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

The Hokies look to carry momentum into the offseason with a Belk Bowl victory over Kentucky.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. [Mark Umansky]

Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4, 5-3 ACC) vs Kentucky Wildcats (7-5, 3-5 SEC)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST
Where: Charlotte, North Carolina | Bank of America Stadium (75,412)
Watch/Listen: ESPN / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Virginia Tech -3
Weather: 53Β°F, Sunny
Series: Kentucky holds an 11-6-2 advantage in the all-time series, although the last matchup came back in 1987, Frank Beamer's first year as the head Hokie.
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Go Hokies!

Sadly I will miss the game today - funeral for an uncle at noon.

Someone needs to keep track of time of possession for me.

I got you HOAT.

And sorry to hear about your uncle, man.

Let's go!!!!!

Hokies!!!!!!

I was gifted bourbon and moonshine (Cape Charles Distillery, apple, tastes great!) by my boss and coworkers. It's just about 8 am. What should I start with first?

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Yes

Is there a bad time to enjoy a gift of bourbon and moonshine? Go Hokies!

Not "what" but "when'"

This answer is:

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I'm not sure what they call Bourbon and Moonshine mixed together...

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

Death?

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

A fun time?

Brian Renne

Delicious.

We put the K in Kwality

LET'S GO!

HOKIES!

HOOO-KIIIEEESSS

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Why didn't I ask for a half day off??

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I didn't ask. I'm "working from home".

Virginian by Birth, Hokie by Choice

I haven't been to work since 12/17 (we shut down over Christmas and I took a little extra time).

I'm having a hard time remembering what day of the week it is.

At first, I read 12/17 to mean Dec 2017, and I'm thinking β€” a little extra time.....yeah, like 2 years extra! LOL

Now, I get it - Dec 17. Ha!

Virginian by Birth, Hokie by Choice

It's game daaaaay!!!

Brian Renne

It's Hokie-day, the best day of any week!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I worked from home too!

And I went to the game.

You need the "don't ask, just take" attitude

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Skin the cats fam

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

Apparently, there was some trask talk at Charlotte Motor Speedway between teams.

Trash talk?

Hopefully, this doesn't give Bowden extra motivation. I hope the good guys hold him to his lowest output of the season, but I have the sinking feeling that he is going to shred our defense like Bryce Perkins on steroids.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Meh.

Time to queue up Enter Sandman for 80 times in a row πŸ˜‚

My lips are moving but there's no sound
Someday somebody's gonna get run down

First key to the game: Hoping HH (tweaked his knee 2 days ago) gets through warmups and feels good enough to play. Will be eyeing that one from the field for sure.

Let's GOOOOOOO

HOKIES!

HOKIES!

So, if QP has to start we will see <10 total passes from both teams./s

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Talking trash before the game and

HH tweaked his knee 2 days ago

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I really wish I could up vote this more than once.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Kyle Tucker is a name from the past.

Per Bitter a minute ago, HH looks fine

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Having to work today when I've never lived closer to Charlotte. Real life jobs stink.

That won't stop me from watching the game on my phone while I'm "working."

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

can't call in sick or "work from home" ?

Let's Go Hokies!! (Turn the sound on)
https://i.imgur.com/KKaeUAF.mp4

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Anyone know the list of players sitting out? Im sure there are a few due to either the draft or injuries.

If any players for us don't play, it's due to injury. Farley probably won't play but he already announced that he's coming back, and it appears that Waller might be injured as well.

Not sure about the Kentucky side.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

247 reporting Waller and Farley aren't even warming up ...and they're saying Waller was suspended?

That's wrong... it's just an injury

Hokie Club member since 2017

Yeah that's what I thought

This is going to be fun.

Can someone do a solid and post the picture? Can't see it AW.

Doubt we get through the first quarter without a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on both sides.

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

I understand some dumb stuff was said on social media between the two teams but why is this even a thing. These two teams have basically no history and this game means nothing in the grand scheme of things and won't be remembered in six months. I am a little surprised at how much this is being blown up by some of the beat writers and the animosity on the field already.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

I am a little surprised at how much this is being blown up by some of the beat writers

I know, right? When would you ever expect sports journalists to focus on useless details to add a little spice to an otherwise insignificant sporting event? /s

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

I get that and I don't mind a little spice being thrown onto this game but with the way this has all happened you would think we were playing West Virginia or something.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

Because the powers that be are trying to get eyeballs on the game. Sort of like how E$ECPN had Steve Levy and Brian Griese sucking Perkin's schlong all game last night.

This games means everything. Every game means everything! Recruits will remember it, other teams will remember it, and the players will remember it which will carry over to next year. If it doesn't mean anything why even play it.

SandbridgeHokieFan

It's a bowl game between an 8-4 and 7-5 team. Let's not make it out to be a playoff or NC game here. Bowl games like this are a chance for schools to play each other, get some swag and get some additional practice time in. Animosity like this in a bowl game like this between two schools with little history just isn't warranted.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

We werent the ones playing in it though.

Was that coaches beefing?

At least they'll be playing with a fire inside

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

247 reporting Bowden walked up to Cunningham and swung on him in pregames.

Bowden now has a police escort.

Bowden better watch out or we will put the VT water girl on him.

Wait he threw a punch at one of our guys? He's still gonna play??

