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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Willie Byrn
Senior Willie Byrn set a high bar for the 2014 Hokies at ACC media days.
Distilled to its essence, Beamer Ball consists of making big plays in all three facets of the game. When the great Virginia Tech teams were doing just that, it was a confirmation of what Beamer spoke of Saturday: the presence of chemistry, trust and togetherness.
Logan Thomas ran 2 yards for a touchdown and then ran for the 2-point conversion in the third overtime Saturday, as Virginia Tech overcame a sloppy performance and beat Marshall 29-21.
Junior receiver Willie Byrn said the coaching staff's distaste for the Pittsburgh streak has been apparent this week.
"You can certainly sense a little bit of ... just a revenge factor," Byrn said. "I don't know about all four games, but certainly last year. All of our players were there last year so we just want to go out there and beat them and give them a little taste of what they gave us last year."