What a way to start a season! The week looked bleak, the roster was melting down, and so was the coaching staff. The North Carolina State Wolfpack was coming to town with no earthquake enduing Hokie crowd, no tailgaters or bands... This was going to be a reach down and pull it out affair. So, the late, short handed, and then shorter handed as the game unfolded. The Virginia Tech Hokies managed to not only to win, but to dominate the NC State Wolfpack in the long delayed 2020 season opener. They did it with an exhausted head coach, surrounded by substitute assistants. Sometimes a team needs to step up, and Saturday September 26, 2020 will be forever known in Hokie lore as the game they brought the mustard.
Bryan and John visit the big win, and look ahead a bit. It was a team win, but there were also some standouts to talk up, and some issues to discuss. No review is worth its salt without complaining about something, right?
This game the Offensive line was amazing, the Defensive line played better than it has in recent years, the linebackers were solid, and the defensive backs were flying around and ball hawking. AND then we get to the Running Backs, Receivers, and Quarterbacks.
Take a listen and take the poll.
So, Who was the Hokie Player of the Game?
This poll is closed
Justus Reed - The Defensive Line was finally excellent
Khalil Herbert - Oh Man! We finally have a backfield and feature back!
Divine Deablo - He’s back, he’s ball hawking and he’s Divine... right?
Quincy Patterson and Braxton Burmeister - Unselfish excellence from both of them... Just outstanding.
Who knows? Maybe after this week, in the high humidity and cool temperatures of a surprise and very strangely quiet prime time Lane Stadium game, the symbol of this season’s effort is going to be a packet of mustard.