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

It was outside the 1 hour window that officials could eject him

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

I feel like that's a stupid precedent (maybe because it favors our opponent today), but if there's film of a guy throwing a punch at a guy on the other team, and he is clearly identifiable, they should be sitting in the locker room for that game.

A lot of what I'm seeing is that a VT player swung on Bowden

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Oh boy

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Haven't seen any of that. ESPN showed Bowden punching Cunningham.

Just did a search for "Lynn Bowden" on Twitter or google "Lynn Bowden punch"... probably a bunch of KY folks being the victim then.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Picture of Bowden's fist connecting with Cunningham's jaw.

Photo credit: hokies123 on VTScoop.com.

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

Can you eject people before the game??? That's some Marcus Vick crap.

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

Whelp, I hope they have their big boy pants on. If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk. Don't get bitched by a team willing to go harder than you are.

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

Jermaine Waller out due to injury today. Same for Farley

Hokie Club member since 2017

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

We dun goof'd. Have a feeling kentucky is going to murder us.

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Kind of starting to get that feeling.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

What is this chick wearing? Uber professional

whit babcock getting some TV time. Put that foot down Whit!

Hokie Club member since 2017

Unreal that Bowden can do all that and still be playing today

Fuck Bowden, but anyone know what song was playing when they showed his stats?

Hazelton with alligator arms

Hokie Club member since 2017

bailed out there

TJ Jackson starting... did we know this?

Looks like we get bailed out of a horrible first series with a penalty.

What the hell is this game plan?!

Hooker looking rough passing to start

0-4 to start

Boy we've looked terrible throwing so far. One drop and three bad passes

I already hate Kentucky as much or more than the rest of the SEC. And I have only watched them for about 187 seconds...

How about a couple easy throws to start if we're gonna come out slinging.

My feed looks about vhs quality through vue. Going to switch to yttv on break. Anyone else having issues?

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

mine also looks terrible on youtube tv

same

It's bad in DirecTV as well. Watched the Gator game last night on the same channel and it had a beautiful picture, now I feel like I'm watching someone play Techmo Bowl. Anyone know why the quality varies so much from game to game?

DirecTv here too. I was starting to worry about why my vision seems so blurry.

"Tajh Boyd over the middle . . . and it's caught for an interception! Michael Cole, lying flat on his back, ARE YOU KIDDING???"

Awful on Cox. Looks like I'm watching a recording from a flip phone or something

We getting bailed out so far big time

Hooker looks bad

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

What is going on?!

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

Wrf is up with this play calling

Is it just me or is the camera work poor?

"I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it." -Dr. Mantis Toboggan

Looks like I'm watching a recording from a flip phone the video quality is so bad

Truck is pumping out 240p

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

how did King hold onto that!?!?!?

Payoff from Fuente pushing ball security.

/ kind a s

That was the most obvious play call ever, sheesh. Nearly got King beheaded

Sounds like a big Kentucky crowd

"Tyrod did it, Mikey!"

Media is on the Kentucky side. Crowd 50/50 according to the radio guys

Hokie Club member since 2017

tre turner having a bad bad game so far

Hokie Club member since 2017

Hooker just does not look comfortable throwing right now.

He's thrown at least 3 lame duck balls with no spiral

Hokie Club member since 2017

Garbage...

Edit: meant to post above. The feed is garbage. Definitely flip phone quality on some cameras.

The offense looks like it's still in Blacksburg...

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

how badly is hooker hurt?

Hopefully it's that and he will let the adrenaline seep into his arm

Hokie Club member since 2017

#25 powers activate

While the jet sweeps aren't really working right now we can gas their linemen making run sideline to sideline. And what a kick!

JOHNSON!

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

25 MAGIC JUST HAPPENED

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

3 free points early. Hopefully the defense plays better than the O just did. That was pathetic

Holy shit...

25 with the 3

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

Awful first possession. Clutch kick though

What is Johnson taking? HH needs to get going!

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

Offense looked terrible, but 30 free yards and the best FG kick I've seen from a VT kicker this decade later and we have 3 points. I'll take it.

Tech not looking prepared at all. Hope the defense is ready to play better than the offense.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

Boy, the entire offense looks terribly rusty right now...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Liked the aggressiveness to push the ball down the field early, but Hooker looks very unsettled right now throwing from the pocket. Other than that, very bleh first drive.

Can someone answer for me how a kid can throw and land a punch on an opposing player and still be playing??

Is coronavirus over yet?

Someone said it was because it didn't happen within an hour of the start of the game so he couldn't be ejected.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

So since it was outside of the jurisdiction of the game, should be charged with assault and battery.

This is such a strange rule to me.

Lucky to get 3 on that drive. Corny with the predictable calls and poor execution.

I am the #1 Corny hater but the passing on early downs I liked... hooker just doesn't look 100%

Hokie Club member since 2017

Not good Bob

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

we're getting bailed out hard

Yep, and we look ridiculously undisciplined so far. Too much jawing.

Abusive language?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Whatever he said the ref reacted physically very quickly

Dumbass move by Chatman...I just don't like anything I'm seeing from our guys so far

Agree. They don't look prepared or present...at all.

lmfao "Abusive Language" gets you a foul but literally punching a guy in the face is OK because of the time of day it happened

Language?! Are we in elementary school? Homeboi threw a punch in the pregame and we got flagged for language?

