CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On paper, Saturday’s game offered a lifeline to Virginia Tech’s offense. Even in winning three of its first four games, North Carolina’s defense hadn’t stopped anybody, giving the Hokies hope that they could improve their own lackluster rushing and passing numbers.
The talent gap between the dominant Tar Heels and the Hokies was wide indeed.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The game ended in front of a sparse crowd in a light drizzle, both teams’ backups playing to a stalemate, the result long ago decided.
BLACKSBURG — Embarrassed.
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If Hurricane Ian permits, and if the competing coaches are prophetic, the ACC Atlantic will stake its claim as college football’s strongest division Saturday.
"I feel very good about our roster," Young said.
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In his Lane Stadium debut, Jadan Blue threw the downfield block that cleared Keshawn King’s path to a 65-yard touchdown run against Boston College. The selfless play earned Blue recognition from head coach Brent Pry in the Hokies’ video review.
BLACKSBURG — The Hokies were outscored 17-0 in the fourth quarter of their 33-10 loss to West Virginia last week, and coach Brent Pry expressed concern after the game that the team began “pressing’ when momentum swung the Mountaineers’ way.
BLACKSBURG — The forecast for Saturday’s Tech-UNC game in Chapel Hill calls for an 90% chance of rain, with “potential for heavy rainfall” according to weather.com.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech’s coaches and players emerged from their flag-filled Sunday film session with the same thought they’d had late Thursday night: Cleaning up the penalties must be Priority One.
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"For you to finally be crowned a champion, and on the biggest stage at that, is wonderful," the Las Vegas guard said.
BLACKSBURG – On a Thursday night 26 years ago, Virginia Tech handled West Virginia.
"That trophy's everything to us," WVU receiver Kaden Prather said.
BLACKSBURG — Midway through the second quarter Thursday, Virginia Tech was poised to seize a two-score edge over West Virginia. Grant Wells had thrown his best pass of the night, a 21-yard laser to Kaleb Smith, and the Hokies had a third-and-1 on the Mountaineers’ 18.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech relinquished the Black Diamond Trophy indefinitely on Thursday night, and the Hokies have plenty of regrets about how it happened.
Some Tech and WVU fans tailgated with each other before Thursday's game.
BLACKSBURG — The first thing Brent Pry does when he runs out of the Virginia Tech tunnel is take a look at the crowd. Size it up. See what the stage looks like on this particular day.
Video Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics (09/19/22)
The Atlantic Coast Conference office is moving to Charlotte, preserving the league’s North Carolina roots but departing the city of its origin.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech coach Brent Pry gives all his defensive players what he calls a “Hunt” grade.
BLACKSBURG — Brent Pry’s wife, Amy, had trouble getting the kids out the door on time. Virginia Tech’s defensive linemen received a 6:30 a.m. knock on their doors at the Hotel Roanoke, with their position coach imploring them to get up and go.