Virginia Tech’s 49-0 Win Gives Fanbase a Shot in the Arm

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Jerod Evans, shown here running through the Boston College defense, tied a Virginia Tech record with five touchdown passes (all photos by Ivan Morozov)

A Much-Needed Shot in the Arm

For those of you who attended the game yesterday, when is the last time you felt that good leaving Lane Stadium?  It’s been awhile for me, and I’d probably have to go all the way back to the 2011 Miami game.

To refresh your memory, before yesterday’s game Virginia Tech was 2-10 in their previous 12 home games against Power 5 opponents plus East Carolina.  If there’s anything that will sap the will of a fanbase, it’s losing home games.  That’s particularly true for a school like Tech, which is located four or five hours away from large portions of the fanbase in Northern Virginia and the Tidewater.  It takes a big effort to attend games for those fans in those parts of the state, and watching the Hokies lose to just about everybody with a pulse can get pretty demoralizing.  I know I was somewhat demoralized, and I live five minutes from the stadium.

Watching teams like Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland and ECU celebrate on Worsham Field like they just won the Super Bowl was getting old.  We needed to start winning some of those games again, and yesterday’s result was a great start.  Yesterday’s game was a much-needed shot in the arm for the program, the players, and the fans.