Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Place: Blacksburg, VA
Stadium: Lane Stadium / Worsham Field (Cap: 66,233, Opened: 1965 Field: Grass)
Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 86, Chance of Rain at 20%, Wind SE at 7 mph
TV: ESPNEWS, Internet: WatchESPN App / ESPN3
Radio: VT IMG, XM 193 (3:30 p.m. Pre-game show)
The 2014 Virginia Tech Hokies open the season with in-state challenger from Williamsburg, William & Mary. The Hokies lead the all-time series 40-18-4. Tech will break in new starting QB Michael Brewer (Transfer from Texas Tech) and True Freshman Running Backs Marshawn Williams and Shai McKenzie. Isaiah Ford will start at Wide Receiver giving the Hokies offense a much need shot in the arm for playmakers.
Bud Foster's defense should be better than ever lead by Defensive Tackle Luther Maddy and Standout Cornerbacks Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson.
The Hokies have only played William & Mary once during the Frank Beamer era and that was a 44-3 win by the 17th ranked Hokies in 2007. The game is also one of only two meetings in which one of the teams was ranked in the top 25 (The other being a 7-7 tie in Blacksburg on October 30th 1954, VT was ranked 14th).
At home against William & Mary, VT is 20-6-1; Away they're 7-6; and at a neutral site, their record is 13-6-3. As stated before this series dates back to 1904 when the Hokies defeated the Tribe 30-0 in its first ever meeting in Blacksburg. VT dominated the first 14 games going 12-0-2 until they lost their first game of the series on October 9, 1937. The schools met annually every year from 1929 to 1985 (with the exception being in 1943 and 1944 during World War II). During that stretch Tech went 28-18-4.
This will serve as the open game thread, where the masses will come to voice their pleasure/displeasure with the events transpiring on the Worsham Field turf. Please stop in and join us for a very good time.