Virginia Tech vs Wofford Game Time, TV Info, and Open Thread

The Hokies host the Terriers.

[Mark Umansky]

Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1, 1-0 ACC) vs Wofford Terriers (0-2, 0-1 Southern)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, VA | Lane Stadium
Watch/Listen: ACCN / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: VT -37.0
Weather: 77Β°F, Partly Sunny
Series: It's the inaugural Mike Young Bowl.
Reppin' TKP: Shelton Moss is in the press box.
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LET'S GGGOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

HOKIES!!!!!!!

HOKIES!!!

We pray to thee almighty and merciful god of the gridiron, let us cover against the bad FCS team and that all players from both teams return to their dorms this evening healthy and uninjured.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

And that nobody gets their crap stolen.
And that the elevators work.

This beer tastes funny with scrambled eggs and bacon this morning but hey, Let's Gooooooooo!!!!!

That's why they have breakfast stouts

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

I remember the first time I had a breakfast stout with biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs. It was glorious. And then followed by a nap.

Pounding whiskey, who's ready for today!?

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Not quite ready for straight bourbon yet. Starting the game with a Kentucky mule.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Let's Go Hokies!!!
Here's to making improvements

uva - the taint of the ACC

LOOOOOOVE Eddie being on the broadcast.

Wells makes me soooo nervous lol. Threw right into double coverage there a few plays ago.

I like slowly building confidence with easy throws.

Christian Moss sighting

I like actually passing the ball on first down.

Agreed. We need to build some more confidence for Wells. But that throw into tight coverage with the safety sitting right on top was risky and has thrown a few high and behind the receivers. Not seeing the accuracy so far.

Is it me or does grant not seem to be looking down field?

What was the result of that penalty? Commentary lost me.

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-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.

OL doing better today.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Eh

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Yeah, they had a a few good las protections. I take it back.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Inside the tackles has looked surprisingly good this drive.

edit: I just don't know what this group is doing.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Stupid 4th down call

How was it a stupid call? Any call is stupid when you let linebackers through the line untouched.

No problem with going for it, didn't like the play call. Might've preferred a quick pass because I have no faith in our short yardage run game.

What the fuck. Can't get one yard vs wofford ...

Slow developing shotgun

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-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.

Yup.

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

I think something is just fundamentally off with this offense. Wofford DL shouldn't be stuffing our OL.

Bad call on fourth down. Needs to be a quick hitter. That was way too slow to develop. Play calling blew that

CAN WE NOT LINEUP IN I-FORMATION TO GET 1 YARD, FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING, GOBLESS

I mean shit, I get we may not be the most comfortable under center but when you start 5 yards behind the LOS with this OL we're not going to win that battle.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

For at least 5 years I have been ticked at the inability to line up under center and run a damn sneak or quick hit to the fullback instead of snapping it several yards to turn around and had to someone even further from the line when you need 2 feet. Sick of hearing how it is hard to do when you have not done it. Friggin learn. How much time would be needed to teach this?

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TE blocking on the backside was non existent

WTH. Only selected a 10 oz cup of coffee?

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Inexcusable. Right when I was thinking about purchasing one, they lost me there

"But first...you gotta get speed. Demon speed. Speed's what we need. We need greasy, fast, speed!"

Offense still a mess.

Looks like we'll see how some OL subs do.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Wow no one to pick up that guy on the weak side.

Looked like Clements picked up someone who was already being blocked

Clements has fallen off this year

Sack was not good. He came through clean.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I'm liking this kicker

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

That guy knows how to hit the middle between the posts.
He keeps up these 45+ yard strikes and he'll play himself right into the NFL.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Biggest disappointment so far has been our OL play. Talent level is one thing but bad fundamentals and just totally missing blocks is mind boggling given Rudolph's track record.

We couldn't line up and get a yard on 4th & 1 against Bishop Sycamore.

This needs more legs.

Thank god they can't catch. We seem to be doing everything we can do to make them look remotely competent for having not scored any points yet this year

I'm liking Moss too.

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

Wells looking better other than the one bad decision early on. Lucky the pass was not intercepted on the first drive, but seems to be doing better. Hopefully keeps progressing.

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The only good thing I have to say about Wells is he has the strongest arm I've seen in Blacksburg in over a decade. Unfortunately, strength doesn't matter much if he's accurate on only half his throws.

