VT Gridiron Classic

Living in Guam has its pluses and minuses (a lot more minuses than pluses) but I did get a chance to watch the 2002 VT vs BC game today on ESPN Classic while eating my lunch at work. This got me thinking about what game I would choose to play on ESPN as a Gridiron Classic for VT. I personally would choose the following as my Gridiron Classic games:

1999 VT at WVU - Shane Graham is da man
2002 LSU at VT - F U Nick Saban
2003 TAMU at VT - Hurricane!!
2004 WVU at VT - Vinnie Fuller with the scoop and score
2008 VT at Nebraska - Bo Pellenni losing his mind on the sideline
2010 VT vs FSU - ACCCG in all manner of precipitation
2011 daU at VT - "this crowd is losing their mind!"
2014 VT at anOSU - F U Urban Meyer
2015 VT vs Tulsa - CFB's last game and what a shootout!
2016 VT at ND - Win in South Bend
2018 UVA at VT - OT win for 15 straight!

Those are just mine, what does everyone else have in their Classic games log?

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2006 Clemson
2009 Miami

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1999 Clemson
2000 WVU

Any of those games you listed would've been better options to broadcast than the 02 BC game, what is Classic doing

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.

I dunno man. Yesterday I took my son out to breakfast and ESPN U was showing UVa vs Miami from last year ugh.

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None of the other games listed included BC though, and we're playing them opening weekend.

Better than forcing us to relive the first matchup with them from 2007....

meh I'd rather see the 82yd run game from 2000

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.

2011 da U was on last night. A few things stood out to me. 1) Phillip Dorsett pass to Lamar Miller for a TD in the 4Q was incomplete. Sideline view clearly showed the ball hitting the ground. ACC replay officials are incompetent, just like PAC 12. 2) As good as our D was, Miller still had 16 carries for 166 yds (10.4 ypc) with most of that in the 2nd half. (12/146/12.2 ypc)

A few others that i would consider... I'm not sure how I feel about almost all of these coming on the road.

2004 @GT
2004 @Miami
2006 Louisville (Gator Bowl)
2007 @Clemson
2007 F$U
2010 @ NC State
2016 @Pitt

Leg for 2010 @ NC State. An absolutely fantastic game that turned our season around. It was essentially Tyrod vs. Russell Wilson to determine the ACC Player of the Year.

The play calling on Smith's second TD grab was beautiful

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

Not only was this a great game, but watching these highlights reminds me of how much I loved seeing Darren Evans play for us.

I have always thought that Evans has underappreciated by the fans. He was sandwiched in our running back history and did not have star power of Wilson or Williams but he was an important player for us. If we had someone with his skills on our team in any of the last few seasons, I believe our record would be much better.

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He certainly was critical - unfortunate timing (for him) to be the featured back and the injury diminished what could have been a one hell of a career for VT and significantly boosted his draft status.

But the real MVP of that game was Jayron Hosley. 4 INTs.

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

Damn, this is one of those games that I look at and think "Huh, do I remember that game?"

Then I watch it and all of sudden I'm back in Fox Ridge at my buddy's apartment screaming my face off remembering Hosley's interceptions, Wilson's kickoff TD (though I think that's in the the power hour and I just never put it together), and everything else about this game.

What a weird (but welcome) blast from the past!

i'm good with all those, also the win at Texas A&m but not necessarily a Classic

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Hell yeah that's classic, the only OOC game RC Slocum lost at home.

Not sure if they have lost an OOC game at home since either.

Clemson last year

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1995 UVA - greatest comeback
1995 Texas - Sugar Bowl win
1999 Syracuse - 1998 revenge blowout on national tv and gamedays first trip to bburg
1999 Boston College - perfect regular season and a great vick game
2004 Miami - first ACC championship
2010 Miami - secured the coastal
2017 WVU - Fun game to watch and down to the wire.

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Nobody talks about the 2010 Miami game but that's a great pick.

I don't know if it would be considered a classic.... but spotting Arkansas 24 points in the Belk Bowl during the 1st half and then pitching a shutout and scoring 35 in the 2nd half is always fun.

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Not really a classic, but an inspired comment (and game).

2003 Miami @ Virginia Tech

-Loudest I've ever experienced Lane
-Dropped fake field goal
-D Hall strip-6 on Rascoe Parrish
-Sack nation
-Kevin Jones bulldozing white shirts
-Most iconic televised Tech TV entrance before ESPN/ABC had all the fancy camera stuff

I still have this up in my room and have since 2003:

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

2018 @FSU - simply because we've never won there before (at least not since the start of Bowden's tenure)

Also doesn't make the list of classics I need to see again, but I sure enjoyed being there.

Well I'm old so I'll go with the first game I ever attended...

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

I went to this game with my Dad as an elementary school kid - I believe the newspaper article in the Roanoke Times said "how sweet it is!!"

I vividly remember a couple of UVA students sitting next to us wearing sweater vests and talking about something in some book - NOT football. They asked my Dad to scoot over out of his season tickets so they could let their friend stand with them and talk.

My dad looked right at both of them and said "NO CHANCE and why are you here if you don't want to watch the game? I'm tired of hearing about your lameass book.." - their response was crickets with shocked faces. This was totally out of character for my Dad, but pure awesome.

Still one of my favorite childhood memories and in my mind the beginning of LOLUVA

This is awesome...1990 was my freshman year and I sure as fuck dont remember a guy named "ZBAN" on the team...who is this mystery man? Thanks for the link...I remember a shirt from that year that said:

UVA #1 in the country (this was x'ed out when GT beat them)
UVA #1 in the ACC (see above)
UVA #1 in Virginia (this was x'ed out when we whooped them....with Will Furrer at QB)
UVA #1 in Charlottesville? (It's the question mark that always made me laugh)

good times!

Tommy Zban - backup quarterback, now a doctor in N. Carolina

My dad proposed to my mom this game via airplane and banner. I wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for that game.

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ESPN Classic is currently showing the 2002 Virginia Tech-Miami shootout. I believe there were 100+ points put up in that game?

Yes! Dick Johnson had a career game in that tussle...shit show from our end for the most part

I'll take 70's porn star names for 35 bucks, Alex.

2005 WVU was a really good win for us. WVU went 11-1 that season, and it was the beginning of the Pat White-Steve Slaton era. Those guys rarely lost, and we beat them by 3 scores that day 34-17. Plus, Marcus Vick flipping off the WVU fans en route to probably his best game in a Virginia Tech jersey is a classic moment.

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One of the most underrated victories in Tech football history:

Went into Morgantown, beat the shit out of them, took the Black Diamond Trophy, then said we're not playing you for the next 12 years, have fun in the Big Least. WVU was the team I hated the most growing up.

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