I hope everyone bundled up for today, because it’s cold outside. How cold? It’s supposed to be 32 degrees at kickoff with a wind chill of 20. That’s because winds will be blowing at 21 mph. It’s a good thing it will be 70 degrees with no breeze in the press box.
I’m not really sure if this weather is an advantage for either team. With the wind, you’d figure the team that runs the ball better would have an advantage. Well, neither team runs the ball that well. So call it a push.
Here are a few more links to get your gameday started …
** Virginia Tech’s players don’t want to be the ones to end the bowl streak or the winning streak against UVa.
** That eight-game losing streak motivates the Cavaliers, even if they haven’t been around for the entire time.
** Columnist Aaron McFarling writes that the Hokies have to approach this game as though it may be their last this season, an unusual feeling in Blacksburg.
** Who has the edge? I broke it down here, along with a prediction: Virginia Tech 26, Virginia 17. Other predictions: UVa beat writer Doug Doughty: Virginia Tech 27, Virginia 10. McFarling – Virginia Tech 24 Virginia 17.
** Aaron and I recorded another podcast this week. Give it a listen here.
** The injury report was pretty light this week. Safety Michael Cole (neck) is out, although that was already announced. Receiver Kevin Asante (toe) is also out.
** The Hokies say they’re going with the fighting gobbler helmet again, along with orange unis and white pants. Last week they ran a little misdirection with the uniform choice. Are they doing it again?
** The line opened at 10 and held pretty steady all week. That’s where it is heading into the game too.