Monday Thoughts, Tuesday Edition: Purdue

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I thought this game was going to be a lot closer, and judging by the poll in our game preview, most of you did as well:

Who will win the Virginia Tech-Purdue game?

  • Virginia Tech by 1-9 (37%, 724 Votes)
  • Virginia Tech by 10-19 (42%, 810 Votes)
  • Virginia Tech by 20+ (7%, 143 Votes)
  • Purdue by 1-9 (11%, 206 Votes)
  • Purdue by 10-19 (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Purdue by 20+ (0%, 7 Votes)
  • I dont know/no opinion (1%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,945

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Only 7% of you picked the Hokies by the eventual margin of 20+. Admittedly, that may have been shaped by our cautious preview and conservative predictions of 24-20 and 20-17, but with Brenden Motley starting just his second game, this one on the road against a Power 5 team, the mood was one of cautious optimism.

Instead of a close game, we got treated to a classic dose of Beamerball, with special teams and defensive touchdowns, and the final score of 51-24 doesn’t indicate that the game

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