In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, the line for the football game against Wake Forest has moved, the men’s soccer team drops a heartbreaker to a nationally ranked team, and more.
Virginia Tech remains the favorite against Wake Forest
Six days ago, the Virginia Tech football team opened as an underdog for Saturday’s (Oct. 14) Homecoming Game against Wake Forest. As expected, the line moved during the week, but it moved in favor of the Hokies, who are now a slight favorite to beat the Demon Deacons.
According to DraftKings, Virginia Tech is a 1.5-point favorite to beat Wake Forest at Lane Stadium in their final game before their much-needed bye week. The Demon Deacons are coming off of a loss last weekend at Clemson, 17-12, to drop to 3-2, while the Hokies are at 2-4 following last weekend’s, 39-17, loss at Florida State.
The Wake Forest game will be broadcast on the ACC Network beginning at 3:30 with Chris Cotter handling the play-by-play, Mark Herzlich as the analyst, and Sherree Burruss as the sideline reporter. This is the third game on the ACC Network for the Hokies this season and they won their previous two, 36-17, over Old Dominion in the season opener and two weeks ago, 38-21, over Pittsburgh.
Men’s soccer drops close match to nationally ranked Notre Dame
Friday night, the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team kicked off Homecoming Weekend against eighth-ranked Notre Dame, losing 1-0 on a second-half goal. In the 72nd minute, Matthew Roou scored off a thrown-in to supply the Irish with the only goal needed to secure an ACC victory on the road.
Despite the loss, the Hokies managed to carry a good amount of the play and had 14 shots attempted at the Notre Dame net. With the loss, Virginia Tech dropped to 3-5-4 overall and 2-3-1 in the ACC, while Notre Dame improved to 9-1-3 and remained unbeaten in the ACC at 5-0-1. Tech returns to the pitch Tuesday night against Queens (Charlotte) on the road.
College basketball season begins in…… 23 days
The college basketball season for Virginia Tech opens in 23 days when the men and women host a doubleheader. The women host High Point on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., followed by the men hosting Coppin State at 8. The hoop season can’t get here quickly enough.