Georgia Tech’s fortunes have nosedived in recent years when it come to success against teams that the Jackets have historically beaten up on (Duke and Clemson, anybody?), but the past two seasons have yielded an opposite trend for the Virginia Tech series. The Jackets are 2-0 against third-year head coach Justin Fuente, an especially surprising mark given his lofty expectations and the fact that Virginia Tech looks like a stronger team on paper just about every year. This time around, Fuente wants his team to “stick together” against the Jackets — something that would be a first for sure.
Ken Sugiura brings us five things to know before tonight’s game kicks off, chief among which is the giant question mark that is Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis. Willis took over after a season-ending injury to incumbent starter Josh Jackson, who was arguably the best quarterback in the Coastal before sustaining his broken fibula. If you remember back to 2016, we beat the Hokies in Blacksburg with backup Matthew Jordan. Hopefully this won’t be a revenge performance from them.
Actually, I’m going to leave you today with the highlights from that 2016 game. And the 2017 game. And the 2014 game, actually. We won all of those.
Let’s carry that momentum. Please?