aggressive playcalling, execution & FUCKING PTS FROM THE OFFENSE ON THIS POSSESSION

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Expect a punt instead

Only virginia tech can fuck up so many great opportunities against a top 10 team and screw themselves out of getting a win. Game could be tied right now but so many dumb mistakes.

Willis goofed there, but he's got heart.

Norte Dame is a good team.

This game has been less of ND being good and more of us being bad.

Agree but respect to their D, I think they've hit hard and been quick to the ball.

Tired of hearing how this is a young team. You get a scholarship to play in the ACC, can't have these mistakes

OMG...run the ball on 1st down and not let the DL Line pin their ears back on every single play. What a Concept.

The receivers are very inconsistent this evening.

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Willis trying to be a hero... STOP!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

No stupid mistakes. We need points here.

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

Where has this urgency been all night? I've never understood why Fuente ran so up tempo at Memphis but really hasn't done that here. We seem to have success when we do

WTF taht replay just confirmed our lineman wasn't even down field. He was at the 4 yard line

On no, 1st and goal /s

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

Dude, 42 is out.

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

Done here Kansas bouy fuch up

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Pardon me I was drunk!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

That was targeting

It was a bullshit maneuver. Deserved to be ejected

42 should be out. Not 91

I don't care what the book says, go for 2. Just b/c . . .

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

#HazeltonForPrez

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Just keep doing all of that the rest of the game. But with some runs mixed in.

We sure have had a lot of "what ifs" in the first half.

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

Notre Dame has not impressed, but Book's inability to hit a pass past 20 yards is going to bite somebody. We gotta get a center-fielder back there.

We get the ball to start the 2nd half.....we have all the momentum....we have really good dominated the game in every aspect but the scoreboard....

pros: We're losing this game more than ND are winning this.

cons: We keep on shooting ourselves in the foot on offense. The inexperience on defense makes it hard for us to rely on them. Good drive at the end, we have to keep this up, but there is hope.

Now we need to see strong adjustments for the 2nd half.

Not that you would possibly know from listening to Kirk Herbstreit, but we are right in this one.

If not for absolutely shooting ourselves in the feet relentlessly, we would have a nice lead.

So I say FUCK KIRK HERBSTREIT and NOTRE DAME and lets play mistake-free football and lets send these jackasses back to Indiana with an L.

If we clean it up, we will be in good shape

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

ABC's feed is killing me. Froze up and missed that TD.

And this is on DirectTV, not streaming

If you have ESPN app, should be able to find it there too.

Good luck, and do yourself a favor and put it on mute. Herbstreit is beyond Insufferable tonight.

I'm hoping we can come out and run the ball more in the 2nd half. Maybe tire their de's since one of them is out of the game now.

Willis is a baller.

"I just like the way we're improving. They're not satisfied, that's the thing. We've got to be hungry." - Bud Foster

Exactly. He does need to calm down and trust the system, but he is there to win.

All I can say is that they're still hanging in there.

Why so many calls for the run? We are only stalling bc of penalties.

Willis needs to continue to hit the short to intermediate routes and receivers need to stop dropping the ball and the OL needs to stop getting stupid penalties.

Hope we can continue to shut their O down, but have to expect some type of adjustments on their side to get us off balance to start the half. Hopefully Bud can continue to adjust and own Kelly

I think Book is a little shook now also. That was a big hit by Ashby and a sore chest is not easy to deal with....

We need to continue to get pressure otherwise he will shred us again

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

CJF sound like the guy beside you at the bar to anyone else? "Just needs to relaaaxx" the

Finish yo post, B'Burg. I was nodding along and

Fat fingers and alcohol. They'll get after you

I think the offense will keep producing. Just need the defense to play like the 2nd quarter and not the 1st

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

Was one of the more clear cut targeting calls on ND #42.

Willis has been trying too much at times but you need someone like that if you want to upset a Top 10 team. A conservative QB like JJ will get us close but not over the line. Willis will make mistakes but give us the best chance of winning as well.

