OT: favorite games rivals played in that VT didn't

I got bored today and started thinking about games our rivals played in that brought me joy. My number one all time favorite game was obviously UMBC beating UVA. Then it was WVU losing by about 40 to Kentucky when one of their players guaranteed a win in the days leading up to the game. Another is probably when Miami lost time FIU last season.

Anyone have others?

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Anytime GiT lost under chin-ball-o-saurus, fuck that guy

Miami got their ass beat really bad by UVA back in 08 or 09. It was the last game in the orange bowl. A recruit got beer poured on him, fights were breaking out in the stands, on the Miami sideline, and I was drunk somewhere on Main Street watching snippets of it at each bar. Every bar was hating on Miami that night.

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That's literally the only time I enjoyed watching uva win.

It was so funny and sad watching all of the U's famous alumni on the sideline all depressed having to watch that shitshow.

Plus Blacksburg was high on life after beating FSU that evening.

WVU - Pitt 2007. There's a good chance it cost WVU a NC.

Can't believe I forgot that. It definitely did cost them a natty. I was in the 4th grade at the time traveling back home with my dad from Blacksburg. We stopped at a gas station just across the state line in Peterstown, WV, where the cashier, a WVU fan, was throwing a temper tantrum. He saw our VT stuff and said he'd see us in the Orange Bowl. Of course that didn't happen, but we all thought it might.

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Last week of the season, too. WVU was a virtual lock for the BCS Title game and the Big East refs were all in on getting them the win.

And they still managed to screw it up. What a joyous day. Only way it could have been better is if we had vaulted into the title game because of it. Damn you, Matt Ryan

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When LSU stomped Miami in the Peach Bowl in 2005 which I watched at my grandparents house, laughing my ass off. Or when LSU stomped Miami in the opener in 2018, which I watched with my dad at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Tallahassee the night before the FSU Labor Day game, laughing our asses off. I really hate Miami.

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Another classic was WVU's 5 game losing streak in 2012. They got up to 5th in the AP after breezing to a 5-0 start, and everyone around the state was buzzing. Then they lost 5 straight.

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There's that one time Oregon beat the living snot out of UVA.

Notre Dame gave us sad UVA fan

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I took this in a way different way ... I loved watching WVU hang 70 on Clemson. Also that 2008 fiesta bowl against Oklahoma, Pat White and Steve Slaton were fun to watch.

No win from UVA or Miami has ever brought me joy.

That 70-33 game was a nightmare for me. We had lost to Clemson twice that year because Clemson always decided to actually play well against us. WVU fans took that win as "oh, we would have destroyed VT this year." Also, that game came a day after the Sugar Bowl against Michigan. Not a fun time.

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I'm not gonna lie I enjoyed Miami losing the 2002-03 fiesta bowl to Ohio state after they hung 52 on us the last game game of the year...muck fiami

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This. Exciting game, big stage, and Miami lost.

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My friends and I were rooting hard for the Buckeyes to beat the Hurricanes that night. We all didn't like Thug U.

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Miami was totally screwed in that game.

As a State College resident, I did really enjoy Penn State losing to LOLUVA because their kicker missed something like five field goals.

Wasn't that the kicker whose last name turned into a joke? He blew it?

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Thanks. Couldn't remember the kicker's name.

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For me, the recent versions of the Iron Bowl game is mind-boggling. The infamous Kick Six and 2019 version were awesome.

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So, the kick six: as is noted on here ad nauseam, my brother in law and his whole family are diehard UVA fans. The 2013 game played in Cville ended, we met them back at the tailgate spot (forbidden we sit together...we take sports far too seriously) and start packing up. We get to the tv, that is still playing, and Nick Saban just has called his timeout. They say "game over" and unplug the tv. We pack it all up and hit the road hard towards Roanoke. All my friends start blowing my phone up as I'm trying to pass out in the backseat of his truck that "that was the craziest shit ever" and what have ya. Had to google it. I'll regret forever that I didn't watch that live...but adding "the streak" that night helped. May we start anew in 2020.

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I remember catching the last few minutes of the game and man it was nuts to watch. I was laughing at Saban and the look on his face was priceless.

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Ha yep the wife and I were stuck in gridlock trying to get out of the Fontaine lots tired and feeling like ass after a solid day of tailgating and boring football. My phone started blowing up with 'holy shit crazy ending to Alabama/auburn!!!' I was like damn what the hell happened lol.

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I was in the bathroom, and heard my family going nuts in the living room. I feel you bro, I feel you.

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BSME 2009

The Kick Six was amazing. Initially Saban called a time out to review the play where time expired so that he could actually line up and take the kick. I was downstairs at the barn watching with a few friends and we were watching to see if he made the kick or not. Then it happened. We flipped. Amazing ending, truly one for the ages.

But there was also the Prayer at Jordan Hare two weeks beforehand. I was in the same place watching that game.

Two unbelievable finishes by the same team in the span of two weeks. That team was blessed that year up until the fourth quarter of the national championship game against FSU.

How Alabama can get any 4 or 5 star they want but seemingly never get a good kicker is beyond me.

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Thats what I have always wondered. You'd at least think they'd get an elite grad transfer

In relation to that single kick though...that was gonna take a Justin Tucker kinda kicker to come close to that. Shame on Saban for even putting the kid in that situation.

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