Wednesday: David Wilson’s list o’ goals as NFL season dawns; Reader nails Hokies prediction; Crowded AL East
Just as he did at Virginia Tech, Giants rookie running back David Wilson has compiled a list of goals for the season. They are:
-Average 5.0 yards per carry.
-Score 10 touchdowns.
-Make at least one play of 20 or more yards per game.
-Compile six 100-yard rushing games.
-Allow no sacks.
-Lose no fumbles.
“When everybody else knows, it’s just that much more that lets me know I’ve got to achieve it, and it puts that much more pressure on me,” Wilson tells the NorthJersey.com. “And I kind of like that feeling.”
He’ll get started on the strivin’ tonight.
MARK BERMAN HAS A FOLLOW-UP STORY ON THE HOKIES from their 20-17 overtime victory over Georgia Tech with reaction from players. You can read that here.
-Here’s Andy’s report card.
-Kudos to Shaun, who posted this prescient thought on the blog last Thursday: What a good thing VT has Journell back because this one comes down to a kick. I have VT winning 13-10. The weather could be a factor as some forecasts are calling for rain now too. I believe it will be a real close low scoring game. VT will have to be really good on D this game because I don’t see the offense giving them any breathing room. It could be one mistake on defense costs VT the game.
-Nice job, Shaun. I’m proud of my prediction (17-14 GT, which was right until the final drive) but yours was the best. When I look at predictions, I don’t think the score matters so much as how close you come to capturing the tenor of the game, and you nailed it.
-A replay of the game will be shown at 7 p.m. on CSN.
-The Orioles continue to amaze, whipping the Blue Jays 12-0 to pull into a tie for the AL East lead with the Yankees, who once held a 10-game lead in the division. Lurking are the Rays, just 1.5 games back of Baltimore and New York. Should be an awesome stretch drive to watch. The O’s host the Yankees for four starting tomorrow night.
-When the recruiting feeding frenzy started at Penn State, UVa opted to stay out of it. Cavs are a 10-point favorite for Saturday’s home game against the Nittany Lions.
-If you got waxed at cornhole at the opening night tailgate and want to hone your skills, join our own hokie24 and his crowd down at Colonial Downs OTB in Vinton at 7 tonight. I promise you’ll have fun no matter how good you are. Bring $5 plus some (optional) beer money.
NAME THAT TUNE
Hey two plus two is always four
And down is south and up is north
And thirty-two degrees is freezing cold
You play with fire you wind up burned
The early bird gets the worm
But the only thing you really need to know is…