Just a little fun about Sept 6, VT, Boise, and the number 6

What does the number six have to do with Boise State and Virginia Tech?  Maybe nothing; maybe a lot if you are superstitious.  So here is some random number 6's of note that have to do with VT or Boise just for fun.  Also a little this day in history for the 6th.

Sept 6 and VT
• Last time the Hokies had 6 or more losses was 1992 (We lost to ECU, WVU, Louisville, Miami, Rutgers, Syracuse, Southern Miss, and UVAG that year) The last time Boise did this was 1997.
• Boise has won division 1-A 6 Bowl games (they have lost 4) they joined division 1-A in 1996
• Boise State has not lost 6 games since Petersen has taken over as head coach (they have lost 4). VT lost 6 or more games 4 times in the first 6 years Beamer was at VT
• VT has won 10 games or more for the last 6 seasons (Boise has done it the last three
• Frank started playing football in 1966. Petersen's last year at UC Davis was 1986
• Boise state #6 is DJ Harper according to he "Played significant minutes at running back in the Broncos' first three games before suffering a season ending injury against Fresno State...Had 44 carries for 284 yards and three touchdowns in three games...Averaged 94.7 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry." No one wears #6 at VT currently
• Frank has won 6 conference titles (3 big east 3 ACC). He has won 12 coach of the year awards, and has held 6 coaching positions (MA-GA, Citadel-DC, Citadel-DL, Murray State-DC, Murray State-HC, VT-HC)
• Petersen won the Paul Bear Bryant Coach of the Year award first time in 2006
• Petersen makes 1.6 million annually.
• Frank was born in 1946
• Boise state averages 6.5 yards offensively per play, VT Averages 6.2
• Brand Thompson has 6 interceptions last year, he led Boise State. Rashad Carmichael had 6 interceptions last year, he led VT. Boise had 4 pick 6's last year; VT had 1.
• Boise and VT both had 6 players who made 6 or more tackles for a loss last year.
• Boise played their first game on blue turf in 1986, they beat Humboldt State by 74 point shut out.
• Boise has been ranked in the top 25 six times #12 2002, #15 2003, #12 2004, #5 2006, #11 2008, #4 2009. VT has been ranked in the top 10 six times.
• VT is currently on a 6 win streak over VA (yeah had to point that out).

Sept 6 in sports

1880 - Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
1880 - W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
1904 - Soccer team Rheden forms
1905 - Chic White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
1913 - 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
1920 - 40th US Mens Tennis: Wm Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (61 16 75 57 63)
1920 - Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for Heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
1922 - 42nd US Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston 46 36 62 63 64)
1927 - Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
1930 - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
1941 - 55th US Womens Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (75 62)
1941 - 61st US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats F Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
1942 - 56th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64)
1942 - Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
1943 - 63rd US Mens Tennis: J R Hunt Seaman beats Jack Kramer (63 68 108 60)
1946 - All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
1948 - 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
1953 - Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
1954 - 68th US Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats A Louise Brough (68 61 86)
1954 - 74th US Mens Tennis: E V Seixas Jr beats Rex Hartwig (36 62 64 64)
1959 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1963 - Major league baseballs 100,000th game
1970 - NY Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
1972 - Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
1975 - 89th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62)
1975 - Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open
1977 - Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
1980 - 94th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova (57 61 61)
1980 - College Football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College
1981 - Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1982 - Pitts Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #
1986 - Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for Heavyweight boxing title
1987 - Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
1987 - Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
1991 - 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
1993 - Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1995 - Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
1996 - Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR
1997 - Women's championship at US Tennis Open
1998 - Men's championship at US Tennis Open


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