Virginia Tech Gameday - Week 9
We're coming down the final stretch of the season. As we enter November we still have a chance to win the division, which is pretty remarkable since we are 4-4. Good news for us is the game is on a Thursday night. We do pretty well on Thursday night games. Bad news is, so does Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech has the same record as us, as they are abnormally awful this year. A win sets us up to do something that hasn't happened in school history, or if you believe rumors, allows us the opportunity to get past our impending sanctions quicker. Either way this game is important.
Where: Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/LandShark/Sun Life Stadium
Who: Virginia Tech (4-4) vs. Miami Hurricanes (4-4)
How: TV - ESPN
4 storylines for UM in this game:
1. I can haz a running game?
2. Will Dallas Crawford have any impact on this game?
3. Can Morris recapture the form he had earlier in the season?
4. Can the defense prevent Logan Thomas from having a repeat performance from last year?
After two weeks of Morris putting up unlimited passing yards, teams (starting with Notre Dame) have figured out how to prevent us from hitting big plays. That's why we need to be more productive in the running game.
Jorge Milian @caneswatch
Scary stat from the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson: Stephen Morris is 3-for-17 passing this season inside opponents' 10-yard line.
Yikes. For those who don't realize why people are upset with Fisch for not running more when the team is in the redzone, the above stat is why.
Eduardo Clements seems to have suffered the same mystery injury that plagued Marcus Forston and Ramon Buchanon. This allowed Dallas Crawford to crack the depth chart for the first time. Golden talked him up for having good practices the past few weeks. We'll see if he does anything of note or if he's just another Greentree All-American.
I don't know if I can bear the thought of that glorified TE Virginia Tech has under center having another near perfect performance against us.
Last time they met: October 8, 2011. Virginia Tech won 38-35
So thankful that Spooner had the good sense to cut it off after Miller's TD run. SMH...disappointment thy name is Dorito.
What people were saying during the subsequent meltdown:
We weren't around for this game last year, so I once again turned to CanesOverHere for reference.
DaveCokerstadt said:D'Onofrio makes Tom Olivadotti look like One of the Ryan brothers. I still think some of Shannon's boys are dogging it on defense to make this guy look bad. I could be wrong but I've never seen a Canes defense look so much like the 3 stooges X3. Sad....
He may be on to something. After all, the defense is so bad it's like they're trying to suck.
Know your enemy: Gobbler Country
What they're saying:
chicagomaroon said:Hokies Win If: They play defensively like they did for two quarters and change against Clemson, do not turn the ball over, fire most of their offensive coaching staff...oh, and get a competently-officiated game (A.K.A. not gonna happen)
Hurricanes Win If: They do something they haven't done yet to a serious team this year: Slow down their offense. They'll have a good chance to get their first against the Hokies. Also put themselves in position to get calls against the Hokies, because the ACC has established it is okay to gang up on them.
Gif that sums up the bolded portions:
1. The season is on the line, no big deal
2. Tyriq McCord rushing to gain experience
3. Olsen Pierre might end up being our best DT on this team.
Lucifer is a pretty bad-ass nickname. Hopefully his play backs up a nickname like that.
1. Virginia Tech hasn't won away from Blacksburg this year.
2. Virginia Tech's struggling offense hopes to pounce on our shitty defense.
3. Logan Thomas LOL's at our home field advantage
Anyone jammed up about Logan Thomas' comments better be at the game screaming their asses off. Otherwise don't bother complaining.
Favorite Virginia Tech related Image, Photoshop, or Gif:
That'll do Nate...that'll do.