Virginia Tech at Syracuse Game Time, TV Info and Open Thread

The Hokies look to remain undefeated in ACC play and knot the all-time series against the Orange.

[Mark Umansky]

Who: No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1, 2-0 ACC) at Syracuse Orange (2-4, 0-2 ACC)
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:45 PM EDT
Where: Syracuse, New York | Carrier Dome (49,262)
Watch/Listen: ESPNU (Eamon McAnaney and John Congemi) / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Virginia Tech opened at -17, line moved to -20 Hokies.
Weather: Dome.
Series: Syracuse leads the series all-time 8 to 9. The Hokies are just 2-6 against the Orange in the Carrier Dome.
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LETS GO FAM

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Do the damn thing!!!!

I'm looking for the VT rushing game today to produce. 225-250 yards on the ground.

On defense, tackle well. Don't let those screens and hitches turn into 15 yarders. Make them throw it over the top to try to find big plays.

Should be fun

I think so too.
Maybe it's my heart talking, but I'd love to see our Hokies establish a consistent productive run offense today.

I'm ready!

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Haha, I read this the other day and totally missed that the question was from Fireman. Doh!

Where's the beef?

Not a bad answer, either.

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It's been a good week.

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Fireman on the ESPN ACC mailblog?

Let's Go

HOKIES

Bud Foster's defense can get after the QB.

Is that a Beamer reference?!?!?!?!

Dis gonna be gud.

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48-16 Tech.

Let's go.

SU gets a touchdown, we block an extra point and they get a fieldgoal? That's a rough score line.

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TD and 3 Field goals?? I know I'm bad at math but that works right?

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Tech scores 6 TD (w/ PAT), 2 FG.

Cuse scores 1 TD (w/ PAT), 3 FG.

I see. I have been alcoholing very early. Have a leg my friend.

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I am thinking 8 safeties.

For our sanity's sake, I hope not.

Click here to destroy wall.

Great optimism!

Or SU is down so badly, and they've been physically beat up so badly we put out our 6th string defense which is a collection of water and Gatorade coolers. Sure cooler #6 recorded 15 tackles including 6 for a loss, but cooler #4 gets burned in secondary twice by Etta-Tawo. SU has to go for the desperation 2 even though everyone else knew it was garbage time.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Two failed 2 point conversions after touchdowns, and a drop kick. Book it.

Do you really think we'll give up that many points?

I see us taking away the deep ball and keeping the ball in front of the secondary. Syracuse may get toward the red zone a few times with methodical short-yardage gains, but as was alluded to in the Syracuse Q&A, the defense should stop them there and Settle for FGs. The touchdown may come in garbage time or on a busted play a la ECU.

Game thread up, it's officially gameday. I wait all week for this.

LET'S GOOOOO

HOKIES!

LET'S GOOOOO!

HOOO-KIEEES!

I hope I don't run out of data. I have to watch the game on my phone

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Going to be out and about without WiFi or something?

Got you covered!

Let's Go

HOKIES

Simply put, just win the damn thing. I hope Fuente simulated the sounds from the '98 and '02 games during practice this week.

McNabb vomiting?

The crowd noises, but close. Hopefully, wherever he is, he'll be vomiting after seeing our guys win BIG.

Ugh! I hated watching that touchdown! Leg for reminding me of that game again. Lol

Let's Go

HOKIES

When I get off work tonight, I wanna see another fam thread up in here. LET'S GO

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

HOKIES!

VT Shout out on college game day. Herbstreet said it's great to see us coming back up the college ranks. (Paraphrasing)

Let's go Hokies!

We're generating buzz on ESPN guys...

That's what a top 25 ranking will get for us

Nice to see all of the Hokie love on GameDay this morning! Keep it up boys! This coverage helps recruiting, if nothing else!

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Which is why being ranked matters. Time to go out there and go to WORK

I feel so f*king amped today. Ready to even up the overall series. LET'S DO IT! HOKIES ALL DAY, ALL THE WAY!

Whitfield just said we're not the kind of offense that's gonna put up 400 yds per game. Our average total yardage is 410. If he's gonna mention our name, Ol' George needs to put some respek on it.

Or just do a little research.

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

George Whitfield, Tight End Whisperer.

Let's see if we can take the BudFu hug to another level today

Click here to destroy wall.

I probably missed it, but any word on how Settle did this week? I know he tweeted that he'd "be good," but I haven't seen anything official.

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

Not listed on the injury report. He is officially fine and will play.

Out and about, what did Gameday have to say about us?

Are you also at a Frozen themed 4 year old birthday party?

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Don't you put that evil on me!

That was last weekend, 4 year old b-day party at one of those trampoline places.

Today fortunately a farmers market in beautiful Scottsdale weather.

Mostly good stuff. Whitfield was complimentary of how Cornelson has schemed for Evans. Herbie said Foster's defense was playing with a lot of confidence and gave lots of love to Evans for his play as well.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

Not as confident about this game today for some reason. Was feeling pretty good until now. Oh well. They'll prove me wrong like they did against BC, ECU, and UNC.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

Some reminiscing...

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

I expect us to end the season with the same number of losses as that team had.

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Yass!

How about the 2000 win at the carrier dome? That's a classic one.

Vick led the Hokies back from a 14–0 deficit against Syracuse at the Carrier Domeβ€”where the Hokies had not won since 1986. Vick put the game away with a 55-yard run with 1:34 left. (Excerpt via wikipedia!)

Let's Go

HOKIES

Well, ESPN college football coverage sure has changed since then. How about those suits and a young Kirk?

Damn you comcast and ESPNU, this is outside of my cable package. Any advice on streams? I don't wanna watch at the bar, with no volume.

Sling.tv trial with ESPNU added?

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I think I'll try this. Been mulling the cord cutting, and I want to watch the game. Do you use this yourself, any testimonials?

We use it instead of cable. The syncing can be iffy sometimes, but overall no complaints as far as content. I linked it to WatchESPN which tends to have the ABC games whereas the Sling app itself doesn't.

