Gameday Preview - North Carolina

By Pat Rouleau | October 10
Gameday Preview - North Carolina
The weather may not be this nice this afternoon during a top-20 clash between the Hokies and Heels at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Life is good these days. I’m writing this on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Arlington while listening to the Ratatouille score, which is by all accounts, an EXTREMELY underrated movie and soundtrack (shoutout Michael Giacchino) and drinking some water because ya know, hydration is always a ~key play~!! (I do not know if that made sense but it is the thought that counts). Also, something else that makes life feel good is an undefeated, 2-0 Virginia Tech Hokies football team.

Anyways, for the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about the North Carolina game and how genuinely excited I am for this game. I also feel very good about life right now. The NC State game was exciting because it was the first game after roughly ~250 long days without football. Duke was exciting because of the revenge factor from the 2019 game against the Blue Devils.

Today’s game feels different.

Very few things in life are as exciting as games with major conference implications like what we will have in Kenan Memorial Stadium this afternoon. We have ourselves a top-20 matchup and I think this has the potential to be one of the best games on today’s slate.

Matchup:
#19 Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0, 2-0 ACC) vs. #8 University of North Carolina Tar Heels 2-0, 2-0 ACC)

Series History:
24-12-6, in favor of the Hokies.

TV Information:
Coverage Starts: 12:00
Network: ABC
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Roddy Smith

Uniforms - Virginia Tech & North Carolina

#25 Jersey: Kahlil Herbert, RB, Graduate Student

Weather

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For additional reading/listening before the game, courtesy of the Sons & Scribes of Saturday: 

UNC Preview Podcast

Sam Rogers Interview & LOCK$ of Saturday - Week 6

The Lunch Pail Podcast with special guest, Bud Foster

What Does “Being Back” Mean Entirely? - Adam Rothe

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat North Carolina - Ryan Hartman

I’ve Seen This Movie Before: The Story of the 2009 Miami Game - Grayson Wimbish

Three Reasons Why North Carolina Could Beat Virginia Tech - Mike McDaniel

3 for 6 - Mark Reif

Son(g)s of Saturday Playlist

Also, just a friendly reminder of what happened the last time these two teams met:

As always, ask Siri or Alexa (or the DJ at your watch party) to play Enter Sandman so #StartJumping and Let’s Go...

Pat Rouleau

Pat Rouleau

Pat is a 2018 graduate of Virginia Tech where he majored in Public Relations and minored in Business Leadership. He spent three of the best years of his life in Blacksburg and many of those days involved strolls to Lane Stadium and Hokie Grill because ~this degree runs on dunkin~!

When he isn't watching sports, you can find him watching Marvel movies, visiting breweries and hanging out around D.C.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @patrouleau13 and email him at pat.rouleau14@gmail.com.

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