Appalachian State at Virginia Tech
by, 09-03-2011 at 12:17 PM (883 Views)
BLACKSBURG, Va. — You have to wonder what is going on at one of the country's most renown technological colleges when the wireless Internet runs at a slower speed than dial-up.
Such is the problem at Virginia Tech on the opening Saturday of the college football season as the FCS-No. 13-ranked Hokies take on the No. 2 ranked team in FCS, Appalachian State.
To tell the truth, the problems of the Virginia Tech Internet — being blamed on too much usage by fans in the stands — kind of symbolizes the struggles of the Mountainers in the first quarter of this game.
On the second play from scrimmage, All-American quarterback DeAndre Presley missed a handoff and fumbled the ball to Virginia Tech.
One play later, the Hokies' dynamic running back David Wilson dashed 20 yards for a touchdown to give Tech a 7-0 lead, just 47 seconds into the game.
ASU gave up huge junks of yardage on the Hokies' second possession, but stiffened to hold Tech to a 28-yard Cody Journell field goal, but Josh Oglesby rumbled four yards on the next Tech drive — following a long punt return to the Mountaineer 25 — to extend the lead to 17-0 in the first quarter.
After losing to James Madison 21-16 last year, Virginia Tech looks like it has come out with enough fire to avoid being embarrassed by an FCS team again.
Unless ASU gets its offense going, it could be a very long day for the Mountaineers.