Keep it up young fella, would love to make this is a thing.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

This kid should not be playing QB for us

Offense is disappointing. WVU is going to stuff our Oline.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Ross might be the best player on the roster this year. Has been really solid. Not like the bad snap was his fault against ODU.

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This offense just has a lot of moving parts that aren't jiving. They really are protecting Wells with playcalling and don't want him throwing much over the middle. OL being unable to get much of a push against the Wofford DL is extremely disheartening.

Totally agree. Up 6-0 is no accomplishment. Offense blowing assignments and looks really shaky

Defense is already playing a lot of subs.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

I am really impressed with Stroman. Flying around today.

I am seeing that a lot of Hokie players are equal in skill to Wofford players. Truth hurts but that's where the roster is at right now.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

I hope they spent most of this week preparing for WVU because they don't look like they prepared for Wofford.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

The defense should be prepped for Wofford. The offense should be prepped to gain yards.

The coaching staff, on the other hand, should be able to create mismatches.

Everything I've seen from the offense, combined with what Pry has said about his preferences has been pretty disheartening. I think French has touched on how Fuente/Cornelson's offense at least schemed up some mismatches, and even though they did a bad job with play call combinations, and staying with what would work, they could at least get those mismatches.

Bowen's offense seems to be a pretty much "pro-style" offense, where nothing is being done to create mismatches (motions, etc), and it's just line up, and go. That might work if you have an Alabama-type talent mismatch (and spoiler alert, even Alabama doesn't rely on that. They scheme up those mismatches, too), but we don't. Hopefully there will be some kind of evolution, but the early returns are not good.

Under normal circumstances a game like this should already be out of reach for Wofford. Right now I'm just hoping it doesn't come down to the last drive.

Until we have an o-line nothing else really matters. I am sort of shocked about how deficient we are. I am not smart enough to know if it is a skill issue or a coaching issue but unless there is a major improvement then we will struggle to win much starting with the next game. Additional point... some of it seems to be a lack of communication from the QB as well... Wells is doing absolutely nothing at the line regarding blocking assignments and it doesn't appear anybody else is communicating either. Amateur hour.

My wife pointed out that it looks like Wofford's jerseys shrank in the dryer. Then I pointed out they don't even have nameplates.

They probably got their plain helmets at Big Lots.

After seeing what happened to Texas A&M last week, I'm not making fun of Wofford...

And with our uniform negotiators/deals, I'm not making fun of anyone's uniforms...

A bad Nike deal is still better than the best New Balance deal or the Adidas deal Wofford has.

I mean when you play the likes of Elon you have to earn that nameplate!

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

I mean when you can't play score on the likes of Elon you have to earn that nameplate!

FTFY

Clements is struggling.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

What a catch!!

I like how Blue and Moss are getting involved

Nice to see Jaden get a catch!

Why is King not playing?

Abundance of caution after his injury last week. I'm surprised Smith is playing.

Edit: well fuck

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

We'll need him on Thursday, so it's a good call.

Extra rest and they don't aseem to need him.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Got hurt last week and why risk further aggravating it vs Wofford?

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Hope Smith is Ok.

Whew. Need to let Wells know he isn't Logan Thomas. Scary hit.

TD Holston!!

Side note: I didn't know it was legal to not have the white out game be miserable weather? I thought that was tradition

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

I get the impression our offensive staff doesn't really have an idea of who our better players are. It's entirely possible the gap between our best and worst really isn't all that big but there's no consistency in the approach these first few games

I want to see Brown. But would appreciate it being due to lots of point being scored by the offense and not because Wells broke his neck trying to spear and LB.

I like it when the TD comes off of rushing yards number 69

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Stick it in!

Getting strong jacked-up nerd vibes (a la Bud Foster) every time they show Marve.

OL seems to be settling in a bit more. Looks like we have had our most success running when we pull linemen. Winning hat on hat has been tough for us. But a steady run game will help Wells and open up the pass game for us.

So does Wells, the last couple drives he's been dishing it around much better than how he started

This 2 minute drill has been the most impressive the offense has looked today

Encouraging to see our WRs making some plays for Wells

Jadan Blue is getting some good footage for his O&M highlight reel today.

Touchdown Blue!

Nice 2 minute work there. Let's sit Wells now and let Brown go in the second half.

Just turned the game on in time to see the TD to Blue.

How have things been going?

TOP:
VT- 19:37
WOFF- 10:23

Things have been going very ok. A slow start on offense where long drives stumbled at the end. Picked it up on the last two drives. Would like to see some explosive plays in the Second half.