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We get a ton of college games on the Roku through WatchESPN; every VT game can be watched this way. There's a catch; you have to be able to sign in through somebody's cable login. (The mother in law across the state hooks up all her kids across the country with hers.)

Sling is like $22 a month for basic cable, but only a couple ESPN channels. The WatchESPN Stream is better than Sling (less choppy/ interruptions), not sure if that's how everybody feels but it seems like we had to stop using the Sling app to watch football games last year because it wasn't working very well.

When I had cable I would still have to stream a couple VT games a year anyway (I live in Ohio).

I haven't had any issues with it so far on the sling app or through Watchespn, and I've been using it on my phone, or at best on a pc using my phone for internet, so like 20 megs down at best and it's still been consistently good for me. It's been a huge upgrade over cable in terms of value, and the experience has been as better (didn't have to deal with Comcast or access media customer service/employees).

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

I can provide a log in for watch espn if you'd like?

Seriously generous offer - thanks! I will try this sling.tv trial and report back if all fails.

I picked up a great bunch of craft brews, I am looking forward to watching Bud make orange juice from my own couch!

Woke up in a cold sweat at 4:30 this morning with the memory that my 9yo daughter has a school skating party tonight from 5-7 and my wife working so it was on me to get her to/fro... Plus my best friend coming up from Raleigh to watch game with me. I seriously couldn't go back to sleep. 10 calls later, my wife's aunt is taking her. PTL!! I haven't been this excited about VT football in several years!! LET'S GO HOKIES!!!!!

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

What's everyone drinking today? I just cracked one of my juiciest IPAs for these Orangefolk, a Broz Broz Day Day from The Veil here in RVA. I'd link a realllly sweet artistic picture I just took but it's really big and I don't have the patience to figure out how to resize it.

Anyway,

WE SCORING 70 TODAY FAMMMMMMMMM. LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO

Sweetwater 420. Best beer in Georgia.

420 is awesome, but I like their IPA better.

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

Filled up the fridge with a homebrew brown ale. Got a yeast starter going for a batch tomorrow - gonna try and clone Left Hand's Fade to Black.

I really gotta get into homebrewing

Once you get past the initial equipment investment, it's usually less than $1 per beer for ingredients. And it's a fun chemistry/biology experiment to carry out in your kitchen and closet. There are so many resources for help these days, too - online communities, books, local shops and friends are usually more than happy to give feedback and suggestions.

Just got a growler of Pineapple Empress. Sour IPA from Crooked Run Brewing in Leesburg. Best part is that the brewery is a 5 minute walk from my house!

Water, need to get rid of the preg-MAN-cy weight I gained, want to look good in my photos with Fuente wearing some TKP swag.

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Anything from Firestone Walker

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

Union Jack FTW

Hofbrau Oktoberfest then Whiskey

i really like good head so...

I'll be having several of these...

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

*giggle*

My #1 hope today (other than a win, obv) is for us to show a strong running game. It'll give Miami something more to think about when coming up with a defensive gameplan for next week.

Makes me nervous when everyone is picking us.

"I'll put a quote here to distract you from my inane comment."-Me

It's going to take us all a while to break that habit, I think. Too many years of wilting under the spotlight. Each game we win when we're supposed to will be another small step towards confidence for Hokie fans!

Weather: Dome

Does anyone have a link to Ric Flair's whole segment on Gameday? I can't find it

"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."

i saw it on the ESPN website..

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

I'm more afraid of this game than I should be. Duke 2013 has scarred me. #Neverforget.

Did you forget about JMU and ECU? I'm just getting over Kansas, any advice on moving on please send my way.

And yes I'm terrified about this game. This is a dangerous team if you make mistakes.

sol-a-rex

I was a part of the 'cursed' class of 2016, blessed with 4 years of mediocre football. We were 6-1, ranked #13 in the BCS I believe when Duke rolled in and beat us without completing a single pass in the second half of the game and having 5 turnovers. I remember seeing the orange jerseys and prayed we burn everything related to orange forever.

That's why that game sticks with me the most. I was a bit young to truly appreciate the awfulness that was JMU.

Currently in Punta Cana for a wedding. I'm planning on listening to Mike and Jon on my phone during the ceremony (UVA grad getting married planned his wedding during UVA's homecoming)

stick it in, stick it in,stick it in...

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

Looks even better in person:

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**Help Needed**

I'm looking for a way to watch or listen to the game while on holiday in Turkey.....I subscribe to ESPNPlayer, but I can't watch it on my kindle fire, iPhone or HTC phone because none of those devices support flash player.....any ideas?

I downloaded TuneIn app for my phone. Should be able to get some kind of connection through wifi

Great, thanks. Any idea which station I need to look for?

Found the VT IMG network station, listening now, thanks! Go Hokies!

if there's a search function, type in "Virginia Tech" and it should give you our game against 'Cuse. i'm on my laptop and just tried it. hope the app functions similarly

Sadly the option I used overseas isn't available anymore...RIP Phreak.

go to reddit and look for "cfbstreams"

Because of the shifting of games, none on the links work. Second week in a row this has happened. Annoying as hell.

I live in Germany and watching the Hokies has been a royal pain this year.

Logan 3:16

So ACCCG. VT vs NC State?

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

What channel is it on? The clemson nc state game went into OT and so the Miami UNC game is on ESPNU

They're saying it will be joined once the CLEM/NCSU game is over...and that it will be on the app. EXCEPT ITS NOT ON THE APP!!!! GOd, I hate ESECPN!!!!

We put the K in Kwality

Same problem... WTF ESPN!!!

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How in the hell do I watch this game

Logan 3:16

UPDATE: The game will be on Watch ESPN App until Clemson game is over.

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Nowhere to be found on my browser or consoles... BS.

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I can't find the game on the ESPN app and the UNC and Miami game is on where we should be. This freaking sucks.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Search Virginia Tech it's there I'm watching.

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not working for me either

Our motto bringing spirit true, that we may ever serve you

Oh it just showed up

Our motto bringing spirit true, that we may ever serve you

Ugh. I'm getting the same thing. Talk about frustrating. The TV Guide says Vt, the game is Miami.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Why TF would they push our game to show UNC-MIA until OT is over?

