Tuesday, November 08, 2005

'Nuff Said.

A quick take by ESPN on Saturday night's VT-MIA game.

Virginia Tech Hokies 7, Miami Hurricanes 27

It was over when...
The Hurricanes quieted rowdy Lane Stadium and jumped out to a 10-0 first-half lead.

Gameball goes to...
Miami's defense. The 'Canes held the Hokies to 13 first downs and shut down Marcus Vick.

Stat of the game...
8-22, 2: Miami held Vick to only 8 completions and had two interceptions.

*Not to mention FOUR fumbles.

1 comment:

Brian said...

There's nothing quite like watching your team getting blown out at home by a team who lost several of their big play starters during the game. It is shocking, to say the least.

But, Frank Beamer teams have historically had problems with beating highly ranked teams. If I am not mistaken, the first time Tech beat a top 5 team was two years ago when we knocked off #2 Miami (on the way to sliding out of the top 25). Unfortunately, we need to see how the team responds in the last two games, given that we probably blew our chance at winning the ACC (though we could win it, as sometimes Miami overlooks really bad teams, see North Carolina).

This will not help Tech's reptuation as being a team that starts strong, then fades in November when we play the tough teams.

Hopefully, Frank will learn to win "the big one" before he finishes out his career at Tech. It took a long time for Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno to win their first national championships, we'll have to see if it is the same for Frank.

Until then, this game will leave a bitter taste in the mouth of all Hokie fans.