Reliving 1995 Game-by-Game, Part 8: Rutgers

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Virginia Tech beat Rutgers 45-17 back in 1995.  Rutgers led with a minute left in the second quarter before the Hokies finally pulled away in the second half.  It was Tech’s fifth straight win, and they improved to 5-2 on the season.

Unfortunately, the channel that hosted all past Tech games in their entirety (@hokietapes) was shut down by YouTube recently, so there is no full-game video available online.  However, thanks to the generosity of a Tech fan, I got the game (and all 1995 games) on DVD so I was able to watch it all the way through.  Below I’ve included a link for highlights posted on another site.

To make this series more immersive, I recommend watching the video before reading my article.  If you pretend like this is actually 1995, this will be a lot more fun.

Like all articles in this series, I’ve written the article as if we were currently living 1995.  I imagine this is what I’d have written had I been writing day-after articles back in 1995.

Here’s a link to the Box Score.

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The Virginia Tech defense knocked Ray Lucas out of the game twice. (Virginia Tech athletics photography)

The Hokies went three-and-out on