Another year, another win over UVA

The Lunchpail Defense has dominated UVA recently.
The Lunchpail Defense has dominated UVA recently.


Virginia Tech has now beaten UVA ten straight times, and they’ve outscored the Hoos 293-99 in the process.  The Hokies have beaten their in-state rival by an average final score of 29.3 to 9.9.  That’s about as dominant as it gets.

In particularly, look at how many points the Hoos have scored on Virginia Tech in the last four meetings: 7, 0, 14, 6.  When Tech allowed 14 points to UVA in 2012, one of the scores was a defensive touchdown.  That means that in the past four games against VT, UVA has scored two offensive touchdowns.  In 16 quarters of football.  Wow.  Let’s analyze the two scoring drives…

Drive #1: In 2010, trailing 37-0 in Lane Stadium, Ross Metheny threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to Keith Payne to put the Hoos on the board.  The Hokies were playing mostly backup defenders on the drive, including several walk-ons.  UVA also fumbled on the drive, but fortunately for the Hoos the Hokies did not jump on it.  Otherwise we’re talking one offensive touchdown over the last four games!