I like his aggressiveness, he just needs the game experience to know when to rein it in and live to see the next play.

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

I missed this. Is deablo not playing then?

Nope

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

Haven't seen him. You'd think he spent the 1st qtr oiling our cleats the way our guys were slipping around out there.

Peoples needs more touches.

Is it football season yet?

Yeah but which people?

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

Ones with matte helmets

Yall..... We can fuckin win this football game. We can break the shitty big game streak. We can put the Irish in their place.... Holy shit we can do this

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

We are not out of this game. If the defense can play like the second quarter and the offense play like the last drive, (big ifs, perhaps) we can run the Irish team out of town. Let's go HOKIES!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Post game remark: My maroon and orange colored glasses saw the possibilities, but ND just out played us, made more effective adjustments, and got some lucky bounces, like the Willis fumble bouncing into the ND players hands.

The only stat that really matters is the score at the end of the game. BUT (perhaps still through those school colored glasses), there is hope. For years folks have complained about the lack of offense and / or offensive imagination. Yet, for as lopsided as the score was, our total yards for the game was actually slightly better and we had more first downs (25 to their 19). And then there is the all important time of possession (32:42 to 27:18). /s As to imagination, the trick play for a touchdown was inspired even though it was called back. The special teams play was good (still no returns on kickoffs). The defense will get better; the offense will continue to improve; and the team goal of the winning the Coastal is still intact.

Let's Go HOKIES!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

THAT did not work.

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3 and out.
Chance to take the lead, missed.

Edit: Forgot the Haze catch for a 1st down.

There was a 1st down completion to Hazelton

People's run also

And the Peoples run for a 1st down on the next play.....

People's also rushed for a 1st. It was a good drive and pinned them back. Hopefully D balls.

75 is looking clueless again

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OL not doing Willis any favors tonight in Pass Pro

Is it football season yet?

The obligatory Notre Dame praise.

Hazleton gives me Isaiah Ford vibes

Unfortunately it looks like he's Willis's only target

He needs to expand on that.

"A group that has not allowed a single punt return yard all year." ~ Chris Fowler

This guy gets Beamerball

pathetic

LOL

C'mon man

Omg

Losers ALWAYS find/create ways to lose.

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Hokies just toying with us.

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFKC

That was the opposite of what is good

Fuck Notre Dame

This is why we can't have nice things

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

we really hate the 1 yard line don't we?

So does this fulfill our quota of big plays? Can we get back to regular defense now?

Farley

Overran it like fsu. He'll learn

VB born, class of '14

We're 5 games in, he should've learned BY NIW

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WTF?

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

terrible start to the second half

Is it football season yet?

Oh look...another big play given up by Farley. I get the guy is inexperienced but Jesus Christ he's a walking liability on Defense right now

I mean he's only giving up like 2 or 3 a game. But he had 2 INTs that first game so everything is good, right?

Chalk that up to another one by Farley on the TD catch. You can't make this shit up

Well. FUCK.

Keep pushing. Still in this.

Wheatley is not that fast, I don't feel like he should be returning kicks.

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Ladler gets an A+ for effort on that one.

They called out Farley but the LB lost leverage. He has to force that play to Farley and he let them cut back.

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

God dammit this team has the ability to win this game and keeps blowing it

VT football in a nutshell

Gotta keep our heads up. No more mistakes.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Turner got popped & Grimsley limping. Not good.

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Yep, hopefully they'll both be okay. Grimsley looked like an ankle.

Thought it looked more like he landed awkwardly on his hip. Ankle would not be good.

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

Hope Grimsley and Turner are ok

Turner faking an injury to slow down our offense

/s

Grimsley hopefully just a singer. Turner does not look good.

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

How the hell is that not another targeting..??

Just got sandwiched awkwardly. Didn't look like either ND defender launched.

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

They're breaking all our toys

We should destroy their Book

well they're probably gonna score again

Those wanting us to run the ball more, that is why we haven't. They are stout on the DL.

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

Nice kick. Great offensive series/s

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I knew we were screwed when the announcers said he hadn't missed yet this year.

