7:45 PM, ESPN
Nothing will erase the clusterfuck that was the JMU loss. It will be forever enshrined as the lowest point of the Beamer Era. Let's be clear about that.
Let's also be clear that tomorrow VT has the opportunity to follow up that debacle with its longest winning streak since 1999. Will a fourth ACC championship in seven years cleanse the palate of the excrement enchilada served up on a cold, wet Saturday in early September? I don't know. But I'd love to find out.
In our way is our ultimate boogey man, the albatross constantly around our necks. Florida State has pretty much had its way with us since Frank Beamer took over the program. Frank has faced the Seminoles eight times. He's lost seven of them. Usually in bizarre fashion. Like in the 2005 ACC championship game, when a blocked punt gave the Seminoles the momentum to upset the Hokies. Or the 2008 game in Tallahassee when both our first and second string quarterbacks got knocked out of the game. Or the Sugar Bowl for the BCS Championship, when we came roaring back to take the lead in the 3rd quarter, only to watch it all fall apart with one perfect pass from Chris Weinke to Peter Warrick.
There is, in fact, only one Virginia Tech quarterback who has ever managed to notch a win against Florida State under Frank Beamer:
Tyrod Motherfucking Taylor.
Tyrod has played his last game at Lane Stadium. He's got two games left to go as a Hokie. And he's going to do everything in his power to make sure the last game of his collegiate career in in the Orange Bowl. Forget Bryan Stinespring's playcalling. Tyrod Taylor ain't going out like a bitch.
PREDICTION: Virginia Tech 38, Florida State 28