This halftime Bloody Mary is going to be much better up 20!!!

Just poured my second! Pro tip - Zing Zang 6pk of cans ftw if you aren't mixing bloodies a couple times per week. Kettle One, Grilllos pickles, sweet pickled jalapeΓ±os, and pickled okra.

I like pickles.

TD BLUE!!

Scoring on 80% (4/5) of our drives in the first half. I'll take it.

Particularly now that they've added TDs to the mix.

Indeed. I would be much less accepting if the score was 12-0

Biggest positive development in the first half - Blue and Moss stepping up at WR. We are going to need that to open things up more, especially with Smith a little banged up still.

Also Wells after a little shaky start quietly completing over 70% and over 200 in the air. Blue and Moss plus the run game finally settling in has helped.

I feel like the team and the coaches are still figuring one another out. I am going to keep my optimistic view that they will figure this out and in November we may look like a completely different team.

Anyone notice if there were any changes to the oline in the second quarter? Looked like they played better.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Possibly Rudolph's footprint on their backside?

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

To me it looked like our best running plays started when we began pulling the backside tackle and guard. Seemed like we got better movement up front on those plays than blocking straight ahead like we tried in the first. Will be interesting to see French's diagnosis.

Give the starters one more drive to punch another one in then call it a day

Reading through these comments is kinda wild. I'm grading a on a curve, sure. But if anything the offense looks pretty good out there. Wells is making some pretty good throws and the receivers are making good catches too. We won't have this kind of time against better competition. But last year I don't think we had any quarterbacks who could throw like that even with time.

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I agree. 20-26 for 200+ and a TD and some people are acting like Wells is a bad HS QB. He's not lighting it up today but he also doesn't suck. I'm fine with how he's played today

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20-26 for 200+ and a TD

In a half.....

8 Hokies have recorded receptions today. That needed to happen. Wells not look wildly accurate but giving them a chance. TCB

(add if applicable) /s

I'm not sure what more he can do? Almost 75% completion. That's pretty accurate.

Completion percentage isn't accuracy lol. There were a lot of YAC left on the field due to poorly placed balls. He's certainly a passing upgrade but he's not "the most accurate passer"

He was bailed out by outstanding catches multiple times and put a few in a precarious situation.

(add if applicable) /s

That one deep ball to moss that he dropped (due to the DB) should have gone to a wide open blue who was behind his defenders and about the same place on the field so Well had the arm to get it there.

Yeah he doesn't see the field great. Huge upgrade but lots of room to improve. Missed wide open Blumrick on a roll out in the first half too.

I'm happy to have Wells and I hope he continues to grow as the season continues this was a big game for his confidence.

(add if applicable) /s

Agree happy to have him, I dont think it was a bad pass either, I thought at the time that Robinson would have caught that because he knew to how to box out with his body. Moss has some tricks to learn to make that catch.

Loving all these expected outcomes!!

Fuente ahead of his timeπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

the numbers don’t lie and they spell disaster

How did 44 not come down with that INT?

The receiver came over his back and took it away. Probably PI.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

I hate to dog on him but he has the worst awareness of any DB I've seen play for Tech. Go back and see how many of the late comeback TDs were against him last year. They all looked like the game winner ODU threw up against him 2 weeks ago.

So if a DB made an interception over the back like that, it'd be called pass interference. How is that not offensive pass interference?

Wells needs to stop staring down his receivers.

Risky throw there by Wells. He stared Blue down and the corner was sitting right on that route. Almost identical to the second pick he threw at ODU.

Centers are really weak for Tech. Both offense and special team.

Has Garbutt played today?

No, he's been in a walking boot on the sideline

no, he has a boot on his foot

Stick routes to the TE have been effective.

Dang, stop throwing to a pre-determined receiver. Blue was wide open.

The fact that this offensive line can't dominate a team like Wofford just cements that it's the worst unit on this entire team by a mile

Yeah the inconsistency in the run game largely due to blocking up front gets us into too many 3rd and long situations. Stalled drives due to that are killing us.

Georgia is beating a pretty good South Carolina team by more points than we are beating Wofford in half as many minutes.

Pry has his work cut out for him.

Not trying to compare us against the defending National Champs.

Just trying to point out the level of talent disparity in college football right now

Certainly between the college teams and NFL apprentice programs.

