IT'S HATE WEEK! The guys recap the tough loss to Miami, but more importantly, talk about the match-up with rival Virginia. A win keeps the streak alive and would mean one more game; a loss would put an end to a brutal season. Pete and Robbie have mentally prepared themselves for the worst, but are hoping for a big surprise on Black Friday. Happy Thanksgiving, listeners!
How low can you go? The Hokies found new levels of ineptitude in a demoralizing 52-22 loss to Pitt. Robbie and Pete's depression turns to exasperation in this one, as they attempt to recap what the hell happened. The guys then transition to acceptance, expressing that beating anyone right now, let alone a team with Miami's defense, is an extremely tall task. The Bowl streak is just about out of reach; does VT have anything left in the tank? We'll find out.
O... no. The offense disappeared in a disappointing loss to Boston College. Addazio did Robbie dirty as his veteran team put a hurtin' on the Hokies in the second half. The guys recap the game before diving into the commentary on play-calling. There was plenty to be angry about, but the fire shown by the defense was certainly a pleasant surprise; a similar effort will be necessary to slow down Pitt's power running game. The Coastal is still out there for the taking, can VT go on a run here and find themselves in Charlotte? It starts with beating Pitt.
Techmo Bowl blowout. Georgia Tech ran roughshod over the Hokies, putting up video game numbers in a game that was difficult to watch. Robbie and Pete begrudgingly recap the defensive disaster, attempting to find a reason for why it went so wrong. The road ahead isn't getting any easier either; Steve Addazio is bringing his best BC team in years to Blacksburg this weekend. If we don't see something from Bud Foster's group on Saturday, the Hokies' bowl streak could be in serious jeopardy in 2018. Buckle up, this season may have a bumpy finish.
Rest, no relaxation. The Hokies were off this past weekend, but Bud Foster and the young defense were hard at work preparing for Georgia Tech's triple option offense. The CPJ / Foster chess-match is always fascinating, but how Fuente plans to exploit a GT defense with a lot of its own holes is just important. With a perfect record in the ACC on the line, and a rowdy Lane Stadium behind them, can VT finally get over the Techmo Bowl hump? Or will the Yellow Jackets win for the third year in a row? Pete and Robbie are cautiously optimistic.