There’s a lot left to play for Frank Beamer’s team and you can bet the Hokies will have some fighting in it. The ACC conference did not look very good so far in 2010 and thus VT is still able to run the ACC and Orange Bowl championship.
Apparently the Premier’s game that came out of the Hokies conference in 2010 was the one he played in comparison to Boise, but there are 2 left and both are still a good game. Tickets for the Virginia Tech vs ECU and Lane stadium will still be on sale as the Pirates are in contention for VT and will give it a good match. In fact, the ECU beat VT in 2008 in its first banned game.
Virginia Tech is also playing Central Michigan later in October, and you can expect VT vs Central Michigan tickets to sell out equally. Central Michigan is one of the so-called ‘direct’ schools from the MAC, but it usually has a talented first line and will not immediately threaten the Hokies, especially given the attacking and defensive line problems Virginia Tech currently has.
However it is part of the ACC schedule with exciting real games and other real battles. There are many options, but it will not start easily as the Hokies have to go to Boston College to play the Eagles, a team that usually gives the Hokies a draw. Va Tech will be widely accepted, but it will be a game they will need to survive in, not just win.
The next week is not as easy as they are then taking on the National State Wolfpack in Raleigh. So that’s for two consecutive weeks on the road against the good opponents of the ACC. INC State is an experienced team led by a good QB, and the last time the two of them played there, was a very tough game. INC State will also seek revenge on last year’s defeat.
But on November 4 (Thursday night), it is indeed the most difficult start of the Hokies program that will make or break their year. The next 4 games will determine the future of the Coastal Division of the ACC. It starts that night with a big encounter with the team that has become the second biggest rival of the Hokies, Georgia Tech. The winner of the game has won the coastal category for several years in a row. Tickets for Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech are probably the hardest to get all year round.
That game is followed by monster games in North Carolina (UNC) and Miami, 2 of the strongest teams in the ACC. Of course North Carolina has a ton of uncertainty right now given the suspension of their players, but it is likely to be resolved by then. Playing Miami on the street has always been a battle, and they also have a top-class defender, and they will be looking for revenge after beating Blacksburg last year.
The Hokies closed out the year with a game at home against UVa. Virginia has been down for many years, but it looks like it has improved a lot this year. It is also possible that things will not be fixed at the ACC until this final week, and both teams will have something to play for.