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VT vs. Duke—Where Do We Go From Here?
Posted By Frank Sullivan On Oct 11 2012 @ 4:32 pm In Virginia Tech | No Comments
Two things happened last Saturday in the ACC that jumped out as unusual. First, the Hokies went to Chapel Hill, NC and got rolled up and kicked out of town to the tune of a 48-34 final score. It was the type of performance that some Hokies fans expected, given the teams problems leading up to the game. Then I came to find that Duke, the Virginia Tech’s next opponent, blasted fellow ACC coastal resident UVA 42-17 (a 17-14 game at the half), moving to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in ACC play. That’s good enough for the Blue Devil’s best start since they started 7-0 during the ’94 season. So now, the question for most Hokie fans isn’t, how do we save this season? But rather, how bad will this get?
A year ago Duke gave the Hokies one of their closest conference games of the season in Durham. VT escaped with a 14-10 victory. This year with a better record, a more potent offense, and momentum on their side the Devils will come into Blacksburg thinking upset the whole way.
What to Watch For
I’ve been almost as bad at predicting these games as the Hokies have been at winning them this season. But I’ll go out on a limb and go with Tech taking care of this hot Duke team at home. What they do when the schedule gets really tough is another story, but for now they’ll get on the positive side of .500 and live to fight another day.
Prediction: VT 27 – Duke 24
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