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Virginia Tech 37, UVa 7: What They're Saying

A collection of comments from around the newspapers and blogs on another Wahoo bashing.

Face the Nation

Ten Games Later, Hokies Eye B.C.S. (Pre-Snap Read)
"Virginia Tech has done what Michigan could not in 2007: reverse a woeful start to the point where success, not an unforgivable loss — James Madison, or Appalachian State — ultimately defines its season. Like a stalled car, the Hokies needed merely a little push, a nudge in the right direction; this season rapidly picked up speed, with Virginia Tech first evening its record, then going above .500, four games above .500 and finally to 10-2, familiar territory for one of the proudest programs in college football."

The (morning after the) Morning After: ACC Week 13 (D1scourse)
"Granted, the ACC title game against Florida State doesn't count in the league standings. But it would be a neat little feat for a team that started 0-2. The Hokies are already the first team in league history to win 10 straight after losing their first two; what's another accomplishment to add to the resume?"

ACC Blogger Power Poll – Week 13 (ACC Blogger)
"The Hokies finished off a great ACC run to Charlotte with a 37-7 win for the Commonwealth Cup. You all had Virginia Tech running the table after the JMU loss, right? I know I did(n’t) and I’ll be in Charlotte to see if they can make it 11 and another Orange Bowl bid this Saturday."

Virginia Tech Beat Writers

Virginia Tech has never dominated Virginia like this (David Teel)
"Firsts are rare when a football rivalry dates to 1895, but Virginia Tech made history Saturday with its beatdown of Virginia. Never had the Hokies housed the Cavaliers by four touchdowns or more in consecutive seasons. They have now. Saturday's wreckage was 37-7. A year ago it was 42-13. Never had the Hokies beaten the Cavaliers seven years running. They have now, and no one pretends the trends are misleading."

Thoughts on No. 13 Virginia Tech 37, Virginia 7 (Darryl Slater)
"True freshman cornerback Kyle Fuller continues to impress. He found out Tuesday that the Hokies would rest senior Rashad Carmichael, who sprained his left ankle last week at Miami. Fuller ended up leading the Hokies with 10 tackles, including three for a loss. He had eight tackles and three for a loss in the first half. He also broke up two passes."

Hokies react to 37-7 win over Hoos (Kyle Tucker)
"And the bruising Evans did what he always does at least once a game: led a long, punishing drive to help seal the win in the third quarter. He carried seven times for 57 yards during an 88-yard scoring drive. Evans finished it with a 6-yard touchdown run on which he bulldozed several defenders into the end zone."

Wilson happy in his use (Randy King)
"David Wilson was grinning again Saturday. Of course, that's no scoop because the 19-year-old from Danville is seemingly always smiling. Wilson was the main cog in 13th-ranked Virginia Tech's offense in Saturday's 37-7 rout of Virginia, running for a team-leading 83 yards and catching three passes for 65 yards. He had a touchdown on the ground and through the air."

Beamer reflects on his place amongst all-time greats (Mark Giannotto)
"Beamer and the Hokies now have seven-straight seasons with 10 wins or more, the longest active streak in the country now that Texas concluded its disappointing 5-7 campaign. They're also in the midst of the second-best single-season winning streak in program history -- the best being that 1999 run to the national championship game. But more meaningful to historians is Beamer's growing stature in college football lore."

Virginia Tech Bloggers

37-7 (The Key Play)
"DRAGERBOMB'D. We got a lot pressure with the front four: Chris Drager, Derrick Hopkins, Dwight Tucker and J.R. Collins all had sacks. On a somewhat related note Mike London must have taught left tackle Morgan Moses his letters and numbers. [...] Congratulations to Tyrod Taylor for becoming the Hokies all-time career passing leader with 6,356 yards (and counting), and to the seniors for going 4-0 against UVA. It's not time to get too mushy yet."

Turkey Time (The A-Line)
"As was acknowledged by losing coach Mike London, the Hoos have serious work to do to close the gap and make this rivalry game a rivalry game again. The algrohed algroh was the gift that kept on giving, at least for another year. Frank has put miles between these two programs."

Hokies Defeat UVA 37-7, Focus on Florida State (VT Fan)
"The UVA team Tech played on Saturday was by far the worst Virginia team that has ever played inside Lane Stadium, at least in the Frank Beamer era. The Cavs have little to no depth on both sides of the ball and no playmakers on offense. Tech sleepwalked through most of the first quarter and still managed to claim a comfortable lead at halftime."