Fighting Gobbler Predicts Hokies vs Buckeyes


Aug 30, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies tight end Ryan Malleck (88) and linebacker Derek Di Nardo (41) lead the team onto the before the game against the William & Mary Tribe at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The showdown in Columbus is almost here as wer are only a few hours away from kickoff between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The hype has been building for this game as both teams are looking to get a big win this week in what is the Hokies’ toughest regular season game and the Buckeyes’ toughest game before their showdown with Michigan State.

These are the type of non-conference games that we will see more and more over the next few years with these two playing once again next year on Labor Day Night in Blacksburg. However, what matters is the game tonight in what could be a game that could put the Hokies in position to start making a run at a spot in the first College Football Playoff with a win.

Now, it’s time for our Fighting Gobbler predictions for the showdown between the Hokies and the Buckeyes.

Joe Vitulli

In this first ever match-up between Ohio State and Virginia Tech, it will be the defenses who lock horns and control the game for the entire first half.  Then in the third quarter, mistakes turn the tide in favor of the Hokies thanks to an interception returned for a touchdown by Brandon Facyson. The Hokies grind it out from that point on, throwing the ball just twice in the second half and controlling the clock.  Hokies win a squeaker 13-9.

Dwight Lester

This is first of many games that Hokie fans have circled on their schedules.  This matchup between the Buckeyes and the Hokies is one of the more anticipated games of the weekend.  The defenses will shine in this game as both signal callers are new and just last week started their first games for each respective teams.

This game will be determined by which quarterback makes the least amount of mistakes.  Hokie fans, we have the more experienced signal caller and Michael Brewer will be the difference in the game.  The Hokies take a nail bitter in “The Shoe” 21-17.  2-0 and and feeling fine.

Tim Thomas

This is the big showdown that Hokie fans have been waiting for a while and it has now arrived. Both teams recognize that this is a big game with both teams having a good opportunity to boost their chances to get to the College Football Playoff.

Michael Brewer is a smart quarterback that will do a good job of managing the game and avoiding stupid risks which will be key in a tough environment. The Hokies’ secondary is arguably the best in college football and that will cause some major issues for Ohio State’s freshman QB J.T. Barrett. This will be a close game but the Hokies will win the turnover margin and get enough points to pull off the upset. The Hokies win 20-14 and jump into the top 25.