The women of Virginia Tech return to the field after a ten day hiatus due to the effects of Hurricane Florence. The Hokies face the largest test of their season, traveling to Tallahassee to take on the No. 7 Florida State Seminoles.
Hokies in the NFL
Former VT football great Tyrod Taylor will be leading the Cleveland Browns against Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Last week Taylor put the Browns in a position to earn their first Sunday win in over 1000 days with a 47 yard TD pass to Antonio Callaway. Unfortunately, Gonzalez missed the extra point and the New Orleans Saints were able to drive down the field and kick a field goal, winning 18-21.
Nine Years Ago This Week
Speaking of Tyrod Taylor, this week marks the nine-year anniversary of Virginia Tech’s 16-15 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Throughout the game the Hokies struggled to find any footing on offense and found themselves trailing, 10-15, with 1:20 left to play. During VT’s final drive Tyrod hit wide receiver Danny Coale for an 81 yard reception that set up the go ahead touchdown.
Former Virginia Tech Hokies’ football coach, Frank Beamer, is to be awarded the Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award has been presented by the American Heart Association since 1986. The accord is given in recognition of a coach’s contributions both on and off the field. Congratulations Coach Beamer!