Losing to a Liberty team that, though ranked, barely managed to edge out teams like FIU and Western Kentucky, is not a good look. The Flames came into the game 6-0, but those wins came against opponents who were a combined 4-28 on the season. It’s also terrible for the fanbase.
Since 2018, the Hokies have lost to ODU and now Liberty. We talk a lot about program resources and how they are lacking in comparison to Tech’s Power 5 brethren. That’s all true. But no such excuses can be made when you lose 38-35 to Liberty, a team that was FCS the last time the Hokies played them in 2016.
I said this past week that the Flames hadn’t beaten anybody with a pulse, and I was absolutely right to say it. But here’s the sad part…sometimes the Hokies don’t appear to have a pulse, either. They certainly do at times. They were impressive against NC State. They played well for most of the Louisville game. They didn’t have enough defensive players to have a chance to beat UNC. But other times, they just don’t have the juice.
I guess that’s what is so frustrating: the maddening inconsistency. Of course,...
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