Sunday, December 2, 2007

HOKIES WIN DR. PEPPER BOWL

The AP report says Sean Glennon threw three touchdown passes, outshining Boston College star Matt Ryan and leading the No. 6 Hokies to a 30-16 victory over the Eagles (No. 11 BCS, No. 12 AP) in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday.

That’s true, but the real story is that Bud Foster, his defense and the Hokie Special Teams won yet another game. At halftime, Foster figured out the Eagles’ shotgun formation that had moved the ball up and down the field the entire first half. Not so in the second. The Hokies held All-ACC QB Matt Ryan without a touchdown pass for the first time this year.

The special teams blocked an extra point (Duane Brown, pictured), and returned it for two critical points that allowed the Hokies to pull even at half time. The second half was all maroon and white.

Once again, the Hokies closed out an opponent with turnovers and big plays late in the fourth quarter. And once again, Tyrod Taylor made a huge play when needed.

Although they are headed for the Orange Bowl by all accounts to play old Big East rival WVU – who knows what will happen with the Bee Cee Mess – but the ultimate final game for the Hokies would be v. LSU.


Either way, revenge is sweetest served cold.
(AP Photo/Phil Coale and Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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