What's on my mind (not totally related to this game)
There is a lot of talk that the ACC could do away with divisions and move to a rotating schedule. I would hope that the end of divisions would also mean the end of the cross division game. In the post-Beamer era Virginia Tech doesn't have the clear identity they had under their old Legend. I don't know anyone who is excited about them as a program or opponent. Even in Beamer's last days, those games still had some juice.
Three Simple Keys
1. Stop the run. Virginia Tech is not as one-dimensional as we are, but they are close. If we stop their run, we should win.
2. Contain Burmeister on passing plays. Don't allow him to run for positive yards when everyone has dropped into coverage.
3. Get Zay at least seven touches. I said it last week and it remains true. Even if the deep balls are not working, try a sweep or give him a flanker screen or crossing route. Get him the ball in space.
-- The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five games in this series
-- Hafley is 0-1 against the Hokies
-- Fuente is 3-2 vs BC
The current line is BC+3
The Hokies lead the series 19-10
At this point we need to root for Wake. They play UNC this weekend. If they go undefeated and sneak into the playoff, it will be validation that a private school without history or huge revenues or large fan base can make it.
I hope to see...
More of Morehead. He did look lost at times last week, but you can see some future out there (or maybe I am just talking myself into it at this point).
BC is in trouble if...
We have another 10 minute collapse. There is so much going wrong that I haven't harped on the growing pattern of games becoming out of reach in a few short possessions. That is on Hafley to control and it will start with fewer Special Teams mistakes.
I don't feel great about this game. However, I do still trust and like Hafley. I am hoping he figures out a formula this week and BC runs the ball while stopping the Hokies run. This turns into a real old school ground and pound and BC holds on.
Final Score: BC 21, Virginia Tech 17
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