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A View from the Sideline: Hokies vs. UNC

Bradburn wears the #25 and thinks about having a great game
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That was special. Or so the “Church Lady” thought. I watched the game on the DVR replay, and then of course spent almost 10 hours copying and editing pictures, just short of 3,200 of them to be more dazed than confused. What I saw, a frame at a time, and trying to remember things as I was moving up and down the field, was how dispirited the UNC team was. Things started out normally. Warm ups were fairly sedate, and the field was a bit on the warm side at about 2:00 in the afternoon.

This picture proved prophetic.
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The field people enter through the West stands’ portal 14, and then down the long stairs to the field entrance. I usually stop before heading down just to see who is coming early, and look at the various inspirational signs that serve as sort of an odd pergola all along the concession areas. Who knew that the TOUCHDOWN TECH sign would become a bit of a prophesy. Maybe I’ll take pictures of it more often.

So this is an empty quiet Lane Stadium Student Section.
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The odd shapes on the bleachers, glittering in the sun, are those chrome orange pompoms that they passed out to the section for Orange Effect. They didn’t need the doohickies because the game was ORANGE! very very ORANGE!

Coleman Fox was quiet and just concentrating on stretches.
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Travon took a break to give me a good smile and wave during his warmup period.

Travon Smiles in the warm October sun
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It was Homecoming so there were lots of visitors on the sideline, Saturday.

Lots of prospects showed, along with tons of alumni for Homecoming
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Bud and the coaches were talking up folks, and discussing things. It was pretty relaxed. Not carefree, but nice and relaxed.

Ricky Walker thinking about having a good game too.
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Thinking about the time drawing near
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The crowd is beginning to get the stadium vibrating
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Travon carries the Rock to open
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Shades of things to get worse for UNC
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Sack #2 UNC struggles out of the gate
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Beamer Ball was going to happen you knew it.
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Big Man With the Scoop and Score
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Touchdown Hokies! Ricky Walker’s first ever.
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Greg Stroman blows by the camera
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And SCORES! 14-0 Hokies and the O is still finding its way
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This was standard coverage on UNC’s receivers
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Might not be so fast but Jackson looking good in the open
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Wyatt Teller’s idea of a double team. Blocks two at one time.
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Phillips on the quick slant
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Andrew Motuapuaka stretches a long way to tip the pass
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To a Waiting Reggie Floyd
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Then Floyd gets the pick, turns around and scores from downtown
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Andrew gets a pick of his own.
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Coleman Fox carries the rock
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Jalen Holston gets his turn to try to score.
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I will leave you with two pictures. One of the most frightening sight on 4th down that a punter can get a glimpse of. The second is my favorite bird.

A most frightening sight on 4th down.
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It’s the Orange Effect Hokie Bird!
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GO HOKIES!!!!!!