This is very annoying. At least I am not paying for it. 7-day free trial on Sling TV; gotta love it.

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

Ain't this some shit.

Thanks NC State.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

wtf

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

WTF. Guess Miami still gets preference.

Dammit, NC State.

This is all NC State's kicker's fault.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

If you use the search feature in the ESPN app it shows up.

What channel is NCSU on??

Screw ESPN. Gotta wait for OT I guess because even the app on Xbox won't let me watch the good guys

Browse by ESPN3 channels. Only way I could find it on PS4

β€œThese people are losing their minds. This is beautiful.”

Just says I'm locked out of the content.

Bad omen

Still don't understand why the NCState game matters for this. They are still showing an ACC game instead of ours. WTF.

Where's the beef?

Never let it be said that small numbers in front of team names (Clemson in this case) don't matter.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Clemson is not Be problem. It's the UNC/Miami game that is supposed to be on ABC. They bumped it to ESPNU and ours to app. Should've just put that game on app or NEWS.

We put the K in Kwality

For those who can't get the stream yet:

Kickoff for touchback. SU ball. SU get's a first. Second down at the 35.
3rd & 4.
SU TD. 7-0 SU.
Kickoff goes for a touchback.
Sacked on first. 3 yd loss.
Back to original line of scrimmage. 3rd.
WR screen goes for 5. 4th.
SU takes over on their own 20.
SU throws incomplete.
SU Draws for a 7 yard gain on a pushed pile.
1st down on a 5 yard pass.
Stream is back y'all have fun!

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It's working for us on WatchESPN, thankfully.

Don't worry, Syracuse just scored....

Okay got it to come up in the watchESPN app. Still 0-0, haven't missed too much.

LOL nvm made it just in time to see a 58yd TD by the Orange. NICE

Ouch.

Heather Dinich must be behind this

dinkleberg.jpeg

Damn was that mook

Ugh that was ugly.

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Found the game on ESPN App on my AppleTV. You have to search by Sports, then NCAA College Football, and scroll until you see our game listed.

At least Syracuse showed up for the first drives of the game today.

This is...not what I was expecting.

Why does the camera angle feel so off

I noticed that, too. It's throwing me off a bit o.O

This angle sux!

It feels lower than usual.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Game is in a basketball dome.

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Just a reminder everyone, since some of us will be delayed by a bit with everything that's happening:

Avoid leaving play-by-play, we're all watching.

... and who is downvoting me for quoting TKP Staff?

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Could be a fat finger. It's already gone, no reason to complain about a single downvote.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Apologies, I think you mean me. I was doing that for the group who couldn't find the game and have stopped once it went live on watch ESPN.

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Ah ok, no worries. I was honestly asking what the reasoning was, thanks for replying! Hadn't even considered that as being inferred.

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But we're not all watching...

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The guide promised me VT all week...and ESPN is screwing me

These 3rd own conversions are killing us

whats up, OT is over. Why aren't we on ESPNU yet

I think they just took us off, period

On now.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Ok, now I understand what people meant by weird camera angles. This is silly.

I like how the graphic said that we false-started twice.

And we're on defense.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Well...we did CAUSE them!

We put the K in Kwality

The echo from the announcer is freakin weird as well

ITS ON

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Thank you!

Man our inside run game is atrocious.

Is this a joke?

Edit: fixed on my Xbox!

Let's Go...

Good catch

PEOPLES

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Is it me or is this not...high def

My stream resolution sucks but are our helmets two tone, not tricolor?

Edit: Def tricolor, shitty stream quality.

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Tricolor.

Tricolor.

On another note, why does the Cuse D look decent suddenly?

Let's Go...

What are those playcalls

Loeffler celeb OC

Let's Go...

I was thinking the same thing. Run on 3rd & 11? Maybe coaches wanted to get 3 easy points to take some pressure of the offense until they settle down?

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I thought Loeffler coached at BC? Inside run on 3rd and 11?

VTMidge

I hate the Carrier Dome.
That is all.

Everyone relax -- gotta establish a run game to open up the passing game.

Ugh our offense line isn't winning against Syracuse's bad defense.

Thus far, unimpressed with the execution from the line.

Where is the yellow first down line? ESPN, get your shit together man!

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

It blends in with Syracuse's crappy-looking field and dreary 80's-era interior lighting.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

They'll probably still manage to have the stupid "Field Goal Range" line.

ESPN, get your shit together man!

Yeah. Like that'll ever happen. Fat-ass motherf*king chance.

I'm hoping Fuente was just being conservative on that play, so that we could get points on the board and settle down a bit

I hate the HVAC dome!

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

Which doesn't have AC!

We put the K in Kwality

Ugly start so far, defense and offense need to wake up.

No replays. Missing the ref calls. This coverage is worse than HS.

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It's an affront to the game that they play football in a place that looks like that.

And screw this Bball camera angle

Sure would like to watch this game.

Still trying to get ESPNU. In spite of the fact that I pay extra to COX for the ESPN package, that never seems to be there when I need it.

Every week, it's like I have to cross my fingers that I'll somehow get the game to show up on one of the myriad unmarked venues that might be available, since it won't be on the one in the Cox schedule.

Defense finally settling in, getting pressure.

Well defense is starting to play better, now let's get a td and take the lead.

Let's.....jet sweep to the short side

VTMidge

Gah what a friggin punt.

Let's Go...

Over-under when they show/talk about Beheim: 10:00 into 2nd q.

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How we feeling fellas?

A little uneasy but I think we'll work out the jitters.

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I miss Zaxby's commercials.

We put the K in Kwality

...that backstage pass segment made me WTF out loud. Good grief. These commentators are kind of awful.

I'm trying not to panic.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Nice ref helped Evans stand up

Marshawn Lynch is our RB. Cool.

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Did the offense practice this week? Bad Cuse D has Evans confused right now

Our game plan is weird. Just trying a bunch of random things. Doesn't seem to have a rhythm.

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So what happened on the first TD? Busted coverage?

Mook got beat in coverage out of the slot.

