But that's not the only game we're going to be watching...
At noon, the #20 Oklahoma Sooners take on the #2 Texas Longhorns. If the Sooners can manage a win in this years Red River Rivalry, and our Hokies can finish out the season without a second loss, we are likely headed to the National Championship game. Here's the facts:
1) If #3 Alabama and #1 Florida win out, they would play each other in the SEC championship game, eliminating one from the NC pool. This elimination likely occurs if either or both teams lose a game this season.
2) Texas is possibly going to be without it's top 2 RB's after Vondrell McGee and Tre Newton sustained injuries in last weekend's win over Colorado.
3) Oklahoma has Sam Bradford back, and he looked pretty good.
4) Oklahoma's top WR Ryan Broyles may make his return against Texas.
5) With 2 losses already, and one of them being to Miami, it's HIGHLY unlikely that a win against the Longhorns could propel OU back into the National Title conversation, let alone past the Hokies who defeated Miami. Looking at it from the VT perspective, I would much rather have Texas take their first loss to a 2-loss OU than to a one-loss OK St, or an undefeated Kansas.
6) Of the remaining undefeated teams in the top 25, only #11 Iowa, #12 TCU, #17 Kansas and #21 South Florida could have the resumes necessary to climb the rankings and challenge for the #2 spot in the rankings, and even so, they would have to supplant #5 Boise State, who will likely be left on the outside looking in, just as they were in 2007.
7) Texas' official team colors are White and Burnt Orange, the same Burnt Orange our Hokies wear.
So folks, I implore you to wear your maroon this weekend, and find a comfy spot on the couch sometime before noon. We are rooting for two teams this weekend, and both teams will need the support!