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

I think it was to the official based on the way the flag was thrown.

We about to get owned .....they are too big and too fast. We look lethargic

chatman can't wait to say it at any time besides right in a refs face?

Hokie Club member since 2017

What in the world belmar

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Watching this garbage broadcast with this garbage announcers against this garbage team and VT playing like garbage makes me sad and wish this season was just over already

Yeah, me too...Just garbage all around. I don't have any optimism for this game, so far.

Where is the hold on the edge?! Even with this shitty quality I can see the jersey pull!

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

I don't know if I can watch this shit!

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

We look awful today... this gonna be ugly quick

Is coronavirus over yet?

WTH are out corners?

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

Credit to the refs for being consistent and not taking shit

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

So they're just gonna run up the middle at will all game huh. Every time they run up the middle it looks like the fucking Red Sea parted

We're getting physically dominated on both sides

There's the old break but don't bend. Geez.

I guess Kentucky's WRs can mug on the edges all day and it's fine...

Counted 3 holds on the edges so far.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

I noticed that too. Maybe the refs don't want to throw a flag on every play?

Hokie Club member since 2017

Why aren't the refs calling holding?! This is ridiculous!

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

A little surprised Bowden didn't get called for the taunting there

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Exhibit A as to why this soft ass defense shouldn't be talking shit to ANYONE

We'll need at least a +2 turnover margin to win this game. And considering they never pass, I don't see it happening.

Well fuck me sideways...

Sheesh... this is gonna be Pitt/GT 2018

Is coronavirus over yet?

I didn't get enough alcohol for that kind of game

Gobble Till You Wobble

I do not like that young man.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

VT is getting beat by one guy setting the tone and literally punching them in the mouth

It's not just me right? They've been holding on almost every play.

That's just football man. Unless it's blatant and around the ball, it usually doesn't get called.

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

Its actually looked pretty obvious to me as well.

Is coronavirus over yet?

It has been blatant and has caused huge running lanes to open up.

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

How wasn't that taunting on Bowden's TD? NFL players were getting fined this season for similar stuff.

He used polite language

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Textbook taunting. Should have been called at the 1-yard line and taken back 15 yards from there.

We put the K in Kwality

Do we not have the personnel to run the Bear front (or double eagle)?

Is coronavirus over yet?

Defense is going to get gashed and it's going to take CornFu an entire half to get something going on offense. We need to be able to score to win this game, period.

Give the defense a couple series. We have 25 years of evidence that Bud can adjust on the fly.

That was a weird drive. I foresee us getting some stops here moving forward.

Yup, we are getting bullied. They are getting penalized for it, but the net result is negative for us. Hopefully our boys can strike back quick to maybe silence some of this mess.

Why is our team so unprepared for so many bowl games?

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Radio guys saying Hooker was throwing practice passes that entire Kentucky drive... very unusual

Hokie Club member since 2017

there we go RunDMC!!!!

I am here in Charlotte and let me give you the field view. Kentucky is kicking our ass on the field. Running over our guys and stomping them physically

You aren't seeing the holds

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

There we fucking go!!!

So, Bowden punches a VT player before the game, and literally taunts a defender going into the end zone and doesn't get called for anything...yet a CB says something and gets called for Abusive Language?

Nice run up the middle by Clease and pass to Mitchell... but our defense is already tired after that long last drive so we go hurry up?

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

If it scores points it may work itself out in the end.

___

-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.

It worked, leg.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

McClease!!!

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

LETS FUCKING GOOOOOO!!!! THATS HOW YOU RESPOND!!!!!!

Great response by the offense

Great body control by Hazelton.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Good answer!

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

Corny's coffee finally kicked in

We needed that.

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

Great response, but the big improvement there was execution. Play calls weren't awful first drive.

Agreed. That throw over the middle was pretty.

Yep, Keene needs to get to his blocks better. Solid job this drive

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

He should just hold. They're not calling it.

We put the K in Kwality

I have watch tonight so I was going to get some sleep. Making it hard to "just watch a little bit".

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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.

Let's see if that offensive drive sparks a fire in the defense. Was the reason Jarrod Hewitt jumping around on that td run legitimately a false start?

Either way he should stay ready to play regardless

True, but was there really a false start that wasn't called?

Ashby with the stone cold stunner!!!!

Damon Hazleton = Wed Zone Wizard!

We put the K in Kwality

Good series. We had that play covered up without the fumble.

Ashby likely saved a big play on the first run but they couldn't manage much of anything after that.

god damn Grimsley fair catch plz

God Damn

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

He was smiling on the sideline after... I'd be dead

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

He started shadow boxing after he got up from the hit

Hokie Club member since 2017

I'll count that as an almost turnover, as it ends the drive

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

Bad pitch was forced by our defender.

Grimsley has to call a fair catch... hope he's okay

Sorry but I have not been a fan of Grimsley's PR play this season

Eyeroll at grims...Shouldn't be returning punts at alll.

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

That'll show em

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Belk Bowl must be loving this matchup. Damn.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

DMC is on fire today.

Hooker: "I'll just stand here a few seconds and see if they bought it..."

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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.

I love to see McClease having a big game in what is likely his last.

Could the Kentucky DTs be any bigger? good lord

Hokie Club member since 2017

Why the refusal to throw a fade in the RedZone?

