Which one would it be?
I recently fired up NCAA Football 06 on the PlayStation 2 the other day, and it brought back some nostalgia from that 2005 season. This was the season Marcus Vick became starting quarterback. We started out 8-0, with a revenge win over NC State (our only ACC loss in 2004), a blowout win over an undefeated and ranked Georgia Tech team, a win over WVU which happened to be their only loss of the year, and a win over a top 15 Boston College team. Then came the top 5 matchup against Miami.
Gameday was in town, and I don't think I've ever seen more excitement surrounding a game in Blacksburg in my Tech fandom. We promptly lost 27-7 with Marcus Vick turning it over six times. We still got into the ACC Championship after Miami was upset by GT in the following weeks, where we then lost to a struggling Florida State team, effectively costing us a shot at making a BCS bowl game (I actually think we would have gotten an at-large bid had Miami not lost that game, putting them in the ACC Championship instead, saving us the embarrassment of losing to that FSU team). We then beat Louisville in the Gator Bowl in a game that was overshadowed by things such as the stomp and Jimmy Williams' ejection. Then Vick gets kicked out of Virginia Tech, destabilizing the quarterback position until 2009.
We still probably would not have made the Rose Bowl that year as Texas and USC both finished undefeated, unless, of course, the computers thought our win against Miami was enough to make us rise to #2 in the BCS standings. It still would have been cool to go 13-0 and likely finish #2 in the final polls behind Texas. If Tech had to redo one season, for me, it would be 2005. If we don't crap up our backs against Miami, I think we beat FSU and win the Orange Bowl against Penn State, as it took them three overtimes to beat FSU.
What season would it be for y'all? Others that come to mind are 2000. Having Michael Vick against Miami that year would have made that game a lot different. 2003 comes to mind, as does 2009 and 2010.