Looked like it. Receiver got behind Mook.

Sorry punt from Ludwig.

Here's a great idea.. let's have an ad after every play!

They had to make up for lost time, seeing as they didn't have it on the right network to start the game.

We look like we're sleepwalking

Let's Go...

Their secondary coverage should not be forcing us like this.

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

I feel like I'm watching one of our old mid 90s highlights. This place is so ugly.

Offensive line not impressive run or pass

Cuss QB looks shaken up.

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That's good. KEEP HITTING HIM! He will break.

Defense is clicking at least. I'm still nervous

Ricky Walker. Striaght out of Bethel

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

Hey, didn't he go to uh Bethel??

It's what I've heard. I should probably fact-check...

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

This one ref helping everyone stand up has me laughing.

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Stroman out here making people's shoes come off!!! hahahaha

Yeah Juice! Pound their asses!!!

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

Phrasing!

Edit: beat me to it!

Obvious clip !

Looks like we've settled in a bit...

The energy in this dome feels like what I imagine the heat death of the universe will be like.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

These announcers, OMFG. Illegal block on Diablo and Storman! Really, the returner! With the ball in his hands!!!!

We put the K in Kwality

Please leave it at the regular camera angle ESPN

Williams saved that one. phew

Got them pinned at the 10. Need some D!

Marshawn saved Evans from a sure pick there. Sheesh.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Let's go defense. Ugly fast first quarter.

F*k dammit we lucked outta that one. If we keep going drives without scoring...I mean the offense already looks like they don't wanna be there. Definitely don't look composed.

"High punt, looking to coffin corner". Caught at the 10 between the hashes. Idiot!

We put the K in Kwality

Honestly I hate hearing a team has a crappy defense because we never seem to play well against crappy defenses

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

Not enough beer for this game

VTMidge

Unc is up ten on Miami.

Won't matter if we don't get it together

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

So did ESPN lose the ability to replay a play?

Both teams are going too fast for replays.

Budget cuts, man. Do have any idea how much they cost? Dozens, I mean, dozens of dollars!

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Side note I love Red Hare Gangway IPA

VTMidge

Welp. God awful defense there

*again*

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Holy shit, how the f*k could you NOT see that!?

Maybe they have the view we do on the TV? Cause I couldn't see a thing!

We put the K in Kwality

This coverage and our defense blows. Defense is getting schooled. Offense needs to get going.

welp

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

This would be funny except it isn't....at all

VTMidge

Crap...we really need to get our shit together or we're going to loose. Cannot let them gain steam on O and pitty-pat on O.

We put the K in Kwality

I am stunned. Did we not prepare at all? These calls are ridiculous.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

A trick play?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Yes, but the secondary still lost coverage badly.

... because trick play. Basically, we got tricked.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Feels like our guys are flat after the UNC game and this is Cuse's bowl game

A new season...new hope

Tech beat one good team in terrible conditions. I would not say this is their bowl game. Still early in the season.

Wtf did they do all week? Seriously.

Our defense is lulz right now and our offense isn't helping them.

What is that announcer on?

Yea he's struggling to finish sentences

Let's Go...

This is why we can't have nice things.

Muting these announcers at the very least

I fucking hate playing ECU ...oh

Hopefully we score some points today.

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

Um..can we maybe hang a safety over?

"They got us field position and then the offense stuck it in." - Frank Beamer

Fuck I hate the orange dome. Nothing good ever happens there

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KCCO

Caught looking into the backfield.

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Everyone take a deep breath and relax! Syracuse gives up 500 yards a game. Our points will come.

This is not the end of the game. Lots and lots of time left.

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

A new season...new hope

I wonder if they will say that they had a bad week of practice again? Syracuse is making us look like a bunch of jokers.

Alright, lets see how we adjust to adversity. Lets go fellas. Tighten up. We can still do this

Yeah, let's not Battle at Bristol this...

This is why Big East era Hokies were dreading this place.

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Yes. I have never witnessed and easy win at the Carrier Dome for VT.

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

SERIOUSLY, THIS IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO HIGH DEF. LOOK AT THIS REPLAY!!!

Its no very fair that Syracuse got to start on time while our team had to wait until Clemson was done!

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That stings...because it's true!

We put the K in Kwality

They have GOT to score on this next possession.

Offense starting to work

Why can't our OL block?

We put the K in Kwality

Let's Go...

Fuck Emma Watson!

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

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

We are literally tripping over each other now. This game is over if they score again here

Bennet is singlehandedly stopping stopping our O.

That. Was. Horrible.

We put the K in Kwality

What the hell was that?

As soon as we audiabled we should've taken the delay and punted.

We put the K in Kwality

We look so bad.

These people
Are losing
Their minds

I probably would have sent Marshawn straight up the gut again, but what do I know?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I probably wouldn't have told the QB to stay behind the center until the ball was snapped.

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Don't give up on your dreams.

Edmunds just missed the qb

Evans needs to share the ball a little bit more. He appears to be taking on a little too much so far.

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

Clearly, we didn't come to play football today. Can't wait to hear about the "poor week of practice".

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LOL. Tripping over your own feet. Play/snap problems on 4th down. Syracuse is playing like the #17 team, we look like pure trash on both sides of the ball.

Is Bryan Steinspring the honorary OC for VT

A new season...new hope

Coaches better let these guys know they are getting embarrassed at the half

If we can get to the half still in the game

Let's Go...

This is embarrassing.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Guess Syracuse got the memo about the running QB thing...

Let's Go...

Good pressure there

We don't get our crap together quick, this could get ugly in a hurry.

What fucking team am I watching?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Great coverage by Edmunds on that play.

Need to open up our offense

VTMidge

What's this BS of calling time out and then practicing the kick? I saw it in the NC State/Clemson game too.

Fun fact: they announced the timeout on the practice FG as a "media timeout" inside the stadium. Us and the Cuse fans around us were confused and there was no explanation.

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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.

The scheming and planning for this game from the coaches matches the execution on the field....a mammoth, burning sh*thouse.

The 8s on the Syracuse jerseys look ridiculous

Let's Go...