Is coronavirus over yet?

STEP ON THE GAS PEDAL!!! WHAT A DAMN CATCH

SPECIAL DELIVERY TO KEENE

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

RAMBO

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

Rambo

I'm so happy Rambo is back next year. Awesome

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

BICEP CATCH BRO

Their big boys are getting tired. If we can get off the field quickly again we have a chance To go up big.

Damn what a catch!

Really impressed with this increased execution.

Bowl practices were something that I felt would really benefit a mid year starter like Hooker.

Weird flex, but ok

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

After starting 0-4, HH is 6-6 with 2 TDs
(6-10 total)

In a position to dictate the pace...just can't do anything stupid

Hooker has made two great throws into two really tight spots. Looking sharp after that rough start.

Is coronavirus over yet?

How is that not unsportsmanlike conduct?!

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

Bowden's an ass but he is so damn good

Their QB seems to be a terd

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

He said his bowl week was "ruined" by the altercation

Hokie Club member since 2017

And another almost turnover to kill the drive

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

Need to get a TD here

Time to step on their necks and score on this drive

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

Wear. Them. Down.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Not like that Bro.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

oh come on a run on 3rd and long!?!?!?

Corny is gunna corn.

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

No sense risking a turnover on a forced throw

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

Hewitt... I like him.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

They are about to drain the clock and score a TD. They get the ball coming out after half.

This drive is HUGE

Hey, didja know that Bowden was a receiver to start the year?! I had no idea!

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

No idea!! Is he even versatile?

He may just be one of the most versatile players in the country, dontchaknow?

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

KY offense good at abusing that line between low key holding and blatant holding

Hokie Club member since 2017

This is horseshit...such a good chance to put the pedal down that last drive and we didn't do it...

welcome to Corntown

Oh I have been living here a while. The taxes are high and the public services leave a lot to be desired. Definitely looking to relocate as soon as possible.

That's cuz all the all the corn public service $ go to kissing Fuente's behind

Hokie Club member since 2017

Just me, or does our entire D just look slow today?

Virginian by Birth, Hokie by Choice

Their QB is not a natural thrower. That does not mean he can't hurt us, but I think we can control the damage.
Go Hokies!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I'd love the team to force a turnover right now.

we better not try to run out the clock we better try to score here

You know thats exactly what we are going to do

Is coronavirus over yet?

Welp....

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

And here comes our conservative ass offense with 2 timeouts still

Time for some big play Tre.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

The more I see, the more I do not like this Lynn Bowden guy. Seems like the kind of guy who's a jerk but people let it slide because he has talent.

I think the Kentucky coaching staff should've done something to reprimand him for punching an opponent and then shoving a member of his own staff.

But because he's their only chance to win, he gets a pass

lol did Beth Mowins really just essentially ask the question 'Where does Lynn Bowden stack up against guys like Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, etc."

Lol this is a joke. 53 seconds, two timeouts, we give them the ball to start the second and we go into a shell.

Hey man, playing conservative when up by a small lead is how you win games, right?! /s

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

And a kicker who hit from 54 yards already today. Along with that, O goes into a shell last series and gives KY the ability to score.

This is the shit with the way the offense is handled that I hate.

That should have been the first down play on the last drive!

Hokie Club member since 2017

We are going to have limited possessions in this game, I hate these conservative calls

Edit: Welp...

Is coronavirus over yet?

No reason to run the clock here. Unbelievable.

The offense just seems so aimless at least one quarter a game.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Conrelsen sucks. We could be getting so much more out of our offensive talent.

I agree. Im personally starting to hate our offense. Starting to get predictable and stale. We don't really attack a defense and just throw out the same old bag of tricks until something works.

Surprise surprise, we do jack at the end of the half

Ok, so I have the CBS app for score alerts. Is anyone else's app showing weird wrong scores for this game or is it just me?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Wow... Hooker really isn't seeing the field very well yet. I guess thats why the conservative play calls.

Is coronavirus over yet?

I have to be at work watching this crap?

It's frustrating to say the least

Good god this is awful...

Hooker has got to learn to throw it away...

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

Hazelton was open and Hooker missed him.

We get the ball to start the 3rd correct? Let go! We got a shot!

Edit:this moonshine hits

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Nope

Kentucky gets it

No they do

Man y'all like to complain a lot

That's what message boards are for. I'd be cheering my lungs out of my throat if I was at the game.

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I love when we waste the first thirty seconds then don't have enough time to score after we get a few first downs

And go into the half with 2 unused timeouts

Seriously. Wtf was up with the clock management.

I just imagine Fuente and Corn debating what they want to do the first thirty seconds, then deciding yeah ok let's try to do this, then just don't have enough time.

We get 5 possessions tops in the 2nd half. What the fuck, you have 2 timeouts, run the offense and get some points there. That's some Mike London level dumbassery

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Yeah why the hell weren't we aggressive on that first down, I'd have been happier if we had thrown it downfield on every down and went 0-3 instead of that.

Corn probably thinks the players didn't execute for Mike London

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Our drive that started around 5:30 left in the half was unforgivable. Three straight predictable runs, three and out, give them the ball back with ~4:00 left. Horrible decision making. Horrible play calling. These guys want to jaw and push and shove, but don't stay aggressive when it matters.

