The Virginia Tech Hokies have owned the Commonwealth Cup for an impressive 13 years. You can go ahead and make it 14, as the Hokies’ defense completely dominated the Virginia Cavaliers. The game was a defensive battle from the beginning, and the Hokies were up to the task. The low scoring first half was punt heavy, the only score came via a Brian Johnson 30 yard field goal.
The Hokies offense went to work early in the third quarter. Josh Jackson found TE, Chris Cunningham, wide open on a 8 yard scoring strike. It was 10-0 with 12:44 remaining in the third quarter. The Virginia Tech offense looked very conservative, and there were rumblings on twitter that the first team to score a TD would win. Virginia Tech was featuring a ton of young talent, especially at WR. Hezekiah Grimsley had some huge catches for the Hokies in the second half. Brian Johnson had a chance to make it 13-0 with 9:27 left in the game but missed a 32 yarder. Virginia took full advantage on the ensuing possession.
UVA put together their best drive of the game, but that school up north kept giving Virginia Tech help. There was a pass completion that was over turned after review, and an untimely unsportsmanlike that forced the Hoos to punt. The Hokies took over with seven and change left in the game, and put together an impressive time consuming drive. The game was chippy as hell, and Virginia lost the “keep your head” battle.
The Hokies improve to 9-3, and await bowl selection....