Broadcaster jinx.

I'd like to agree, but it's sloppy play.

So why is Notre able to run 98 yards in one play but we can't? Why is it that we have to work hard for our meal but they just get it on a silver platter?

they're th #6 team in the nation and we are not

I've felt like that for a while, we never seem to have guys wide slam open.

Because this is a "rebuilding/reloading" year. But don't worry..."next year we'll have more experience & either Willis, Hooker, etc, blah blah blah 2023"

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Genuine question: where's the rb screen game to slow down the pass rush?

Willis seems to have enough time to throw. Though I'd like to see us pop one to catch them off guard.

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

Don't like the regression so far in the second half. We need a solid defensive series now and the offense to come back out hot.

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

We need to stop forcing the run. The pass game is there. Got way behind the sticks running unsuccessfully twice.

Honestly, this is exactly what I expected from Virginia Tech. Not even from this team in particular, just Virginia Tech Football.

This team just can't get out of its own way.

Tons of talent, gonna get better as this year and the next couple go on, but you have to play sharper than this to win big matchups.

Time for this to turn into the 38-16 drubbing we all expected

And here we go folks. Probably gonna start to slowly unravel in another big game. I would love for once to be proven wrong but god damnit we do this every fucking time

Every time. It wouldn't be Virginia Tech football otherwise.

Every. Fucking. Time.

Welp. Same old story shows true again. History repeats itself and we look like fucking losers on national TV yet again. God why do I always get my hopes up

Not gonna lie, that ND assistant behind Kelly is hella cute.

I saw her first

This game is not over folks.

Is it football season yet?

OK,

maybe it is now.

Is it football season yet?

Farley again........FUCK

Crapping the bed on prime time tv and making Herbstreit happy in the process.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Browning the trousers on tv is a Virginia Tech tradition.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Ballgame

And that's the the ball game. I'm out, if the team doesn't care then neither will I.

We're losers who are playing like losers

Bout to get ugly

That decision to move Farley to DB is looking really smart /s

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Dude, just log off and go do whatever else you do and stop trolling your own team. Being critical and being an ass are quite different.

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

I think the most disgusting thing about this game is the fact that I've consistently heard Irish fans much more than I've heard VT fans.

Is it football season yet?

I swear, one week, the refs will call a hold against the other team

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

I don't believe you.

That's a good one.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

This is Ohio State 2015 all over again.

VT football is not good enough to hang with Top 10 teams. Painful pill to swallow but it is what it is.

OSU 2015 our starting QB went down, otherwise I think we win that game.

Is it football season yet?

I disagree, don't think we would've won but it might have been closer.

I agree it was a bad example though. Clemson 2016 and 2017 might be better examples.

Is this a culture thing? We've been the not ready for prime time players for years.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

No dude we're just a year or two away!!!!!

WTF kind of defense is that?

LOL, where's all of the "this team is young" apologists? You know who you are, you have excuses every fall....and, actually, every spring when our recruiting is oh-so-close to great but predictably "meh-to-okay".

I'm not sure you actually realized either what you are saying or what you are watching. ND is loaded with talent... And experience. This is a legitimate playoff contender. We are not.

Is it football season yet?

Really? I honestly think notre dame looks pretty bad. If we weren't so undisciplined we would be winning. I think they would get absolutely waxed by a legit playoff team

I know exactly what I'm saying. Notre Dame is a good team and we are kind of shit.
Was that your excuse last year? What will your excuse be next year?

This. Not sure why everyone is so critical on tonight's performance. ND has better athletes, is deeper, has beaten two top 10 teams already, and didn't lose to ODU. It wasn't like we were the favorites here. We have made the predictable young team mistakes, and they have taken advantage of our major weakness, the secondary. Even with that, we enter the fourth quarter with the ball and the potential to cut this to one score. Either way though, not sure this is the game to be over critical of this team.

:-)

Here is a fun fact... FAU beat ODU today dropping them to 1-5.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

that wasn't fun

ugh...this secondary

Man the first half gave us enough hope to make this that much more discouraging.