You're comparing the best team in the country to a team in full rebuild mode...not really a fair comparison by any measure

The disparity of where we are against wofford right now and the disparity between UGA and USC should not be that different.

I wasn't saying we should be as good as UGA. That would be stupid.

I think you're underestimating just how much better schools like UGA, Bama, and OSU are than the rest of the country.

And it's not even a meaningful comparison either. Georgia "only" beat their FCS opponent 33-0 last week. The game plan for a conference opponent and an FCS team is just different in every way.

I'm still watching but this is difficult to stay awake for. No chance we are hitting the spread and I guess the only thing left is it finish the game with no injuries and maybe pitch a shutout.

Well Dzansi just went down :\

... I guess the only thing left is it finish the game with no injuries ...

No MORE injuries

lol that shot of Bowen in the booth wasn't an expression that was very confidence inspiring

He's got his work cut out for him. When the OL is this awful in run blocking, we're basically going to have to air it out on early downs to move the ball. Which is stressful with a still developing WR corps and a QB with a turnover history.

That third quarter just seemed like, "Okay let's wrap it up".... Was hoping for more like the second quarter. To be fair we've been playing our 3rd and 4th string RB's and no Smith.

I'm at least hoping to see Brown get some reps.

I'm okay to be 2-1 before 2:00 on a Saturday. I do want Coach Pry to lose the visor though. A grown ass man needs a hat.

He has the hair for it, but I agree. He needs an entire hat.

Nah, the visor screams southern football and I'm here for it

It worked pretty well for Spurrier. Just saying...

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I just bought 50 of those tee's. Got to do something about this gut and that t-shirt seemed to work.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Every running back not named "King" has zero vision. It's like they aren't teaching these guys how to make a cut.

A nice touch pass. Wow.

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TD Tech!!

Wheel route, snipe, celly!

FERDA

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Bryce Duke sighting πŸ”₯

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Two nice passes by Wells. Now, let's see the second team.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Exactly my thoughts. Bring on 2nd team.

How ya'll feel about 6 now lol?

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Please let's see a new quarterback. Get them some reps the rest of the way and no chance of an injury for Wells.

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Nice touch on that pass and over the defenders

And nice job by Duke to extend for it without diving in order to take it to the house.

Good call, good execution

That was a perfect wheel route by Duke.

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

Beautiful pitch and catch to Duke there

I really want to see Cole Beck in this game in some capacity at some point

Let's keep 'em to 3

Having scored 0 points, I actually feel bad for Wofford getting that penalty.

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SMH

That's a fumble

I do feel like our defense this year and in the future will only get better. They make it really hard for other teams to score. ODU is the fault of our offense and special teams even though the defense did give up a dumb TD. If Wofford does get a TD at least they had to work for it. Hokies are up 27-0. I would put in all backups at this point for experience. Who cares if they get their first TD against us, we have won. Experience is more important at this point than keeping in starters just to say Wofford didn't score on us.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Yeah that TD Wofford scores wasn't on the 1's

SMH more

Bullshit, if that's not a fumble idk what is. Terrible fucking call

How was that not a fumble?

Real nice job all year by the Hokie defense. Can't always shut everyone down all game.

And seriously, hat's off to the kids from Wofford. They could have easily folded up, but they are fighting to the end.

Looking for better seasons for both of these teams the next few years.

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If you didn't know by now, this game is definitely showing you the state of the roster that Fuente left us. We are so thin on depth when the second and third team guys come in almost everywhere. The defense is playing sound and physical all things considered, we just have some young inexperienced guys out there when you get down the depth chart. The OL is lacking in depth, talent, and just not playing with fundamentals or much physicality. Has to be the biggest let down unit so far.

If Wells is going to stay in, why be so conservative on that series?!

It's not out of hand yet. The better question is why are we running the ball on 3rd and 2 with QB#1 still in the game. NOT happy with a lot of these running calls and even more unhappy with the blocking and lack of vision by the RBs. Still an insane amount of work that needs to be done on offense.

Absolutely agree with you

Why is Wells still in the game? Is there something specific Pry is wanting Wells to work on? I mean they are just running.

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Not a fan whatsoever of Chance Black. Doesn't see the field well and the camera has shown a few instances of some pretty odd body language throughout the game

None of the running backs are seeing the field. They are way too eager to charge the designed running lane and not give the line a chance to make the whole and/or get the defense out of position.

so much about the offense is different

so much about the results are the same

the numbers don’t lie and they spell disaster

That was a gorgeous punt and hit to finish it off

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This better not be targeting...

