Over the past couple of seasons, the Virginia Tech football team has not been a part of ESPN College Football Gameday. One reason why the Hokies have not been a part of their that week being the center of attention with the crew in the city they are playing in. Despite being on their bye week, the Hokies were part of College Gameday Saturday in a unique way from the set in Columbus, Ohio, where they were for the Big Ten clash between Penn State and Ohio State.
Virginia Tech was the Aflac trivia question on Saturday from Columbus
Each week, there is an Aflac trivia question that is asked and this week, it was the Hokies that were the answer. The question was, “Who was the last FBS team to average fewer than 300 yards per game and win 10 games?”
The answer was the 2006 Virginia Tech Hokies who went 10-3 overall and 6-2 in the ACC under former coach Frank Beamer. After going 10-2 in the regular season, the Hokies lost in the Peach Bowl, 31-24, to the University of Georgia. Their two regular season losses that season were to Georgia Tech and Boston College.
College Gameday was big for the Hokies when Beamer was in charge in Blacksburg, but they have fallen on some hard times over the last couple of seasons. Second-year coach Brent Pry and his staff are in charge of bringing the program back to the Beamer days and when that happens, you can bet that College Gameday and ESPN will be back in Blacksburg.