Corn calls some good plays but then goes away from it. It's like he mixes things up just to mix things up rather than paying attention to what is working

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He evidently doesn't understand how to watch film after-the-fact, why would be expect him to be able to dissect what the other team is doing live?

I like spotting them good field position to start the half

Yikes, bad omen to start the half

Jamie Newman just entered the transfer portal...

Y'all remember when I said free agency will benefit the big dogs way more than the smaller teams... watch this dude transfer to Georgia..

Murray's gone...

Edit: glad I'm wrong

Conner

That's gonna be targeting.......and it is total shit

He's gonna be gone

He's going to be ejected because Bowden lowered his head...

Man, these refs blow dogs for quarters!

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Not a defenseless player and not with the crown of the helmet. Not targeting.

Is coronavirus over yet?

whew

Does it matter if the offensive player initiates helmet to helmet contact? If not, that is bullshit...

It's supposed to now. However, refs are still the adjudicators.

It should and does. Refs don't call it tho. Blatant offensive targeting there

What????

Conner hit him from the side. Bowden wasn't initiating anything.

Bowden clearly dropped his head and lead with his helmet. Clear as day.

Holy hell. Common sense from the refs.

Wow. The correct call?

Yes

Is coronavirus over yet?

how the hell did that happen? I thought he was stopped

I love Bud but I'll be glad if our new D-coordinator teaches the defense how to tackle.

Is coronavirus over yet?

It really comes down to how physical you want to get in practice... maybe DHam will be more aggressive

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Ugh. This is awful. I feel bad for Bud. Tough draw to get this QB in his last game.

Arm tackles. Effective as always.

Settle for a 3. I'll take it.

Moral victory

We put the K in Kwality

Holding to a FG is a win after the big run on 3rd down.

So glad they attempted to throw it.

That's why not having either of our starting corners hasn't hurt us too bad

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Be nice if the O can do something now.

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

McClease is the MAN! [Edited for spelling.}

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McClease having a huge game is awesome!

RUN DMC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FANTASTIC blocking by the OL there!!

Is coronavirus over yet?

I don't think I've seen a play call where they pull the OL away from the running lane before. Super sneaky play call. Love it

Alright so that was good drive, props to Corny. Why is this offense so off and on it seems?

Also, wouldn't mind if McClease came back.

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If the D can figure their shit out then the Offense can win this game

Now we need a stop.

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

I don't know what this song is on the commercial breaks, but it needs to stop. I don't want your fucking love you random singer!

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Holy shit. I could've scored with that gaping hole. Giggity.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Okay now I feel even more like that penultimate drive in the half was bad play calling. If Corn isn't seeing the off tackle down block on the big slow D line working and abuse it we have a problem.

Edit: I see coach Kill on the sideline and I KNOW he is diagnosing this stuff

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"He can take a punch"

Yeah ... he can also dish them out too

He can throw one too.

Ashby with another stunner!!! So glad he folded that punk.

Clean hit too, can't be remotely considered dirty. Love it

I might have missed it but who is coaching DL this game? Any thoughts on whether Charlie's absence has impacted performance?

Ugh..

These refs fucking suck.

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Terrible call

What the hell man...

Absolutely unacceptable to commit DPI on a QB that shows no throwing ability

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He didn't. Awful call

I agree it was an awful call but still... so aggravating in a 3rd and long where I might as well be the passer

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Dude just slipped! These refs need to be fired. They've been shit all day.

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

Total bullshit

I'm glad the ref ran over and helped Bowden up.

I really do no like this qb

Jesus fucking Christ this team sucks

I figured it out. The one ref looks like Pat Nardouche. Explains everything...

FUCKING HOW SWAY

Score one for the refs.

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Come on D, make that bullshit call not matter. Stop them here.

Bullshit PI call leads to a TD.

Kind of knew that was coming. Although our super shitty tackling attempts did not help at all.

Hope the ref's feel great about that. Fuck them.

another terrible PI call that negates a turnover and then the other team scores. God I feel like I have seen this before... Notre Dame.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

Why the fuck aren't they calling the blocks in the back or holding?! This is a fucking travesty!

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

What the hell...shouldn't have even got to this point with that BS PI call.

Fuck this shit...total gift touchdown. Fuck that zebra. Horseshit call...

I'm still fucking pissed this guy is even playing after the BS he pulled pre game

That PI took away all our momentum

"Tyrod did it, Mikey!"

UVA 1st half flashback there...ugh

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This defense has no clue how to handle this guy. Garbage

Dax come on.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Are we spying #1?

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Horrible call by Bud there

Great call by Bud, terrible execution by his players

More poor angles, more arm tackling...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Once again, a WR holding the DB downfield.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

These refs are legit keeping KY in this game.

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

You could say the same for Tech with the early penalties on UK

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You mean the indisputable hands to the face calls?

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

Complete fucking bullshit that referees in this sport can single handedly fuck a game. That pass interference call was horse shit

As the ref picks up Bowden off the ground he whispers "you're in good hands"

Great now I lost my voice yelling at the tv

The refs strike again.

Bowden got away with a punch and a pick, lucky guy.

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Why blitz on that play? You know he is gonna run

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The story of VT defense for as long as I can remember is the defensive front getting too far up field and ceding wide open running lanes for the opposing QB.

