ABSOLUTELY huge upset. This will ignite the anti Boise State sentiment for sure.
OT - James Madison upsets Va Tech
you are right; boise st certainly doesn't come out of this looking good regardless of how they do against oregon st
I teach at JMU and with a win over VT and M beating ND...this...is...the best day of my life.
Shhh! Don't tell my wife or kids!!!
Disappointing loss and yeah, BSU looks less impressive now that they beat a team that lost to a FCS team
VT usually starts off slow though, I am hopeful that this team can fight back and win the ACC
What a joke, Boise St moves up last week in their already inflated poll ranking after barely beating VT, I expect James Madison to be ranked right behind them and set themselves up for the BCS title game if they run the table.
I mean, they can only play their schedule, right?
to the commenter who I made fun of for suggesting that Beamer would be in trouble for losing to BSU. The VT fans have to be getting restless now.
in September this year rather than November...like they usually do.
I've taken a lot of shit from Hokie fans for over a decade since they want to play M in a bowl and whip our ass. I've always remained quiet since I know what goes around...comes around.
Hokies talking shit?
Really? Couldn't be.
Monday will be a maroon-free day all across the state of Virginia. Wouldn't mind being there to see it.
I'll be there to see it. Pics to follow.
This site's really lighting up, huh?
I'm in VA (on the WVU/VT border) and my FIL is a huge Hokie fan. We're always going at it. Two weeks ago I was hearing about how VT would win the national championship and we'd start 0-2.
... When I heard "biggest upset since Appy State/Michigan" in regards to the VT loss today it was extra sweet for me. I doubt I'll be hearing from him for quite awhile.
I was at the game. Even though the weather was a minor factor, VT's OLine was getting blown up at the line of scrimmage. The looked exactly as mediocre as they looked against Boise State. Disgusting.
Huge win for the Dukes today. I am proud that my alma mater is making things difficult for Boise State to get to the NC game.
I don't see how this affects BSU - they played in effect a road game against a top-10 team to start the season and won. I don't think they'll make the NC game, but they took care of business against the team on the field. The fact VaTech lost the next week shouldn't really matter.
that vt wasn't really a top 10 team and what looked like a tough game, may not have been so tough. other than vt and oregon state, boise state will have a degree of difficulty less than a lot of high schools....
I agree that VT looked bad, but if they go on a 10-game win streak I would still consider them a top-10 team. BSU is not going to play for the MNC unless a bunch of teams lose multiple games; but I still give them immense credit for traveling across the country and playing a virtual home game for VaTech this early in the season.
This hurts Boise State in a big way
Oh I am going to LOVE me some TWIS this week.
We're no longer the only ranked team to lose to an FCS team!
Hey Nosce Te Ipsum, how's that confidence in Boise State feeling? Yeah, that awesome team they beat just lost to James Madison. Awesome work.
I actually feel less bad with this than I did with the Horror, because I know VT is a much better team than that game showed. The fact that they hung with BSU and could have beaten the Broncos if one of several plays had gone differently shows that.
With the Horror, you came to realize that the loss wasn't something out of kilter -- that the team really was that bad. That's what made it hurt so much more. VT can run the table in the ACC -- losses by Georgia Tech, Miami, FSU, et al. demonstrate that it's going to be another wacky year in that conference.
There's only one thing for sure: Virginia will still lose to VT at the end of the regular season.