Hokies To Face Southern Miss In Primetime

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Southern Miss Game Time Announced

The Virginia Tech athletic department announced on Monday afternoon that
Virginia Tech’s game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, October 21 has
been picked up by ESPNU. They game will now kickoff at 7pm.

The Hokies last faced the Golden Eagles back in 1994. Virginia Tech traveled
to Hattiesburg and knocked off USM 24-14. Tech is 4-4 all-time against the
Golden Eagles.

The ACC in the Top 25

The Hokies were off this past weekend, but there were a lot of important
games throughout the ACC. The latest polls came out Sunday morning, and there
was movement with some of the teams from the ACC.

ACC in the Top 25
Team Coaches’ Poll A.P. Poll Harris Poll
Clemson 12 12 12
Georgia Tech 15 13 15
Virginia Tech 17 22 18
Boston College 25 UR 25

Only four ACC teams are currently ranked in the top 25, and only three are
ranked in all three polls. Florida State was knocked out of the top 25 on
Thursday night when they were upset by NC State in Raleigh. After that loss,
Miami and Florida State are both unranked, although they are among the many
teams receiving votes.

Currently Florida State, Miami, NC State and Wake Forest are receiving votes
in one or more of the polls. The biggest ACC matchups for the upcoming week are
the Virginia Tech/Boston College game on Thursday night, and Wake Forest/NC
State on Saturday.

TSL Game Watching Party at Champs, with Will Stewart and Chris Coleman

For the second time this season, TSL will hold a game watching party at
Champs Sportsbar in Blacksburg, VA, for this Thursday’s Boston College game. The
game will be televised at 7:30 on ESPN, but the party will be getting started
earlier than that at Champs. Beginning at 6pm, the first 50 people to arrive
will receive a free TSL t-shirt.

TSL roster cards will be available at every table, as well as at the bar, so
everyone who watches the game at Champs will be up-to-date with rosters,
starting lineups, and stats for both teams. All this, combined with three big
screen televisions, and numerous smaller TVs, makes Champs the best place to
watch Hokie football in Blacksburg!

Get there early and enjoy a game of pool or darts before watching the Hokies
lock horns with the Boston College Eagles. Discuss the game, and the rest of the
season with your fellow TSL’ers.

Champs Sportsbar is located at 111 North Main Street in Blacksburg.

Hokies Win Two JV Games During Bye Week

The Virginia Tech JV football team knocked off Fork Union Military Academy
27-14 last Monday and followed that up with a 7-3 victory over Hargrave Military
Academy on Friday.

Stephan Virgil was the player of the game against Fork Union. Virgil, a true
freshman who has seen action on the varsity squad this year, returned an
interception 46 yards for a touchdown, returned a fumble 23 yards for a
touchdown, and nearly broke a punt return for a touchdown.

On Friday against Hargrave, Kenny Lewis, Jr. and Chad Grimm were the heroes.
Lewis was activated from the practice squad before the Duke game, and has seen
limited action with the varsity team. He was Tech�s primary back against
Hargrave in an effort to get him more experience, and he did not disappoint,
rushing for 161 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.

Lewis� touchdown run was set up by a Chad Grimm punt block with less than
three minutes to go in the game. He also had two interceptions on the day, one
of which sealed Virginia Tech�s victory in Hargrave�s final drive.

Unfortunately there was bad news coming out of the Fork Union game. Jahre
Cheeseman, a r-freshman running back who was being given the opportunity to earn
playing time, injured his foot. The injury will require surgery, and Cheeseman
is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

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