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Hokies Welcome a Disappointing 1-3 Tar Heel Squad to Blacksburg

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  • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
  • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
  • North Cross looks strong against VES

    North Cross looks strong against VES

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:00:03 GMT
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...

   It's still early in the 2013 season, but Virginia Tech's football program looks like it's back on the title rails after a one year track change to 'middle of the road-ville.'  A seven-point road win over previously undefeated Georgia Tech has the Hokies atop the Coastal Division of the ACC, ...and for the time being at least--on schedule for a return trip to Charlotte. Senior Andrew Miller was careful not to categorize the Hokies as "back", saying this is a new team with a new offense.

   A three-game homestand is next for Virginia Tech including this Saturday's date with the Tar Heels.  North Carolina's season to date has been a huge disappointment--after they sift through the wreckage of a 55-31 loss to East Carolina. At 1-3..the 'Heels look like a shell of the team that dismantled Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill a year ago. Coach Beamer says he understands how teams can be up and down from week to week and reminded everyone you need to only look back to last year's 48-34 North Carolina win. That result still serves as fair warning. Freshman cornerback Brandon Facyson explained that you can't get into the habit of looking at teams that have already lost to someone you have defeated--and thinking it will be an easy victory. He says thinking that way will get you beat.@

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