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Previewing Week 9 in DC-area college football.
Three times last season, Virginia Tech trailed by at least 10 points in the first half and came back to win. The most remarkable of those three games was at North Carolina State, where the Hokies were down 17-0 early in the second quarter and won 41-30 — the largest deficit they have ever erased under coach Frank Beamer.
On Sept. 26, 1992, North Carolina State traveled to Kenan Stadium to face rival North Carolina. The Wolfpack's quarterbacks coach that day, Mike O'Cain, still hasn't forgotten the magic he witnessed. Quarterback Terry Jordan completed 23 of 25 passes for 361 yards as N.C. State won 27-20.
Logan Thomas made the plays in leading Virginia Tech to a victory against Miami, something that he didn't happen a week earlier in a loss to Clemson.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer stood in front of his players in the locker room after last Saturday's 23-3 loss to Clemson. The room was somber, as the Hokies just lost by their second-largest margin at home in Beamer's 25 seasons. But Beamer, ever the optimist, attempted to inject some hope.
Virginia Tech's offensive players lined up at Miami's 19-yard line as the clock ticked toward one minute remaining Saturday night. The Hokies, trailing by four, had fourth down and 1 as they tried to again answer Miami's second-half surge. Nothing less than a touchdown would do if Tech wanted to avoid an 0-2 ACC record.
Virginia Tech's offense sputtered all game, the defense got burned more than once and the special teams play was lousy in the Hokies' first real test of the season.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer began his Monday media teleconference by saying he wouldn't discuss injuries — just another sign of how important Saturday's game against Clemson is. The No. 11 Hokies are 4-0 heading into the ACC opener against the No. 13 Tigers (4-0, 1-0 ACC).