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

This is why we need to pull the starters

Thankful no targeting. That would have royally sucked. And with as totally inconsistent rulings have been over the years, you never know what will or won't be called targeting.

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I'm afraid WV's D-line is gonna eat our OL's lunch Thursday.

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

WVU, unc, Miami, NC State.....

One game at a time...

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

UNC defense is atrocious. That's probably the game we have the best shot at in October. But yeah the next five is a brutal stretch. WVU, at UNC, at Pitt, Miami, at NC State...That stretch will define the season.

Kansas destroyed that d line....

Brown is in.

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

Let's see a Cole Beck sighting.

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

I'm not understanding why they aren't giving some carries to Duke.

He looks slippery on those last two runs

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Exactly what I mean, he seems to bring a speed and shiftiness that the rest of the running back room outside of King doesn't bring. Zero reason for him to not be playing more at this point, the team needs playmakers

6-12 on 3rd down....not good.

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

yo eddie royal just being savage with that line. "What losing?"

meh, let's beat the 'neers

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Obviously glad we won, but that was a bit uglier than I was hoping. You want the one's to come out for the first drive after half and then hand off to the backups. Didn't quite go that way.

First Tech game I've been able to watch this season, and first Tech game I've ever dozed off.

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First: I'm grateful for the win.

With that being said, beating Wofford by 20 isn't gonna cut it. We beed to figure out how to score points

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Let's hope we get King and maybe even Thomas back for WV.

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

Very meh win but I do think we might have found something in Blue, Moss, and Duke

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Thank you for mike young wofford

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

I know that everyone wants the high octane offense and 50 point wins but, I was never stressed by this game and really enjoyed it. The QB1 is throwing nice balls and completes 75% of his passes and 2 TDS and no turnovers. It's like keeping up with the Jones. Just be happy that we are the Smiths and move on.

Respect to Eddie Royal for refusing to take off his O & M glasses as an analyst/commentator.

Proud author of one plaid comment.

I'm usually against alums calling games with their team (Herbstreit), but on the ACC network, I think they should proactively seek to have homers in the booth, especially for non conference Games. For in conference rivalries, get an alum from each school to just talk shit at each other the whole game.

I vote James Gayle call the UVA game.

That would be EPIC!

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The FCC would shit

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

Let's get ready for the mountaineers!

We got a short week.

Around 50% on third downs is the story of the game. We can't run well enough on early downs so we face third and longs and stalled drives. Also still very shaky in the red zone.

True. I also want more Moss and Duke on the field

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Just back from the game. Sure it's been said, but our OL is troublesome. Very little push. Guys still look lost (they stand around and watch people run buy). No bully mentality.

Really concerned about our depth. We play starting 5 the entire game. Only change was Bob played a few sparse plays until SD got hurt (forced him to play). Can't believe we didn't mix it up and start working some guys in throughout this game (never felt in doubt).

We put the K in Kwality

In addition to OL, we assume Thomas is the top back once healthy and King has emerged as a top back as well. But the drop off after those two is immense. Holston got going today which was nice to see, but a lot of running right into the blockers and not much vision in the rest of the RB depth.

Also, Wells did have a nice day overall. But needs to work on accuracy (a lot of off target balls with receivers making acrobatic catches that could have been more if better placed) and tends to stare down his primary receiver at times, letting an open man go missed. These little things need work if we are going to maximize scoring opportunities.

Holston is at least a known quantity as a straightforward battering ram. Perfect if we wanna Rest Thomas/king and just need to burn some clock and scrap out two yards. But with this line, we're fucked if we have to rely on hin for anything beyond that.

Pros: We rested Garbutt, Fuga, and King, and arguably didnt miss them. We also played a bunch of backups / underclassmen for valuable in game reps.

Cons: no shutout, o-line needs help big time.

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10 players had at least 1 reception, so that's encouraging.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

We're a bad football team, guys. But we've beaten two other bad football teams. I don't love it but beating them is better than losing to them.

Our first team defense looks good. Depth is a real worry.

Offense is going to take time. It starts up front and our oline is gutless. I hope Rudolph is the right guy to build that unit. If he is, it's still going to take a couple years and I don't think our offense will be very good until the oline is much better.

