Wasted Opportunities For Virginia Tech At West Virginia

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Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech
Jermaine Waller’s late game heroics went for naught. (Ivan Morozov)

I picked Virginia Tech to win this game 24-20, and for the second time in three weeks, I had second thoughts and nearly went back and changed my pick. (I nearly went back and changed my pick in the UNC game, if you recall.)  I was going to change it to 27-24 West Virginia, most likely, and danged if I wouldn’t have been close.  You know the saying that you should always trust your first instinct?  For me, it appears that I should always trust my second instinct.

Regardless, I expected a tough, close football game that was going to be ugly at times.  Will and David were of similar opinions, and that’s exactly what we got.  In games like that, the deciding factors are nearly always things like field position, the ability (or inability in this case) to take advantage of opportunities, turnovers and random events. 

By random events, I mean things like an official ruling a possible touchdown catch incomplete rather than complete.  There wasn’t enough video evidence to overturn the Tayvion Robinson play, and had the ref called it complete, I expect there wouldn’t have been enough