Hopefully Hamilton changes this.

Beth Mowen has a voice like nails on a goddamn chalkboard

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and the outfit of someone who got a $10 gift card to Belk for Christmas

These are the lower tier announcers we get until we regain prominence.

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Reminds me of Pam Ward.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

What's worse is, she fucks.

I wish someone would knock that dumb ass mfer's teeth in. Shouldn't even be playing after the pre-game fuckery...

So I guess the refs were punishing Chatman with another PI after his offensive language earlier in the game...

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Woo girl near the field mic is annoying as fuck

Really would like to see our D get stout and do Bud proud by smacking down #1.

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Are you kidding me? This dumbass announcer thinks shithead is a first round talent. Give me a break. So much SEC bias...

No bias. She's just an idiot.

Have you heard the bud love fest? Safe to say they're neutral at best lol.

Except Bud is retiring and this is his last game. Of course they're going to talk him up.

Eh, yeah. Some of what I said is hyperbole. But aside from that, first round draft talent?

I mean the kid is really fucking good. I don't think he'll go first round but certainly 2nd or 3rd to a team looking to an offensive weapon. I hate his ass today but would love for my Packers to have a weapon like that on offense

Yeah he is good. But is he "first round talent expected to be just as good against NFL talent where everyone is fast as hell" good? Perhaps my temporary hatred is impacting my viewpoint.

These refs are from the Big12; they don't know what offensive penalties are.

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Take that MF'ers !!!

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Oh so *NOW* we go ultra aggressive?

Launched! Let's go!

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Whoa! Make-up call?

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Lowered his head... head or neck area... launch

Check, check, check

Not defenseless, not the crown of the helmet... Not targeting.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Also no malice... it's my understanding that factors in as well

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That shouldn't be targeting. These refs are horrendous

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At least they are just proving to be horrible rather than just biased

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I was hoping for another "language foul" . The hit was nice, but that was definitely taunting

Ballsy call on 4th and 8.

Targeting is super hard to call, but it does look like he launched head down, which would be targeting. Looked like a good hit at first, but the review doesn't look great for the defender.

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

I love our guys but IMHO that was not targeting.

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Eh I'll take the gift penalty and the ejection would help. But thats a good tackle to me

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This is going to be an interesting call. Closer to targeting than our call.

wait I stepped away for a sec, wasn't it 4th down ? did we go for it?

Man this guy really does not want it to be targeting

Ok that is targeting

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That doesn't feel like the intent of the targeting rule

Beth says "down here, around the chest area" and "was that a thrust". Whatcha y'all doing in the booth?

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Right call again.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Right call imho

Her voice asking "is there a thrust" is the thing of nightmares...

Bad execution on that pass

May not have technically been targeting. That's just not safe for either player though...

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

What's not safe? Tackling?

Is coronavirus over yet?

leading with your head....

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

Terrible fucking playcalling. An edge rush to the short side of the field with no fucking blockers

That play hasn't work most of the day too

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Those are the calls that are head shaking calls to me. Total waste of a down.

Since "targeting" now encompasses everything from going for the head or neck to launching helmet-first, I think the definition has been muddled.

Call hits to the head "targeting," and since "spearing" already exists in the rulebook, dust that term off and use it.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Not sure of the exact wording of spearing but they might need to change up the wording so that it reflects what they want to penalize.

Per Wikipedia (FWIW), they changed the term "spearing" to "targeting with the helmet or crown." It's the same penalty with a new name.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Tre.........he had a similar drop vs UVA

Tre with the drop... damn

I hate settling for field goals

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Me too. Because it leads to fucking losing...

Can't blame Corny on that. Tre has got to catch that.

Brian Johnson must have had a good Christmas.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Two huge incompletions there at the end of this drive. Hope we can stop them from scoring.

Three rather than seven. That's going to come back on us later.

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Absolutely. Almost always does.

Didn't like the HH keeper, but other than that, you can't complain about Corny there. Guys were open on all three incompletions that drive

Agree that drops are on the players, but that wasted play is what leaves you with one less down to work with. That's the worst kind of unforced error, IMO.

Seems even when we have their QB cornered behind the LOS he still gets 4-6 yards. Tentative pursuit and tackling.

I feel like our defense is really going to start getting gassed...really hope I'm wrong. Need a turnover very, very badly.

Please let my comment have jinxed us into this fumble. That literally happened 5 seconds after I clicked post.

You should request turnovers more often.

man we cannot stop them on third down to save our lives. damn.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

5-9 on 3rd and 1-1 on 4th

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Funny when announcers try to outsmart each other.

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These announcers are awful. Slobbing that UK knob.

LET'S GOOOOOOOO

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Poor camera angles may help us here

There is an angle that shows it, this crew is just blind.

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is there not a better angle?

This game brought to us by: 1990 camera technology

I hope not

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

Beth: "who gets on it?" Is there a line?

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The best angle actually shows it out .....we will still get screwed

If that fumble stands it'll help make up for that garbage PI call and negated INT

"Tyrod did it, Mikey!"

we just need to score here to negate the long TD run

Get off the field #10

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Hewitt's arm raking across the ball. It's coming loose before he hits the ground. It's a fumble. Wouldn't be surprised to see it overturned though...just because

Hell yeah! Hewitt!

