RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Tech Hokies are back on a regular schedule this week after consecutive Thursday night games, while the Virginia Cavaliers are trying to move on from what could have been the second biggest upset in school history Saturday.
Tech beat Pitt 39-36 for its first win at Heinz Field since 1999. In doing so, the Hokies took the lead in the ACC’s Coastal Division with head to head tiebreaker advantages over the Panthers and North Carolina. This week, Virginia Tech heads south to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils. Duke is winless in conference play and occupies the Coastal cellar by itself. The Hokies feel like every road game is a home environment, thanks to great fan attendance on the road.
Virginia deal Florida State its first ever ACC loss in 1995. That was the biggest upset in school history and possibly in the history of the conference. Saturday would have been close to that level, but the Cavaliers gave up a touchdown to #5 Louisville with 17 seconds to play and wound up losing 32-25. Bronco Mendenhall and company will have to shake that off and recover before heading down to Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are a surprising third place in the ACC’s Atlantic Division, ahead of Florida State and others. Former Richmond Head Coach Dave Clawson is now the head coach at Wake Forest.