I didn't start watching VT football till 2004 when I was 6 years old so I never got to see the Carrier Dome struggles firsthand, but there's just something about that place that isn't exciting.

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Our offensive and defensive performance?

Everyone in this thread needs to calm tf down.

This is an old rivalry game. Syracuse is going to come out fired up and they have a good offense. Foster and Fuente will get it all figured out. So stop trashing on a team less than halfway into a game after you were praising them as playoff darkhorses just 2 hours ago.

But, what if they don't?

Then everyone can freak out and blame anyone and everyone they want.

Great job by Alexander using the sideline to bracket the WR.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

These deep passes are killing us

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

Hopefully they don't review that play.

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

There's no way they overturn that

Whaaaaaat. That's crazy talk

Indisputable evidence?

On the stadium big board, there were two frames: his foot coming off the ground without possession, and control in the air out of bounds. If they were using the same video in the replay booth, there was no evidence to overturn.

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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.

This game is over

Agreed. From the coaches to the players, absolutely NOBODY did jack shit this week.

Seriously??

That was biggest crap overturned call I have ever seen!

We put the K in Kwality

I can think of a worse one...

That one wasn't overturned.

We put the K in Kwality

WOW. HOME COOKING

wow!

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

Wow we had better turn it up on both sides of the ball. We are allowing them to keep momentum

VTMidge

His foot is in the air when the ball gets in his hands, come on.

Let's Go...

Wow.

Those SD replay videos must be more conclusive than I thought.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I am not liking this. Somehow they are going to say that the indisputable (BLURRY!!!) evidence is good enough to prove a catch?!?

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

What a crock of shit, the ball moved and I am not sure his right foot was down.

One of the announcers sounds drunk or tippsy... FUCK THESE REFS

A new season...new hope

Danny Coale caught that ball.

This reminds me of the ECU game last year

Ball was never in control until he was laying on his back 8 yards out of bounds

Yeah I don't think you can overturn that. LOL fuck everything about this game. Syracuse about to go up 3-21.

How can you overturn that??

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Alright. Time to settle down and grind back into the game.

Even if the foot was in the video showed he didn't maintain the ball through the catch. Definitely home cooking

Develop good habits or fall into bad ones - you chose.

This is a joke right?

Let's Go...

Did someone let Ron Cherry into the replay booth?

I just said the same thing to my wife. She thought it was a porn name though so not funny.

VTMidge

Doesn't matter that the ball wasn't w/in 10 yards of the receiver. Pass interference.

I swear they changed the definition of possession on these sideling throws just to mean that it touches the receivers hands.

Take it back

A new season...new hope

Come on tech, get it together. Great goal line defense.

Wipe your chins ref, you got semen all over your face

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I can only stand "VAH TECH" so many times.

Hey, the other coach makes stupid calls, too!

We put the K in Kwality

hahahaha

VTMidge

Thank God Babers playcalling at the 1 is idiotic.

THIS IS WHY BIG LINEBACKERS AND LINEMEN MATTER, PEOPLE

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

whew.

Hopefully they dont overturn that and it fires up the offense

Where's the beef?

Big ups to the defense on that one. Huge stop.

If these announcers are calling you out for bod play calling....

We put the K in Kwality

That's the play we needed for the team to get hype.

These people
Are losing
Their minds

Tech better man up and stop them.

My heart is beating out of my chest

Let's Go...

same

Yes. Great job defense. Now take the momentum!

SU stinks; however, they are winning big. Hopefully our team can turn it around. . . . Glad to to see a big stop.

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

GOAL LINE STAND!!!!

Wyatt needs to strap on his jock and Grade someone

We put the K in Kwality

F you Syracuse. Eat a dildo. with your butt

I'm sorry. This is funny.

We put the K in Kwality

lol, c'mon man..what are you like 12?

Good stand defense. Offense needs to actually do something against this weak ass Syracuse defense. Stop being pathetic.

Bucky better be exhausted after this game. He's a huge mismatch. And they're blackening Ford.

We put the K in Kwality

How was that not interference on second down. Long ball to people's?

Big catch!

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

We have a huge WR (TE Hodges) and they have a bad secondary.....why aren't we exploiting this?

VTMidge

Steven Peoples on go routes? Well, ok. Just don't overthrow him.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

He had a step.

We put the K in Kwality

Why is Peoples our deep threat tho

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Why is Peoples and Deablo so involved in the longer pass plays today?

Let's Go...

I think they've been blanketing Ford

GIVE THE BALL TO MARSHAWN UNTIL THE GAME ENDS

Gotta catch that ball cam.

Evans has some happy feet out there, what is going on

Happy feet=sad offense

We have too many third and longs.

We need a consistent run game

Quick hitting off tackle is working. We keep trying to run up the middle or slow-developing outside run.

We put the K in Kwality

Our middle runs are sh!t

We put the K in Kwality

Angie conte is a terrible player.

We need points on this possession. They are out scheming is on defense. Defense is tightening up some.

Has McMillan gotten a handoff yet?

Let's Go...

3 or 4 and he has looked slow.

Nope.

Is play action not working for us? Seems like Syarcus is loading the box on running downs

A new season...new hope

Syracuse is really dialed into our weak spots, but Ford is having a helluva half.

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Coaches, fans, and the media can talk about a game being a trap game all day but it's still up to the players to have their heads in the right place. Still lots of time to get things right though.

Using /s is for cowards.

Welp I guess we can't even run block against Syracuse lol.

Yes. It's natural for a receiver to be falling down.

We put the K in Kwality

Well at least we're winning time of possession. DUCKS

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We can't buy a pass interference in this game. He tackled Ford before the ball got there.

Guess PI isnt called on the defender covering Ford

A new season...new hope

So they call PI on us in the endzone but they can fucking tackle our receivers?

This half is flying by.

Oh so that WASN'T PI?

okay.

How was that not PI?

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

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU NOT THROW A FLAG ON THAT SHIT

Nigel's jersey was being pulled over his back. Yeah, that's not a hold.

We put the K in Kwality

Will the real VT please show up?

