On Monday afternoon, the ACC announced the game times and television coverage for games on Saturday, November 24. The Hokies will face in-state rival UVA in Charlottesville at noon, and the game will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2.
This is shaping up to be the biggest game in the history of the rivalry. Virginia is 9-2 overall, and 6-1 in the ACC. The Hokies are 8-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play. No matter what happens in this Saturday’s game with Miami in Blacksburg, the game on November 24 will decide who represents the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship Game.
Tyrod Taylor Named ACC Football Rookie of the Week
True freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been named ACC Rookie of the Week for his performance in Virginia Tech’s 40-21 victory over Florida State. Taylor led the Hokies to their first win over FSU since 1975, and helped Frank Beamer get his first win over Bobby Bowden.
Taylor hurt the Seminoles in the air and on the ground. He was 10-of-15 for 204 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He was also Virginia Tech’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 17 times for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Jeff Allen Named ACC Basketball Rookie of the Week
The Hokies swept Rookie of the Week honors for the two major sports of the ACC. True freshman power forward Jeff Allen earned the honors in men’s basketball for his performance in Virginia Tech’s season opening 69-64 win over Elon on Friday night.
Allen finished with a team-high 19 points. He also pulled down 10 rebounds, recorded four steals, dished out two assists and blocked two shots, while not committing a single turnover in 31 minutes of action.
Allen is the first Virginia Tech basketball player to post a double-double in his first career game since Dale Solomon put up 23 points and 11 rebounds against Buffalo State in 1978.