Nov 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) hands the ball off to running back Khalek Shepherd (23) during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Look ahead to UVA
This Friday, the Hokies take on their bitter rivals in UVA. The Hokies need a win in this game to get bowl eligible. The Cavaliers are in the same situation needing a win to get to a bowl game. The Hokies will need to forget about the devastation caused by their loss last weekend.
UVA is a better team than Wake Forest, therefore, it would stand to reason that the Hokies will need to play much better. The fact is the Hokies need this game to salvage some respectability out of this season. Plus, the extra month of practice couldn’t hurt either.
Beating the Cavaliers is usually not too tall of a task, as the Hokies have won the last 11 straight Commonwealth Cups. However, with our offensive woes, the Hokies will be up against the wall as UVA has a formidable pass rush. This game is going to be a defensive battle and more than likely will come down to which offensive line can protect their quarterback the best.
The rivalry is always a huge part of the matchup and home field advantage plays a huge part in the outcome. The fans will need to be loud and rowdy Friday evening and make the visit by the Cavaliers an uncomfortable one. A win on Friday will go a long way towards making this season not a complete loss.