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

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

yep, just gotta make some adjustments at the half. I'm still holding out

But what if we don't?

Awful ACC refs not helping

Did anyone in here actually put money on VT covering at -19?

Yeah, these refs are in favor of the other guys

HOW did he just run for 7 yards when we had him surrounded?

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

Syracuse coaches punking VT hard

Sorry to say this, but defense needs to get vicious and start hitting people hard. Start making Syracuse nervous to touch the ball.

Seriously feels like ECU of years past.

Bud is getting clowned today

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We're gonna need Bud's D to get a timely turnover or something on special teams. This is just nonsense.

Let's Go...

Feels like prior years ecu.

Tech is getting schooled.

What the hell happened to our defense? No pressure and ridiculously soft coverage.

That's what they do 2 X a year

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

Who thinks is because of UNC game more than looking ahead to Miami?

VTMidge

Their qb is playing very good football. Elusive and throwing darts.

Agreed. His accuracy has been perfect, often on the run.

Using /s is for cowards.

Our d line is not getting pressure, and that is killing us...

We are getting fucking worked.

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

By a bad team that just lost to fucking wake.

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Alright, we need to make some adjustments at the half

Leave it up to 'cuse fans to boo an injured player. Classy.

It's not just Bud and the defense that looks like a bunch of jokers, offense is pathetic too. Syracuse is giving up 36 points per game, we are on pace for like 7.

The way our D is playing, I doubt we'll score two safeties =).

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

We need to stop letting their QB dance around. This is ridiculous.

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

This isn't the same team I've seen the past few weeks. I hope we can make like UT and make a miraculous comeback to get the W. This game plan was awful. Hopefully they can make some adjustments during halftime.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

If Bud cant make a massive adjustment this game is already over

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Syracuse fans booing our injured player... Classy

Edit: I'm already drinking

The way this is going we really need north Carolina to kill Miami.

I'm done. Gonna watch Unc at Miami for awhile

Fitting username then

Syracuse QB having the game of his life, and outside the goal line stand, our secondary is getting worked.

Given up 315 yards to this point...

They're just moving the ball at will now. Even with a working offense we'd be in a shootout at best.

Just feels like the game is over already. I'm not sure what switch we flip up to stop stepping all over our own dicks and start rattling off TDs...

This is all revolving around losing contain on the QB. So many plays have gone from sack to QB run because he ends up with a lane.

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Syracuse is averaging 467 total yards per game and they are fixing to put up 600+. I don't think VT had a bad week of practice, there is no way they even practiced at all.

Our guys just can't feel confident on this crappy carpet of a field.

Click here to destroy wall.

we playing Flat as F!

Welp. We broke their QB, apparently.

hope the kid is ok

I hate that an injury to their QB could be what keeps us in this one.

OH F*K YES, ITS A HIT!!! Finally, something went RIGHT.

You're such an ass. Stop hoping for 20 year old kids to get hurt.

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I'm not rooting for someone to be hurt but if Dungey isn't able to come back in this game I'm ok with that.

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

He is a great player. I hope this isn't serious.

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

Don't like to see guys get hurt.

How is that not intentional grounding?

A new season...new hope

I hope that Dungey is okay and has a great game against BC next week.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Half the time dungey has thrown the ball away it hasn't made it back to the line. Don't mean to be hurtful, but I am glad he might be done for the day.

Man I really hate that. That kid is playing lights out.

Using /s is for cowards.

Big hits are good.

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

We have to score before the half

Whew, that's a blessing. Come on, offense, get us some points before halftime.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

OK, maybe the tide will turn here. Score before half then score on the first possession of the 2nd half to retake the lead.

Let's Go...

Well if it comes down to a last second fg from Cuse i feel pretty confident.

Where's the beef?

He had no shot at making that... but we can still call it a blocked kick, right?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Hope he's okay.

We put the K in Kwality

Why do they keep rushing long field goals. Must have consulted with Mike London on saving time outs.

Geez is Time Cop a coach for Cuse now?

A new season...new hope

We need to throw more to CJ.

We put the K in Kwality

That's twice we have held them to no points. It could be 28-3 now. Do something now!

The crowd is dejected, lets seize the momentum.

EDIT - HE PULLED A DANNY COALE THERE!

"The air has come out of the Carrier Dome." Did it take him all week to come up with that one?

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

Holy

Let's Go...

Well he runs around every play so I was hoping for a forced fumble or 3, not an injury tho

Danny Coale made a catch?

A new season...new hope

. . . again.

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

I've about had it with Rogers up the gut

HE PULLED A LOGAN!!

4th and Jared?

We put the K in Kwality

What the hell was that call??? Fuck!!!!!!!

Where's the beef?

WHAAAAT IS HAPPENING. o.O

Unfucking believable. I would love to at least get the fucking call from the refs and the broadcast

What was the penalty?

What the living F* was that penalty for?

We put the K in Kwality

What the hell was that flag?

VTMidge

LOL what is up with this announcer and "Marshal Street"?

Just like Logan Thomas

A new season...new hope

What the he'll was the penalty, this is crap coverage.

Dafuq happened there?

What the fuck is wrong with these refs

A new season...new hope

What was the penalty

Holding, apparently.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Fucking refs

Fuck these refs... This is some horseshit today

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Anybody know what that call was on Conte?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Seriously fuck these undisciplined penalties killing TDs. I don't even know what to say, that's fucking pathetic.

Edit: Against Tennessee it was first downs. We've upgraded to killing touchdowns. Nice.

Didn't see a single hold on that play...

El. Psy. Kongroo.

The replay didn't show anything close to a hold

Sorry, but these refs are horrible, unless I totally missed something. Either way, we need to step it up and score some touchdowns.

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

Wtf refs. This game...

I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I just don't feel that we are going to win this game. I hope I'm wrong.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

I agree. We aren't getting any of the breaks and they are moving at will.

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

It certainly feels that way at the moment. Despite how horribly we've played this game is not out of reach by any means if Bud can adjust and Fuente can light a can of whoop ass under this team.

Ok, thats the second time I've heard the PA say "Vinny Mitowa".

