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Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Addison already beat me to the first punch, but it's that that time of year again folks. For this one week, Lighthorse Harry and I will be on opposing sides. The Commonwealth Cup is up for grabs, and the winners will rub it in the losers faces for the next 52 weeks. Pride, Bowl Position, Bragging Rights, and so much more are on the line this weekend in Charlottesville as the Cavaliers and Hokies meet for the 87th time.

In recent years Virginia Tech has dominated the series between the two teams, winning five out of the last six meetings. However, the last time in Charlottesville, the home team Hoos won 35-21.

This year, there is a lot on the line for both teams, but particularly for the Hokies. The Hokies are currently tied for first place in the ACC's Coastal division with Miami. However, due to the Hurricanes' win over the Hokies, Virginia Tech needs to win out and have Miami lose to have a chance at getting to the ACC Championship game. Even if the Hokies can't get to Jacksonville, they still have a chance to get to a BCS game as the nation's top ranked non-conference winner.

On the other hand, the Hokies had better not look past the Cavaliers. Though they've lost 3 games, those games were all on the road. At home, the Hoos have looked very good beaating the likes of Florida State and Georgia Tech. Marques hagans has been the spark for the Hoos all year and if the VT defense can't contain him, it could be a long day for the Hokies. The return of Ahmad Brooks has also injected some life into the Cavalier defense.

In order for the Hokies to win Marcus Vick must limit his mistakes and the Hokie defense must contain Hagans. In order for the Cavaliers to win, they must win the turnover battle and not give up big plays on Defense.

All in all, it should be a hard fought contest that will still be in question entering the fourth quarter. Of course, I think the Hokies will pull it out in the end. But I guess we'll just have to wait until noon on Saturday to find out.


Blogger Ross said...

7-5 was not a baseball score.


12:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out how "Virginia Centrist" labels your blog:

"Sic Semper Tyrannis: Can you detect the subtle homoerotic VT/UVA interplay?"

1:10 PM


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