Enjoy these ugly wins. Be patient with the ugly losses. This team is going to be frustrating to watch this year. Hopefully this staff will get us pointed in the right direction. Only time will tell

Onward and upward

Went to the game yesterday. As much as I wanted to see us put up 40+ I was happy with the win. The game never felt in jeopardy and I honestly believe that Pry decided to rest as many people as he could and get people who needed reps into the game.

He doesn't seem like a guy who's too worried about optics, i.e. we didn't put up 40, and is more focused on what he needs the team to do and what he wants to see. It's more important to get our backups reps as we are super thin than it is to put 40+ on Wofford.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

I thought Wells had a good game. There have been comments about how some of the throws needed "acrobatic" catches from the receivers that could have been incomplete. I say, good glad to see our receivers have the skill set to adjust their bodies and position their hands to make a good/great catch. Maybe we have a few good ones coming out of the woodwork. Though, it was Wofford, his stats were solid, not stunning, but, I will take those air stats with a better run game. Saw a little something in Duke's running in the 4th (future possibility).

I also like the fact that the boy can throw the ball with some zip. None of his passes seem to be that of the chorus of a Christopher Cross song. He's improving. If that trend continues then maybe our beloved Hokies squeak out a few "unexpected" wins.

Or, we see where we truly are once we see how that match up vs the Cousins. My curiosity is peaked.

Not sure where the best place to put this comment. I was at the game yesterday with some family and two friends who had never been to a VT game.
Someone threw a glass bottle that broke on a woman in the head just a few people away from where we were sitting. She had a bad enough cut in her scalp that the medics worked on her for a while before escorting her out for treatment elsewhere. Later in the same quarter , a second bottle was thrown that just missed a different family group two rows behind us. The police did try to locate the person or person's responsible but I never saw anyone arrested.
Once may have been some kind of mistake / accident but bottles thrown twice clearly indicated a deliberate attempt to harm.. VERY uncool.
Our reputation was harmed by the this incident. We should fiercely refuse to condone this type of behavior.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

How in the world are glass bottles getting into the stadium? I've never seen glass, usually people who sneak liquor in are taking airplane bottles. What section was this in?

Student section , between the 10 and 15 yard lines close to the scoreboard.
Someone else around us wondered about the glass bottles but I can assure the lady with the bloody scalp surrounded by the broken glass was real. I saw the second broken bottle, also.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Becoming Wvu fans?

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I dont know what to say other than WTF that needs to never happen again.

I agree--this is disgusting and hearing about stuff like this really pisses me off. If it doesn't stop, VT should install security cameras and people should be busted for assault & battery by reviewing the footage after stuff like this happens.

Sounds like we need more security in that section.

That can't be condoned.

that is some dumb s***. Maybe could be excused if playing WVU and they start it, but randomly vs Wofford. Really?!?!? Freshman first time drunk; amateur bullshi$. Take that kid out into the woods.

Dude it doesn't matter who we're playing. Throwing bottles into a sea of fans is terrible, and the opponent on the field could not be less relevant.

The student section was bad last year too from what I've heard. We should install some high res security cams and start disciplining anyone doing this crap (legal charges, suspension, expulsion, etc). I'm all for a loud and boisterous (though not overly rude) student section but this crap isn't acceptable.

I just emailed Whit about my concerns with student behavior. I encourage others to do the same.
HokieAD@vt.edu

I took my parents to two games last year and noticed the student behavior was terrible. Seems like it is getting worse each year. There are probably similar instances across the country, but this is a really bad look for VT and has got to be addressed. And seriously, the students can stop whining about what entrance they have to come through until it is.

This is pretty shameful. I haven't been to a game in several years, but I did note that even then student behavior was getting a bit worse than I remember as a student. A lot of shoving and crowding at the gates, generally a bit more obnoxious intoxication than I remember. I'm all about the student experience and drinking but there's a line at some point. I feel like it's been a problem with also trying to drink up until the last minute and then all race in at the same time to catch Sandman. I don't ever remember students belligerent and throwing stuff like I have heard the last few years, and there's too many accounts to pass it off as a few isolated incidents. I'm pretty embarrassed by this as a former student honestly.

Maybe since the team hasn't been very good for the last decade, newer generations of students just know VT football as a cool entrance and excuse to get real drunk in public. I remember being a student and of course tailgating and having fun, but man we were locked into the game and serious about being loud and tuned into what was going on. Seems like more just getting wasted and showing up for Sandman and leaving at halftime lately.