It's okay Joey, the fact that you even HAVE to make the field goals against this pathetic defense says a TON about your coaches and team mates.

I think I'd be more informed about what's going on in this game if I stuck two carrots in my ears.

Apparently it was a flag for doing his job correctly.

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That was some bullshit. This isn't looking good. Absolutely nothing going right for us today.

Refs are consistently giving us bad spots and calling phantom penalties.

Holding call was about as questionable as the "gentle caress of the hand" PI from ECU last year.

What the hell is this backstage pass crap? Jebus ESPN you guys suck

VTMidge

Officials pregame meeting.... "be sure to fuck Virginia Tech". Terrible officiating today.

Where's the beef?

I don't want to blame refs, but seriously. What was up with that PI in the endzone and then Syracuse gets to tackle our receiver before the ball gets there? The overturned call on the sideline? The phantom hold calling back the TD?

I also hate complaining/blaming refs as well, but this is pretty ridiculous.

Where's the beef?

the refs aren't why we're losing.

Correct. However, they are the reason we don't have 7 additional points.

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

Without a doubt.

Wait, what?

Seriously. If we're going to laugh at UNC fans for complaining about the weather, we need to take our medicine even if the refs make some bad calls.

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Carrier Dome mojo is too real.

Leonard. Duh.

What a fucking dump of a facility...the ref turns his mic on and the stadium announcer comes through?

I hate everything about this game today. Every last bit.

It IS all about the refs.

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

I've chalked this one up as a loss, and will just hope to be surprised.

Same. This one feels worse than UT.

This must be the room where the referees were bribed

If I see another video of Slye making a 60 yard field goal in practice, I'm going to be pissed.

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Man, that should've been an INT

Great. We just gave them extra time to score.

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

Giving up as much yardage in this half as most games.

That shoulda been a pick f*cking 6 and instead it's a first down

Let's Go...

They forgot to review holding and PIs at that meeting

It's just not in the cards today. They might score before the half here.

Carrier Dome sucks. Game plan sucks. O line sucks. Refs sucks. It happens (to us all the time...)

Defense needs to man up and start crushing people. Hit them hard, make them second guess even touching the ball. Offense needs to pony up.

Miami getting blown the f out though

It's hard to do anything when the refs are blind

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

The solution is to play enough better that it takes the refs out of play.

Wait, what?

F*KING THANK YOU!!!

I don't normally believe in conspiracy theories but something is going on with these officials.

Semper Fi

F*k dammit he's back! Offense and staff get an F for the entire 1st half. I agree with AZHokie. Game over. Wtf does it take to eradicate this mindset from our program!? We had to deal with it while Beamer is here, we're dealing with right now! As long as this mindset exists, we will be nothing.

What in the world is going on?!?!?!

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

LOL, how is his side steps juking the hell out of our rushing linebackers? Dungey breaking ankles and shit.

Heroball. D is trying to make the play vs keep their assignment. How times has he rolled out when we have pressure (breaking contain)?

We put the K in Kwality

I feel like this kid Dungey is just standing there waiting to be blindsided on every pass play

Let's Go...

Why would you do anything differently if the defense is struggling to get to you. Their all freshmen offensive line is making our "elite" defensive line look C-league at best. Such a joke.

Career long FG, sure why not

And of COURSE he drills that one...

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I'm def not watching the talking heads during this half time...

At least they gave us time to sub in. This first half was a disaster!

What else can go wrong . . . ?

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

A lot. We're lucky to be hanging this close. Bad, bad things can still happen.

We put the K in Kwality

Wow this first half has been terrible...

A new season...new hope

It should be tied 10-10 right now

After that Tennessee debacle I'm not sure what to expect after halftime gents. Hope they start playing like we've seen the past month

Not loving it but I think we are fortunate to be down only 14...

Y'all are some of the worst fair weather fans I've seen. We are down by only two touchdowns. Calm tf down and let the coaching staff do their job. Not a great first half, but we get the ball to start the 2nd and we all know that we'll get it figured out. We will get the points that we know we're capable of getting.

I've never actually been in a thread that is so awful towards the Hokies.

Saying the team is playing god awful is not fair weather

When people are bailing on the game before the 1st half even ends? That's pretty fair weather

Two whole people. You should make an effort to reel in the thread and get everyone walking the correct path.

You're going to get that, no matter the fanbase. Some of us still believe man. For the most part, we're still in.

I'm not bailing on the game but I've seen this movie before, and the ending sucks.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

Really people? With the downvotes? I agree with Hokie20 completely. It's a 2 score game and Bud makes half time adjustments better than anyone. I'm not calling a win but come on people.

Using /s is for cowards.

I'm not being snarky here, but I'm not that impressed by our supposed all-world DC _needing_ to make a halftime adjustment in the fucking first place. Of course, the only person doing an equally bad job today is his counterpart on offense... it sure as hell looks like another "bad week of practice" and that's fucking inexcusable.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

Fair enough

Using /s is for cowards.

It's all good. Our team can't get out of its own way and we're all frustrated. And just when things seem to be going in the right direction suddenly, we go and get an XP blocked, then throw a pick in this the endzone... so aggravating because this team IS better than this.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

Um, don't know if you noticed, but they're bad on offense. And defense. And special teams.

This team seems to have a real front-runner mentality.

To steal from Bragghokie earlier in this thread:

Never seen the animated gif of this, just the static ones. Good post!

My 2020 Season/Covid19 Challenge: only comment with Marvel memes.

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

Everyone is a fan. They can what they want. Stay. Leave. Complain. Cheer. Doesn't matter. There no awards or points for best fans. Also people venting in the internet doesn't make you fair weather.

We put the K in Kwality

Alright that's enough for me. See you guys next week. Godspeed

Someone needs to light a few fires under our asses during half time. This is not a good look.

Trap game. I never like it when Tech is favored by that much. Syracuse coach and refs discussing tactics.

There hasn't been a single penalty against syracuse except for false starts. What kinda horseshit refs are these.

Ref: Lemme throw a flag on this kickoff. Just in case this guy from VT runs it back.

