November 8th, 2012 at 7:24 PM ^

Plus Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.  What a game!  Who doesn't want to see the Jags in primetime.

In regards to the AQ-schools game being less entertaining (I happen to agree), I got to thinking when was the last meaningful Thursday night NCAA game?!  I happen to remember some good/great games through the early oughts up to a few years ago.  I can't put my finger on the last "must-see" Thursday night game, though.  Not this season and not last season, for sure.


November 8th, 2012 at 7:53 PM ^

Dustin Hopkins hits a 52 yard FG almost dead center, so it is 3-0 Seminoles after they get stalled at the Virginia Tech 34. 

EDIT: Random Hokie special  teams player dives across the screen to do something....ESPN doesn't bother to pan over so we could see the point of that move. 

DOUBLE EDIT: Logan Thomas throws a 53-yard bomb, and after an incompletion, they are helped out by a defensive PI call. Virginia Tech then nearly does something brilliant with Thomas and running, but alas, a holding call on the Hokies...

TRIPLE EDIT: Oh, what could have been. We had an exchange of FGs instead. 3-3 now. BIG TENNNN! Oh, wait...


November 8th, 2012 at 8:13 PM ^

but I would like to see these guys become much more so, possibly develop some halftime routines. Also, they should introduce themselves before the games, say what their hobbies are. If it weren't so impersonal fans might not become so antagonistic toward them. 


November 8th, 2012 at 8:29 PM ^

After an unimpressive drive which focused on getting the running game started, the Hokies recover a muffed punt and get a second shot at potentially making this a 10-6 game. 

Another rush gets stopped for a loss for VT, and then they manage to get to the FSU 26 to attempt another FG. 

...and the FG misses. 6-3 Seminoles still. Frank Beamer is left studying the grass on the sideline.

EDIT: ESPN has some epic play-by-play there..."Option....Manuel....nothing". Right up there with "Fly ball.....caught"


November 8th, 2012 at 8:56 PM ^

Wow. An actual TD in this game with under 3 minutes to go in the half. Corey Fuller takes it in on a nice little wheel route mere steps from being out of bounds. 10-6 Hokies. The way defense has been played in this game in concert with the generally Sisyphian effort that getting into the end zone has been, this might be the score for a while now...

....and I was wrong. Nice reception for a TD on virtually non-existent pass coverage. Manuel was 4-4 on the drive. 13-10 Seminoles. 


November 9th, 2012 at 9:07 AM ^

Some true facts about Monroe, Louisiana.

-- Has multiple drive-through dacquiri stores within blocks of the campus.

-- Home of the 3d largest phone company in America.  (Can you name it?)

-- Earlier in 2012, hosted Miss Teen Louisiana competittion.

Srsly don't know how they can't compete in recruiting with LSU.