Virginia Tech Football 4 Greatest Plays?

I've been seeing these ads on FB recently for coasters showing 4 greatest sports plays for certain teams, so I decided to look at what they have for Tech football. This is what they're offering:

4 Virginia Tech Greatest Plays Coasters

They have:

  • "The Miracle in Morgantown", game-winning FG over WVU)
  • "Druckenmiller to Still", Sugar Bowl v Texas
  • "First Bowl Win", game-winning FG over NC State in Peach Bowl
  • "Big BCS Win", QB run for TD on 3rd and goal

I'm not sure that I would have ANY of those as the top 4 plays. What would you pick as your four?

  • "Tyrod did it, Mikey!", Taylor 11-yd TD pass to beat Nebraska
  • "Sealing the W in the Shoe", Riley INT for TD at OSU
  • "The Miracle in Morgantown", Vick scrambles up the sideline for 26 yards
  • "Druck to Holmes", game-winning TD over UVA-C
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perfect excuse to embed my one of my favorite GIftory entries of all time

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Considered this, but in keeping with the product, I didn't think 4 plays diagrammed on one coaster would really be easy to see.

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Yeah, clearly not the four best plays in hokie history, but definitely memorable

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Stroman literally had to haul ass when he realized a wide receiver was left alone and batted the ball away. That was a heady play by him and the linebacker who noticed it. Then to see Motu having an emotional ending was the icing on the cake. The dude played through fans being perpetually pissed off at him.

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For excitement? the Tyrod did it Mikey pass(along with hhe 15 second scramble TD after it). For consequences ? The Miracle in Morgantown.

Other notables- the Four down goal line stand against Pitt and the Wayne Ward hit on the punt returner (which would get him ejected today but is one of the most devastating "legal at the time" tackles in football.)

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Druck to Holmes
Graham's FG in Morgantown
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Danny Coale Caught The Ball

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Came here for the DHall play. Was not disappointed.

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Umm Danny Coale Catch for at large BCS bowl win!

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Definitely considered this one. If there were 5 coasters in the set, this would be it.

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Don Riley's pick six to seal the OSU win may have been the most exciting Tech football memory ever for me. I literally sprung out of my seat and started hugging everyone around me. What an unreal way to cap a truly monumental performance on the road.

I would also have to put D. Hall's strip and score and/or Eric Green's pick six during the 2003 Miami game up there as well. Huge plays during another one of the best wins in program history. Marcus Vick also had a bomb TD pass to Ernest Wilford in pretty much seal the game late.

Also the long TD pass from Randall to Eddie Royal to seal our win and first ACC title over Miami on the road in 2004 is up there for me as well. Xavier Adibi also had a defensive touchdown to seal our vengeance win over BC in the 2007 ACCCG that got me fired up. Matt Ryan was leading BC on what seemed like another heartbreaking comeback drive, but it ended in a big interception by Adibi to put it away.

I thought about Randall to Royal, but wasn't sure which of the above four I would take out in order to include it. Same with Randall to Royal vs GT that year, the last six minutes of that game was awesome.

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Hell yeah im buying 10 of these just so I can have multiple copies of that peach bowl kick to piss off my NC State friends.

I was at that game- best rush the field moment I've experienced live!

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

I would put several in over the Ohio State interception:
2007 - Adibi's interception return to seal the win over BC and Matt Ryan in the ACC championship
1995 - Druck to Holme's to beat UVA
2004 (2 plays) - Vinny Fuller's blocked kick return against #6 WVU and Randall to Royal to win the ACC at Miami
2000 - Mike Vick's 82 yard scramble against BC is the single greatest play i've witnessed live

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"2000 - Mike Vick's 82 yard scramble against BC is the single greatest play i've witnessed live"

Might have to agree with this. Cannot remember if it was this run (think it was) or another long scramble he had, but a sportscaster or writer looked at the film and said that every single person on the field for the defense supposedly had a chance to make the tackle and none did. With all of the weaving around the linemen who were not in on the initial play managed to get caught up with him at some point down the field.

Edit: I think that play was actually against Temple. At about the 4 minute mark here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqZtUpL90Hw

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Someone posted this play on one of the social media outlets. I don't remember which outlet. But I literally couldn't stop watching the play. I watched it over and over again for like 30mins..... There's also a play in the C'ship game in which I believe Boulware has him dead to rights and Mike makes him look like a middle school kid....

Logan Thomas' Final Drive against Miami where fans lost their mind jumping to Enter Sandman.

David Wilson Kickoff Return for Touchdown against Georgia Tech, followed by Carmichael's picking off Georgia Tech to seal the victory.

Tyrod's Pass to Danny Coale that set up Tyrod's Touchdown Pass to Dyrell Robert for the win. Gutsy performance on an otherwise dismal performance in Blacksburg.

