Hokies Flex Muscles by Smashing UVA

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Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente and the Hokies added some hardware on Saturday. (All photos by Ivan Morozov)

I picked Virginia Tech to beat UVA 34-17 in last week’s game preview.  The Hoos had not been beaten by more than 21 points all season and though everybody knew they were a bad team, they had at least been somewhat competitive in nearly all of their games.  They had nothing to lose on Saturday, so I (and many others) figured the Hokies would get their best effort.

That didn’t turn out to be the case.  UVA was completely taken apart by the Hokies in every facet of the game.  Tech’s players played better and Tech’s coaches coached better.  Once the Hokies began to flex their muscle early in the second quarter and establish dominance, the Hoos folded up like a cheap tent.  It was pretty pathetic to be honest.

Yesterday was a crazy day in college football. Middle Tennessee State scored 77 points on Florida Atlantic.  Navy dropped 75 on SMU.  Pitt beat Syracuse 76-61.  The Hokies led the Hoos 52-3 with 2:37 remaining in the third quarter, and I honestly believe they could have scored another 2-3 touchdowns had they left most of their starters in and had they used the entire playbook.  They didn’t have to though.  They let Brenden Motley get one final moment of glory, and then took their foot off the gas pedal.  They’ve got a pretty important game to play next week, after all.

From the Coastal Division perspective, Saturday’s game was