Gameday Preview - North Carolina
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.
#19 Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0, 2-0 ACC) vs. #8 University of North Carolina Tar Heels 2-0, 2-0 ACC)
24-12-6, in favor of the Hokies.
Coverage Starts: 12:00
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Roddy Smith
Uniforms - Virginia Tech & North Carolina
Carolina Game Threads 💨🔥— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) October 8, 2020
Turn us up, @Speedy_Heem 🌬#HardHatMentality 👷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/IGHed2hNa9
White helmet, navy jersey, and white britches for this weekend. #CarolinaFootball 🏈 #BeTheOne pic.twitter.com/yDAJC9WXuk— UNC Equipment (@UNCEquipment) October 8, 2020
#25 Jersey: Kahlil Herbert, RB, Graduate Student
JUICE ALERT @JuiceHerbert will be wearing the 2️⃣5️⃣ for the first time on Saturday!— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) October 8, 2020
👉🏽 https://t.co/UOSFYkKcXZ#HardHatMentality 👷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/NRaSyhkhfC
For additional reading/listening before the game, courtesy of the Sons & Scribes of Saturday:
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:
#Hokies,— Sons of Saturday Podcast (@SonsofSat) October 9, 2020
All the vibes from the 2019 6OT EXTRAVAGANZA. pic.twitter.com/e5rljFB3uM