There were some really great images for this particular game. It was a contest dedicated to Coach Bud Foster, and his 33 years building and running the Lunch Pail Defense. For those of you who have come to Lane Stadium there are honor banners placed along the North End Zone side of the stadium, they have names like Frank Loria, Carroll Dale, Michael Vick, Frank Beamer, and now there is a special banner. It doesn’t have a number, just a graphic of an old beat up blue collar worker’s lunchbox, and the name of it’s creator, Bud Foster.
This one would be sort of prophetic. Robinson ended up doing sterling return work in the game.
The new Quarterback 2-deep.
Jovann Quillen warming up.
It’s the big men’s turn to get warm on a cold Blacksburg afternoon.
Like to see them warming up, thinking about things, getting ready.
Doug Nester is the starting right tackle. He’s also a true Freshman.
Sort of an odd look from the coach on this entrance.
First play from scrimmage for the Hokies was a fast developing jet.
Yes, Hooker’s ability to run was a difference maker in this game.
OKAY.. This was a penalty on the first defensive series of the game, but Dashawn Crawford put Wake’s Center on notice. Not going to be a good game for you...
Dax drives in for a TFL on a blitz
Pressure was critical. Newman just didn’t have the time to think of much of anything, and his line was so collapsed and chopped up that he only had a couple of good opportunities the entire game. He did make what he could, but he didn’t have much to work with.
The RPO Pop Pass that actually worked until Terius Wheatly forgot to cover up the ball near the end of the run, and got it hammered out. Wake’s defense was taking ball hammer shots all evening, and it took a bit of persuasion and then concentration for Tech to quit coughing up the ball.
Keshawn King is cornering. He had a good game on the outside.
Javeon Becton was also eating the Right Tackle’s dinner when he was in. Newman gets buried again.
Damon Hazelton had a solid game. There won’t be tons of kudos but his presence on game day is a serious difference maker in any game. He made the difference several times on Saturday.
Jarrod Hewitt got in the QB sack business, too.
Big Man Pick-Off
Starts with heavy pressure by TyJuan Garbutt who was absolutely eating up the right tackle all evening.
Dashawn Crawford drops back into coverage. The zone blitzes are completely flummoxing Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman for almost the entire game.
Oh is this going to be a Big Man Touchdown?
See what it ‘s like to try to cover Hazelton with a camera. He’s gone by you in a flash.
Sometimes you just want to study what’s going on in the scrum.
Reggie Floyd gets a hammering breakup with a nice clean open field tackle.
TyJuan Garbutt just really wanted to make Jamie Newman’s day a bad one. This was the tip and disrupted pass that Dax picked off and sealed the game.
And this is the Hendon Hooker Express that scored the capping touchdown.
And the Hokie Bird grinding for 36 pushups.
And Bud being carried off the sidelines on to the field to celebrate after the solid win.
More about the game over the next day and a half, but starting Thursday it’s all about Georgia Tech and the need for some serious vengeance.