Probably not a fumble but the lack of a camera angle helps us.

McClease is having a damn game.

If this is his last game as a Hokie he's leaving us something to remember

Remind my of some end of season jc coleman

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Amazing how the off tackle down block keeps working... Does Corn notice?

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Off tackle 1st down for big dick McClease

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Alright our last 15 minutes of Bud. Everybody blast sandman really quick and get pumped.

I have a feeling that wasn't a fumble, but thank God for the low quality ESPN camera work.

No one:

Beth: the last 15 minutes of the bud foster era.

Did I do that right?

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Offense needs to be aggressive here. We may not stop the Ky offense again.

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

I've said it before, Deshawn McClease is having JC Coleman senior season and bowl game. Low key offensive MVP this season

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Literally just said the same thing. Cheers

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McClease has really shown up today.

Come on Hokies, one quarter left to honor Bud.

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Pound that rock...HARD!

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Another off tackle with the counter blocks. That play has literally worked all season

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that designed qb run to the outside hasn't worked all game, why are going back to it ?

Well it *did* work once

Trying to wear their big lineman down?

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They can stop the QB sweep anytime! Now!

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

*alien guy meme* Cornelsen

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WTF CORN STOP CALLING THE HH STRETCH

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Don't settle for another field goal!

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Yeah they can stop with that run play.

I hate that HH keeper in the RZ. Why the hell is Corny still calling it? It's literally the only complaint I've had about his playcalling today

No need to defeat ourselves. Better play calling must prevail!

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Hooker could've made it with less jukin and jivin.

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It's his MO. Drives me nuts sometimes

No field fail!!!!

Edit: that FG will be the end of us.

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

classic Cornball

Hey another field goal. Stop waisting a down with the fing qb sweep.

Exactly!!! Every play call matters now.

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Not only did we waste the down we lost just enough yards for HH to be short on 3rd down.

D has to step up again

I have a bad feeling about settling for these FG's. Go up and down the field at ease then have a brain fart inside the red zone.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

The QB sweeps are just wasted downs. We did the same thing last time we were deep and had to settle for 3. Did the same here. These are points left on the field which have bitten us many times the last couple seasons. Sometimes need to dissect a little to see where improvement is needed. This is where Corn sucks.

We need touchdowns

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Time to go down by one on a busted assignment or missed tackle

We still haven't seen a fade in the RZ yet.

Is coronavirus over yet?

1st TD was close to that.

Good ankle tackle - Bowden would still be running.

Not sure if I've ever seen a player get helped up by the refs more than Bowden

Yes!!!

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Budball!!!

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Nice D and a pick on the arm punt.

Guess Bowden's draft stock just took a hit.

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Great INT. When are the refs going to call holding? Rhetorical BTW...

I believe my earlier comment about it might as well be me as the passer still stands

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Anyone else notice us helping their guys up after plays every so often now?

I like that everything has gotten back to football.

Also, BRION MURRAY?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Bowden just seems supremely unlikeable. Throws an ugly INT and then barks at his receiver

Gotta make those clutch catches.

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JFC

Why does corn fake the off tackle counter when it was only run once and went for 12 yards? STOP BEING FANCY AND RUN WHAT WORKS CORN JESUS

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Alligator arms again. Hazelton

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Wasted turnover

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Back to wasting possessions...

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God damn this offense.

HH off a bit today

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

Nope, hazelton stopped his route. Perfect throw

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That was a perfect throw. Hazelton has to not slow up.

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What is going on with the WR's today. These play calls are fine the WR's have 7 drops. But Hooker has thrown some not pretty balls too.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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If we lose it will be because of all these drops. What is that, the fifth drop today? Come on guys...

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

And the 2 bad calls by the refs.

I swear this is some bullshit offensive performance when it is needed most...

Hazelton is a head scratcher

Is coronavirus over yet?

Our receivers dropping passes all game long has killed us. There's been 3 separate instances where Hooker delivers a very catchable pass on a crucial down and the receiver fails to do his job

Even field goal there would have been huge.

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

I don't know everything about the wide receiver position, but I'm throwing that slant to Robinson ever single time.

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We have 100 percent chance of fucking this up

Cannot afford high speed three and outs.

That's 6 if Hazelton gets that

The play calling is getting the team into 3rd and manageable....just drops and missed blocks

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Another hold

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

That's five dropped passes today. Yeah they have not been the most accurate or HH has too much heat on it, but they still need to be caught.

C'mon, smash Bowden in the mouth! You know it's going to be all about him.

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Techs gonna lose this game if they don't get more aggressive offensively

UVA receivers seem to be ble to catch the ball when it hits them in the hands.

Gonna score a TD with little time left

Yep. Good call...

If we don't get a stop or give up a big play you might be right.

My heart is in my throat. Please don't let this be a repeat

Yes we CAN fuck this!

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

Kensucky is going to take all 5 minutes to score a TD here. Our two last possessions will prove to have been awful

Is coronavirus over yet?

Can't shake the feeling we will lose this game by 1 point.

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

I felt the same when we settled for field goals, that dreaded 1 pt difference.

UK go down and score. Up one with less than a minute, just like ND. We should have 38 right now, this shouldn't even be a concern.

offense needs to show up here.

No idea why they don't run on 3rd down

Huge stop on 3rd down. Need a stop here.