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David Wilson's kick return against GT

Blocked punt return for a TD against Miami in 2001 - craziest I've ever seen a stadium, people were going totally nuts, it was awesome! If only Ernest Wilford hadn't dropped the 2-point conversion...

That kick return is my favorite play ever. Enter Sandman after that was one of the craziest scenes I've ever been witness to. The goal line stand though was about the closest I've ever came to a heart attack.

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1999 - Morgantown Run
2010 - Tyrod did it Mikey!
1995 - Druck Pass
2004 - Eddie Royal GT run

I'll take a coaster of Marcus Vick flipping off WVU fans.

Or Cam Phillips running wide open on a fake slip screen at FedEx, and WVU's DB is throwing a tantrum as a result.

Narrator: He's still open

I'll also take a running list of QBs Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi knocked out of a game

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Good ones here, but I haven't seen anyone mention Antonio Banks' pick 6 to seal the 1995 UVa game (where the UVa coach pretended to trip Banks on the way to the end zone)....I went completely apeshit when that happened, and I was watching it on a black and white TV at work. It's still one of my favorite non-Vick VT plays of all time.

That would be awesome only if they diagrammed the VT fans rushing the field and meeting Banks in the end zone.

Miracle in Morgantown definitely #1 if you are able to link Vick's run with the field goal win.

Forgive me if I missed these, but a couple of candidates I would add that I did not see mentioned are straight out of Beamer Ball Central.

Blocked field goal in the Independence Bowl against Indiana right before half that was run in for a touchdown. Pretty much ended the game and got the first bowl win of Frank's era.

Still's punt return for a touchdown right before halftime in the Sugar Bowl against Texas. Turned the entire game around and set up our first blue chip bowl win ever.

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4. Mike Vick's absurd 80+ yard touchdown run against Boston College in 2000. It's one of the most electrifying plays in college football history, and it belongs to one of ours.

3. Jim Davis' blocked field and Vinnie Fuller's return against WVU in 2004. Despite how fondly we remember the 2000s, 2001-2003 were not fun seasons, especially 2003. 2004 got off to a rough start. This play kickstarted the team to eight straight wins and the outright ACC title, plus all the success in the next 7 seasons after that.

2. Still's punt return against Texas in the Sugar Bowl. That play was the beginning of people starting to notice VT football.

1. Mile Vick's run up the sideline against WVU in 1995. He turned nothing into everything for this program. We were ranked 2nd after that game.

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1. Mile Vick's run up the sideline against WVU in 1995. He turned nothing into everything for this program. We were ranked 2nd after that game.

1999?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Right. Not sure how that happened.

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No Rogers to Peoples, HB to HB TD pass?

Sam and his haiku are severely disappointed.

If you play it, they will win.

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Good one!

Here's another, Sam Rogers juking Ohio State's DB out of his shoes.

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Greatest plays or most memorable plays?

I mean, if you want to argue importance to the overall program on a national level I don't disagree too much with what they have.

the FG in Morgantown essentially sent us to the BCS Title game. The Vick run was more memorable, though.

The Druck to Still effectively sealed the Sugar Bowl over Texas, stamping our reputation as a legit big boy of that era. But for a lot of us, Druck to Holmes against UVa that year was probably more memorable.

The FG against NC State kickstarted the gradual rise of the program, but I wouldn't necessarily say its at all memorable.

The run by Evans against Cinci to put the Orange Bowl out of reach was the capper of a great season. But I'd put the Tyrod TD run earlier in the game as more memorable.

But if you ask me what I'd say as the most memorable plays? Ones that everyone knows that would probably look ridiculous on this.

Vick's run against Boston College in 2000

Andre Davis punt return against WVU in 2000

Randall to Royal against Miami to win 2004 ACC Title

Tyrod to Coale against Nebraska 2009

David Wilson practically walking it off against GT in 2010

4th and Logan against Miami in 2011

Donovan Riley Pick 6 to beat Ohio State in 2014

If you ask me, those, among many others, are probably more memorable than the ones chosen.

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if we're including non-offensive plays then the punt block against Miami in 2001 needs mentioning. Unfortunately it didn't change the outcome, but that was the loudest and craziest I have ever heard Lane stadium get.

Agreed, commented above on it - people were jumping on top of each other! With the 2 pt conversion, we would have tied the game and had the momentum at home against what many consider the best college football team ever. I would have loved to destroy Miami's dreams that day.

Was gonna gonna let it slide but want to make sure Darren gets the credit he deserves for that TD against Cincy. Humes was long gone by that point.

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.....wow.....

Thanks, I completely messed that up.

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I just watched the VT/Nebraska game on tv earlier on Monday while at work.

