A Humbling Loss, But Virginia Tech’s Goals Remain On The Table

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Georgia Tech had been terrible on the road recently, but that didn't matter on Saturday (All photos by Ivan Morozov)
Georgia Tech had been terrible on the road recently, but that didn’t matter on Saturday (All photos by Ivan Morozov)

Well, that certainly didn’t go the way it was supposed to go.  It was a 3:30 game against a mediocre Georgia Tech team that had allowed 35 and 48 points in the last two weeks.  The Hokies were playing at home, where they had destroyed every single opponent this season, and the Yellow Jackets had lost seven consecutive road games.  VT had a chance to lock up the Coastal Division, so there was a lot to play for, and a lot for the fans to be excited about.  Every single slice of evidence we had pointed to a Virginia Tech victory on Saturday.

Instead Georgia Tech went back to Atlanta with a 30-20 victory, and actually led 30-7 at one point in the fourth quarter.  What the heck?  That wasn’t supposed to happen, and nothing indicated that something like that actually could happen.  But it did.  Why?  Turnovers, bad snaps, a blocked field goal and a dropped fourth down conversions are the main reasons.  Bud’s defense didn’t play great, but they were put in tough spots, and the Hokies certainly could have won the game had they eliminated those mistakes.  More on those miscues later in

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