That didn't happen

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

Letting them hang around....

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Oh boy... not again.

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Yep it's happening

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

not liking the look if this drive by KY

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Late in the fourth. 4th and long. Quarterback had completed less than 30 passes ALL SEASON. And of course we give up a completion to extend their drive when stopping them might have ensured victory...

They're going to score a TD and leave us with no time on the clock, aren't they?

Welcome to Hokie Nation! Where we kill your hopes and dreams slowly and surely

People can talk about our WR drops all they want but we had the off tackle down block or counter giving us 10 yards all day and Corn didn't use it once in our last drive.

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Duh! They were expecting that. /s

Should never of come to this at 1 min!

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

Bowden... what a teammate. NOT!

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Good thing we can convert those timeouts from the first half plus our unused timeouts this half into 3 points, right?

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Come on DEFENSE stop them!

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Ugh, not again.

There better be zero coverage in the secondary

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I swear their QB is the biggest cry baby.

We are clearly playing in hopes they run out of time, which against a run only team isn't the worst idea... but I'm nervous.

CAN WE STOP THEM HERE PLEASE

Unfortunately this is the legacy of late-era Bud Foster. Can't get a needed stop at the end of a game. This would make the 3rd time this year alone.

Honestly, the D did enough to win. They obviously could have done more, there is always something left out there on the field. However, there were too many drops by the WRs today. I'm sure there were way more good than bad playcalls, but the boneheaded calls stand out .

Left the reddit thread to spend the last minute of the decade with my family, I love you all!

Here's to Virginia tech football!

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Everybody in the house knows Bowden is running it on fourth and 1 and still can't stop him.

Fuck this shit. I am so tired of losing or nearly losing to teams we have no business not beating by two scores...

Ughhhhhhhh

Classic.

LOL OH MAN

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Lol as I said before. This team sucks. Fire cornelson.

Fuck this shit!

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No idea why this reply went here. I agree with this post

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Of fucking course

This was a must win game. What a joke.

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Lol at a meaningless low tier bowl game being "must win"

The continued perception of VT being at best a mediocre program is perpetuated by us losing these lower tier bowl games. At some point they need to win them consistently. If not, VT continues to look like a C level program, so yea, it's must win in my eyes.

After this BS loss are you excited about the offseason and next year? I sure as hell am not. Fuente needs to clearly win all that he can. A win would have taken a bit of the sting out of the UVA loss. Instead, the fanbase is left more frustrated and apathetic.

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Every game we play can be called a "must win" if we use the thought process that a win would have been better than a loss.

I dont disagree that a win would have helped shape a positive perception of the program heading into the long and dreaded offseason, but to me a "must win" game is factoring into some kind of championship or other actual achievement, not just it would be better to win. It is ALWAYS better to win.

Not so much a "must win" as a "would have been nice to win". Hopefully, the team learns from that loss. What was up with the fighting with Kentucky? They talked a good game, but performing was more important. Performance is measured by results.

Beat Penn State and UVA next year. Much more important.

Coaches completely blew this game. Unbelievable.

What?

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53 seconds in the first half with timeouts. 2 timeouts but don't use one to review a incomplete pass that could effectively end the game.

Thanks for everything you've done Bud, but it's time.

This is bullshit. I swear...

Corny can leave now.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Yep. Does this game still not mean anything. They played not to lose and they lost. Coaching lossed this game.

SandbridgeHokieFan

Huh? Cornelsen isn't the one who botched a wide open slant on the last drive.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

classic

Chatman got toasted.

And there you have it! I've been doing this too long! F/:; it. I just knew it.

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

This fuckin team. If I thought I was unexcited about VT football after last season...oh man

Fuente
Cornelson
And Bud all blew it

None passing QB wins game with pass. Lol. Perfect ending to yet another head scratcher game and season.

Fire EVERYONE!!!

Lol classic. If anybody didn't see that coming idk what to tell you. Absolutely sickening

That piece of trash QB should've been benched the entire game for assault pre game

And there it is

Wow. The one play in which we might miss Farley or Waller, and it comes this late in the game.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

What a clusterfuck of a game. Total team loss.

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

What a fucking choke job

Sad. See everyone in 6 months. What a waste.

Someone start a damn thread about how our coaches fucked this up please

VTMidge

Cornelson is a gutless hack.

He should not be back next year.

An anonymous message board poster calling someone a gutless hack is rich. He called a perfect play and Hooker and Hazelton blew a 7 yard slant that likely would've won the game.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

He totally should have caught all those passes to keep the drives going

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

This next off season could last a decade and I don't know that I'd be excited for the next season yet...

We can put our Orange and Maroon glasses on and talk about all the talent we have coming back, but this team and these coaches leave a lot to be desired. We play to the level of our competition and make too many dumb mistakes.

Thanks Fuente for being conservative and kicking that last fg when they cant stop us

I think everyone in maroon knew what was going to happen as soon as we opted for the FG

After the pick we had our chance and blew it

We were battling the refs and KU. (and some bad play calling).

With how Kentucky's D was able to control the boundaries, a reverse would have shaken things up nicely, but never called.

Just like ND. This is why I stopped being passionate about this team. I watch if I'm home, but I stopped changing my plans just to watch. Pure shit. I'm now just a passive fan, thanks to the predictable failing of this program.