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1) Does the record show that we actually do poorly in the first quarter of much-hyped home games because the players get too jacked up by the home crowd? – Stork
Chris Coleman: Interesting question. I’ve seen people mention this on the boards often in the last few years. How do I determine the most-hyped home games though? Let’s go back to 2003 and bring it forward. I’ll pick all of the home Thursday night games, as well as home Saturday night and Monday night games. Any other huge afternoon games (such as Miami and Nebraska in 2009) will also be included. The first score listed is the score at the end of the first quarter.
2003 Texas A&M: 7-3 VT. 35-19 VT final.
2003 Miami: 0-0 tie. 31-7 VT final.
2004 WVU: 3-0 VT. 19-13 VT final.
2004 Maryland: 21-3 VT. 55-6 VT final.
2005 GT: 14-0 VT. 51-7 VT final.
2005 Miami: 3-0 Miami. 27-7 Miami final.
2006 Clemson: 7-7 tie. 24-7 VT final.
2007 Boston College: 0-0 tie. 14-10 BC final.
2007 FSU: 6-6 tie. 40-21 VT final.
2008 Maryland: 7-0 VT. 23-13 VT final.
2009 Nebraska: 7-3 VT, 16-15 VT final.
2009 Miami: 14-0 VT, 31-7 VT final.
2010 GT: 14-0 GT, 28-21 VT final.
2011 Clemson: 3-0 Clemson, 23-3 Clemson final.
2011 UNC: 7-0 UNC, 24-21 VT final.
2012 GT: 7-0 VT, 20-17 VT final.
2012 FSU: 3-3 tie, 28-22 FSU final.
2014 Miami: 3-0 Miami, 30-6 Miami final.
2014 UVA: 3-3 tie, 24-20
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