Monday, September 22, 2008

VEGAS WAS WRONG

HOKIES 20, HEELS 17

It does happen once in a awhile.

The Tar Heels opened as 1.5 favorites, and the so called wise guys bet enough to move the line to 3 points by game time. Not so wise after all.

The Tar Heels got off to a good start, but ultimately learned that rebuilding is never quite as easy as the Rutgers blowout made it look. Good teams are good teams and, in spite of all the whining and crying from Hokie fans worldwide, Virginia Tech is still a good team. The Hokies need to improve their passing game, but they’re still a tough out.

UNC got off to a fast start, but the Hokies kept plodding.

The Tar Heels didn’t do themselves any favors with 14 penalties for 121 yards -- including a pair on third down to extend the Hokies' first TD drive -- while committing four turnovers. One interception, with the ball at the Tech five in the fourth quarter, was particularly glaring.

All of the miscues were made worse when Carolina lost quarterback T.J. Yates to an ankle injury in the third quarter.

Tech did what they had to do to win the game -- a hallmark of Beamer's squad.

(Photos: Steve Dykes/Getty Images and Zeke Smith/CarolinaBlue.com)

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