The Commonwealth of Virginia's Ultimate Blog

Monday, November 21, 2005


Well, it has taken some remarkable restraint on my part not to gloat about Saturday's football game. Out of respect for Harry's tender psyche I won't say anything about it other than that I only wish I had been able to be there in person to see it.

However, the Hokies claiming the Commonwealth Cup for the 6 time in 7 tries wasn't the only big news on the gridiron last weekend. I'd like to personally extend my most gracious thanks to the Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets for their surprising defeat of the Miami Hurricanes. The win by Georgia Tech means that the Hokies can advance to the inaugural ACC Championship Game (presented by Dr. Pepper) in Jacksonville, FL on Dec. 3 with a win over the UNC Tarheels this Saturday.

Anyone who expects the Tarheels to just roll over and let VT waltz on down to Jax had better rethink. Last year, UNC took VT to the limit in Chapel Hill, where the Hokies escaped with a 27-24 win. This year UNC is playing for a second consecutive bowl berth, coming into Blacksburg with a 5-5 record. Since the winner of this weekend's MD-NC State game will become bowl eligible, if UNC can get a victory it would mean that 9 out of the ACC's 12 teams would be bowl-eligible.

Speaking of bowl records, another game that many Hokies may have been watching this weekend was the in-state matchup between Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt's upset of the Volunteers served to keep Tennessee out of a bowl game for the first time since 1988. What that means for Virginia Tech is that they now have the nation's fourth-longest current consecutive bowl streak. The Hokies will attend their 13th consecutive bowl game this year, a streak that trails only Michigan (31), Florida State (24) and Florida (15) in its duration.

Pretty impressive company for a little ol' cow college from Blacksburg, Va.


Blogger Bwana said...

Yes, it is, but even so it has no chance to win the national championship.

In fact, there is only one college football team left in Virginia with a chance to win a national championship...

On 11.26.2005...BC over Thiel on the frozen field turf of Greenville, PA

1:43 PM

Blogger Old Zach said...

Actually, at #5 in the BCS, VT technically does still have a chance to play for the national championship should USC, Texas AND LSU lose. Its a long-shot but not impossible, yet.

That said, Go Eagles!

3:06 PM


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