I would personally say Tyrod to Coale vs Nebraska was a greater play than Tyrod to Roberts for the TD. Before that pass to Coale, there was literally 0 hope for our team to win and I think was a more important play to set us up so close with little time remaining.

Other's I have thought of:

Wilson's return for a TD against GT

Deangelo Hall's strip fumble return vs Miami

Logan Thomas QB keeper vs Miami

All 4 plays (on one coaster) involved in the Pitt goal line stand.

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Folks already covered all the plays that popped into my mind, but I want to give a little bump to the Wilson TD return against GT. One X factor is that it was in a nationally televised Thursday night game. Winning a close Thursday night game with a special teams TD really hits me in the Hokie feels. Also it came against the stupidly annoying triple option.

That was the game where Nesbitt got hurt trying to make a tackle after an interception and missed the rest of the game. How the guy could get tackled 20-30 times and get up every time but then get injured trying to make a tackle was curious to me. We got lucky in that scenario. I still think Nesbitt was the best quarterback Paul Johnson ever had. He was from the Gailey era, so he could actually throw the ball.

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Because he tried to make an arm tackle and broke his arm. Poor tackling form.

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Shayne Graham's kick has to be there. The other 3 are negotiable.

How has nobody mentioned Andre Davis' 3rd quarter against WVU in 2000? thats 3 of the 4 right there :-)

Edit: Missed Alum's mention of it...

Other nominees
- Kevin Jones' reverse field run vs. LSU in 2002
- Randall to Morgan vs. Auburn in the 2005 sugar bowl
- Randall to Royal 80yd TD vs GT 2004

I never realized how trashy BC fans were, throwing stuff on the field when Vick went F-14 into the end zone. His acceleration is ridiculous.

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Watching "the Tyrod to Danny Coale vs Nebraska play" in person was an out-of-body experience. Simply amazing.

That game could only end like that..suuuper boring then insane

I may just misremember the play., but I feel like I remember the crowd going dead silent for half a nanosecond, when Tyrod released the ball, as everybody looked downfield, to see a wide open Danny Coale at full speed on the sideline.

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Exactly how I remember it. Followed by a jolt of energy and excitement. Nothing like I've ever experienced at a sporting event.

Coale could had gotten that touchdown if he wasn't shoestring tackled at the 3-yard line.

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I'm reading over this and thinking back to my time in Hokietown and I think I've settled on my 4:

- Druck over LOLUVA. I wasn't old enough for this one but it is the one single play that stands out above all for the pre-Horse VT era

- David Wilson GT return. Typical of everything we were good at and by maybe the greatest athlete we've ever had

- Tyrod to Coale. CAUGHT! Better than the winning TD to Dyrell, though they are hard to separate

- 4th and Logan in 2011. One of the best moments I've ever seen in all of CFB. Tyrod on the sideline jamming to all those people who were losing their minds.

To be fair, I don't think any of these are my favorite plays. Darren Evans truck stick. RMFW carrying some random asshole a dozen yards to the end zone on his elasticized jersey. Give it to me Roscoe. 3rd and 31. MV7 breaking that absurd run against BC - which I saw in the stadium and is still the single moment that made me realize that MV7 experienced time slower than all of the rest of us. MV7 breaking the run that put us in FG position to beat WVU. The Pitt goal line stand was amazing. Defense wins. But those 4 are likely the ones I'd put on coasters.

The Jermaine Holmes touchdown catch is the single most important play in VT history. Plus, an out and up looks a hell of a lot better diagrammed on a coaster than a field goal.

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Plus, an out and up looks a hell of a lot better diagrammed on a coaster than a field goal.

And this is one of the main reasons I posted the question. Two field goals.....BORING! (On a coaster, that is.)

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1. 1995 Antonio Banks pick 6 vs LOLUVA to win
2. 1999 Michael Vick's first TD run vs JMU: An Omen of Greatness
3. 1995 Bryan Still punt return vs Texas: Changed the game
4. 2018 UVA People's fumble into the endzone to tie in the 4th

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I can't claim these were the greatest, but these are ones that are particularly memorable.

The 4th and 3 pass to Hazelton to tie it in 3OT against UNC. I was prepared to head home after the play and the surprise made it all the more special.

Goal line stand against Pitt. Same type of emotions - resigned to the game being lost then the team came through.

Dalton Keene hauling in the long pass to put us in position to beat UVA. Another amazing moment.

Not really a specific play, but games where the Hokies put in a dominant defensive performance are always special.

I just don't care... give me Les Henson at the baseline all day.

Leonard. Duh.

That prayer of a pass to Dalton Keene to keep the game alive vs UVA

Fake punt pass to Terrell Edmunds was pretty memorable.

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