All you need to do to beat an elite defensive line is start freshman offensive lineman after 3 of your 5 starters go out with an injury.

3 Points. 3 damn points. Ugh. Make some adjustments Fuente!

I still want to see the replay on the Conte "hold" that negated the TD...they just moved right on and never spoke of it again.

Some things are best called in secret.

I can only be so upset. This team needed to be humbled and this was an oppurtune time. There is still a lot of football to be played.

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

I don't think the team needs to be humbled by the refs and losing. That is the job of the coaches. Who apparently spotted the ball on game prep for this week.

I think CJF misunderstood and decided to wear Beamer's coaching jacket today.

What a pathetic lack of effort by everyone except Carrol on this team today.

Ugh.

We'll see what this team is made of here in the 2nd half

Let's Go...

One of the worst Ds we will face this year. And we have 3 points! We're making them look like the 85 Bears.

We put the K in Kwality

A new season...new hope

I fucking wish!

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

Well I'm glad we got that crappy half of football over with...

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

Doing the Hokie Cookie. That is the team I remember.

Not a good look for buds d.

They are just not near the receivers. Offense is back to calling plays that don't make sense.

Gobble Gobble!

Clemson got lucky today, we better get it together after the half!

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

This team has yet to show balls when they are down. Today's second half is a good opportunity.

"I play real sports, not trying to be the best at exercising..." - KP

Alright we get the ball to start the second half. Let's get a TD. I don't care how many bullshit flags they throw, let's fucking win.

Our luck Syracuse will recover an onside kick.

That commentator giggling when he says our defense is being outplayed by Syracuse's...

this is true, except for that beautiful goal line stand.

The goal-line stand was great. I feel like we just started figuring things out before half.

I'm hoping the locker room is quiet and focused now; we took way too long to figure them out.

That was helped by five straight passing plays.

Boy, this VT team reminds me of last year.

Hopefully, this year's team shows up in the second half.

Oh, and it sure would be nice if they called Pass Interference when they mug Isaiah Ford.

Can definitely come back and win this game. However I don't know how their young inexperienced defense is holding us to 3. We've been around the 30 twice and have come away with nothing both times. Our third ranked defense is getting straight schooled for whatever reason. How is their young OL handling our DL??

They are catching everything and we aren't getting any breaks. I hope JF asked what the flag on the TD was for.

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

We had our opportunities to at least put points on the board and offensive just just decided to suck . Im officially worried about our run offense

this sums up my emotions right now...

via GIPHY

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

This would be the 3rd biggest upset of the year, going strictly by point spread.

South Alabama (+28.5) over Miss State
Eastern Washington (+27.5) over Washington State
Syracuse (+22.5) over Virginia Tech

Hopefully we can come back though!

WHERE IS T-MAC? Just like last year he seems to be absent until the coaches finally say OK we'll give him a shot and then he rips a bunch of 8 yarders off. I love Rogers and Juice but where is our #1 RB?

Let's Go...

He's too effing slow. Have you not seen? He's not hitting the whole or breaking away from tackles. Speed is absent from him. So far, Marshawn Williams has been the mos consistent.

He started and was completely ineffective.

Our offense stunk in the first half and still got over 200 yards. Let's play well in the second half and get an additional 500.

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

Wow some of y'all are horrible fans.

Well, then that makes you a horrible fan fan. =) j/k

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

No, just tired of playing down to an opponent's level, so simply frustrated. This team seemed to be different, but the 1st half was what we saw when Stiney and Lefty were OC.

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

I genuinely hope this team comes out firing and punches Syracuse in the mouth. This team needs to fight and win. Then they need to believe in the 1-0 every week philosophy. They've been saying it all week, but it's obvious that no one practiced it. Take this scare and use it to right the ship.

The flying monkeys are attacking. Did we rewind a year? I don't think Bud can get a handle on this QB.

What was the penalty that called back Evans' TD.

Listen, talk pancakes all you want. We can't run the ball! WE CAN'T RUN THE BALL AT ALL! YOU HAVE TO RUN
IT SOME!!!!!
Ok lets start the 2nd half with a TD! Throw it every down if we have to.

Joebue you are letting us down. Still can't hit the curveball!

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

Just so everyone can try and calm down, we were down 20-0 TO DUKE in 2011 and won 41-20.

We are down by just two touchdowns. We get the ball to start the 2nd quarter. Relax and enjoy what Fuente and Foster cook up

I'll calm down when I see some points going on the board for VT, and fewer going on the board for Syracuse.

We're getting outfoxed on defense. Really just 2 big plays (and a 3rd that shouldn't have counted, and led to no points) but the DBs have looked VERY human

We're getting really outfoxed by this zebra crew. Some utterly ridiculous calls.

But really, this offense needs to figure it the fuck out. We should be GASHING this defense.

This half of football is the one where we find out what kind of team this is. LET'S. GO.

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

I AM VERY STRESSED OUT, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I SAID I WAS WORRIED ABOUT.

I hope Fuente is tearing them a new one in the locker room right now.

Using /s is for cowards.

I had hoped that playing down to lesser opponents was just a Beamer thing. Apparently, it's a Hokie thing.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I think it's an every team thing.

I see a lot of games like that.

We gave an ESPNU effort that half.

I've switched Hokie attire, ...I'd suggest you all do the same.

Ditto

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

OK. I'm in.

Just did!

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

Both lines are playing like poop, games are won in the trenches.

"Win or lose we'll greet you with a glad returning!"

Come on fam. There's still another half to play. It is my hope that we get back in this game.

When we moved to the ACC, we luckily left Syracuse behind (good riddance cuz I hated us playing in the Carrier Dome). As much as I hate playing ECU, Pitt, and Miami, any win against Syracuse, especially in that fucking Carrier Dome, is good enough no matter how perfect or sloppy we play. Just get out of there with a win. I can't believe I'm saying that again about the Carrier Dome...

Let's Go

HOKIES

This is why we can't have nice things.

We put the K in Kwality

Venting in a thread when the team we all love is playing poorly doesn't make anyone a bad fan. Stop with that.