Hokie football, careening toward the cliff, found a foothold and avoided disaster Friday night.
NC State: The Cure For What Ails You?
Late in Friday night’s game, the parallels with the 2010 game at NC State intrigued me, and I tweeted this:
#Hokies on a 28-3 run after being down 10-0, reminiscent of the 41-13 run they put on NC State back in 2010, after falling behind 17-0.
— TechSideline.com (@TechSideline) October 10, 2015
It’s a fun exercise to expand on that a little bit, so let’s do it.
In 2010, the Hokies had lost The Game of Which We Shall Not Speak to open the season, 33-30. Then they lost The Other Game of Which We Shall Not Speak, 21-16. Then they beat ECU 49-27 and Boston College 19-0 to arrive at an uninspiring 2-2, with NC State next on the schedule.
In 2015, Tech was 2-3 going into Friday’s game, with consecutive losses to ECU and Pittsburgh.
In 2010, NC State jumped out to a 17-0 lead 16 minutes...
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