All Time LPD Performances

My wife and I were talking over the weekend about going back and re-watching some of the classic LPD performances of years past in honor of Bud's final season. Thought we'd round out the list by sending it to the forum. I know people have mentioned favorites in several of the other threads but figured a list specifically of best LPD games isn't the worst thing.

2006 Clemson is one that always come to mind for me.

So what are your favorite LPD games people of TKP?

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Off the dome:

2003 Miami
2005 Louisville
2006 Wake Forest
2006 Clemson
2007 Clemson
2009 Miami
2009 Tennessee
2011 38-0 bro
2012 GT
2013 GT
2014 Ohio State

Honestly though, like 80% of the 2000's were classic LPD games.

Outside of the outstanding defensive play, Brandon Ore played like a maniac that night.

2005 Georgia Tech. Gameday was there and we won 51-7.
1999 Clemson. Corey Moore went off.

Gobble Till You Wobble


In all seriousness, Clemson, GT, Miami are all the ones I would mention. Ohio St has to be in there too.


-Miami 2009
-The final drive of 2017 Pitt
-All the HooBoo shutouts
-Wake 2014 /s

Born in Charlottesville, Reborn in Blacksburg

End of the 2017 Pitt game-goal line stand for four straight plays. (and yes they gave up the long play to set that up, but didn't give up on the chase and caught him on the one yard line.

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

I was just going to post the same thing.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

My wife and I's seats are on that goal line in the west stands. Let me tell you on that 3rd down throw to Stroman's side of the endzone when he had to sprint out to cover... I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

Always Jumping even from hours away.

Michigan Sugar Bowl- masterpiece defensively... Too bad a team with David Wilson, etc. on it had trouble gaining 3 yards all night.

Completely forgot about this one, likely as it was one of the more miserable VT fan experiences, but you're absolutely right.

Denard Robinson's stats on the night:

9 for 21 117 yards 2 TD/1 int

13 rushes for 13 yards

We held Michigan to 184 yards of offense. You should never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever lose a game where you hold a team under 200 yards of offense. We've done it more than once.

David running backwards on whatever-and-goal was pretty much all I can remember from the offense that night. Except for the catch of course.

Also Justin Myer putting forth an heroic effort after all the guys in front of him on the depth chart failed to stay out of trouble.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

1st drive - always sticks with me.

In all seriousness, this is a great call out DC as Denard has some amazing performances that year and LPD showed out.

The problem with the offense was two fold really. Sustaining drives (seemed like we went 3 and out or had a long drive) and sticking the damn ball into the endzone. We made field goals of 37 yards, 43 yards, 36 yards, and 25 yards. Score a TD on one of those drives and we win the game.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

The Michigan Sugar Bowl
2005 GT (and most of the 2005 season)
2008 Orange Bowl
2014 OSU

Were the first games that came to mind without really digging

Forgot about the 2008 OB as well. Pretty sure we gave up a TD on their first drive, Bud made adjustments, absolutely nothing after that.

You're right, and Cincy had a high powered offense that season. Scored on their first drive and did nothing after. I remember Tony Pike being quoted after the game to the effect of how the looks he was seeing from the secondary were nothing like anything he'd seen all season. He threw 4 picks iirc.

2003 Miami was a defensive bloodbath. They came in as one of the best teams in the nation, and Bud absolutely massacred them that night.

1999 Clemson is an underrated one for this list as well. Corey Moore had himself a night that game.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

2006 Clemson and 2009 Miami hold special places in my heart. The week before, Clemson had a primetime game and they kept on beating the "Thunder & Lightening" drum to death with CJ Spiller and James Davis (it was Davis, right?) and they came up the road and might as well have not gotten off the bus. The 2009 Miami game, the media had already crowned Jacory Harris the Heisman winner and once again, might as well have not gotten off the bus. Demolished both games from start to finish.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

I'm sad that we never got to see Jacory in his pink suit at the Heisman ceremony, like he promised he would wear.

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Because I heard about it non-stop in the lead up to both the 2006 and 2007 Clemson games, I know to this day off the top of my head that in 2006 James Davis and CJ Spiller combined for 71 yards, and in 2007 they combined for 12 yards.

The 2007 Clemson games comes to my as a LPD game and a Beamerball game. I remember watching that game at a pizza place on Shore Drive in Lynnhaven with my grandfather. Clemson couldn't do anything in that game.

The one you have linked above was my all time favorite. It was my sons first game (he was 6) and I didn't think we would win. But Bud shut down the most potent offense in the country, which included the "best RB duo in college football".

Is it basketball season yet?

The Boston college matt ryan game. Shame we lost that one because bud shut down one the best offenses in the country. The nebraska danny coale game, our offense blew chunks that day thank god bud came prepped. 38-0 bro. Clemson 2009 I think it was where we had like 2 defensive touchdowns I remember macho taking one to the house

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

The "no Macho no! Go macho go!" game.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Gottem back in the ACC Championship at least... They still got the yards but Bud got 4 turnovers, including the Orion Martin shoestring INT.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

I've always said that the Nebraska game was the antithesis to the BC game. In 2007 Bud dominated for about 57ish minutes but everybody only remembers the final 3ish minutes. With the 2009 game however our offense was absolutely abysmal except the two plays at the end which now are the only two plays anybody remembers.

Using /s is for cowards.

I'm re-watching that Clemson game you linked to and early in the game saw we went for it on 4th and inches at our own 35. Talk about something Frank would not have done 7 years later in his career.

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

1999 Syracuse. They came in ranked in the Top 20 and lost 62-0!! That 1999 defense could have all of their games on this list.

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

1999 62-0 over #16 Syracuse.

It was the largest shutout loss by a ranked team in the history of The Associated Press poll, which began in 1936.

The defense scored two touchdowns and allowed Syracuse just three first downs until the second-stringers took over in fourth quarter.

The Orangemen gained just 120 yards against the Hokies.

still have that on VHS somewhere.

Overheard as Duke assistant coaches took elevator down from press box: β€œGuys, they stopped the run with a three-man front.” - David Teel Tweet 2018

It is on Hokietapes youtube channel also.

I watch that game on a regular basis and I'm not ashamed of it

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.

Came here to post 2003 vs #2 Miami. Then looked at the team stats

First Downs:
Miami- 21
VT- 11

Total Yards:
Miami- 377
VT- 219

Miami: 7-1
VT: 1-1

Miami- 4
VT- 2

We forced 6 punts, they forced 8 on us.

Looking at those numbers, the 31-7 final score is a little surprising.

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

Classic BeamerBall

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

Classic BeamerBall LPD

two defensive TDs.

Also of note, we didn't have a single completed pass until 2.5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.

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

Anybody check the rosters for the 2006 Clemson game? 17 players in the starting 22 from the Commonwealth! Does that seem abnormally high to anybody else? Kind of cool though, maybe explains the comradery and togetherness those legendary '06 through '08 those LPD's had.

Go Hokies!

2005 Sugar Bowl against Auburn. Heck of a performance by the defense!

Hands down 2001 Miami! Aguably the best college football team ever and our QB has 5 turnovers and we dropped the 2 point conversion to tie it (wide open too) and had the ball and time left to get 3 to win it at the end. It's the best game I've ever been too and we lost.

This 2014 Performance by at UNC was great as well...I bet Marquise Williams was hurting for about a week after this wasn't as bad as Hunter Cantwell, but I dont remember a QB taking a beating this bad from our defense in a while...RIP to VTPhreak...

If UVA is Lane Stadium North, I would definitely say that UNC is Lane Stadium South