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Halloween Hokies Take On Louisville

By Justin Cates | October 30
Hewitt Pregame min
Courtesy: Zach Lantz.

A tough road loss to Wake Forest last week left an unpleasant taste on every Hokie palate. That will be covered up this Saturday by candy and your beverage of choice. There's a full moon on Halloween as the Hokies head to Louisville for the first time since Antonio Freeman was a sophomore and the team finished 2-8-1.

Clearly a lot has changed since then but Tech will wear a similar uniform combination to combat Louisville's creepy blackout efforts. Don't worry, the Hokies have plenty of spooky stuff to counter with.

Sleep with one eye open indeed.

Look for plenty of explosive plays on the ground in this outing. Louisville's Javian Hawkins is second among P5 running backs with 20 runs of 10 or more yards. Tech's Khalil Herbert is right on his heels with 19 of his own.

Time to rest up for the weekend as I give you my Halloween costume complete with mediocre acting. Apologies to the great Bob Uecker. We make picks for Virginia Tech-Louisville as well as the suddenly very interesting Clemson-Boston College game.

Be safe and as always enjoy the games!


My Dad graduated from Tech in 1981 and I’ve been attending Virginia Tech sporting events since I first moved to Blacksburg in 1988. I myself graduated in 2008 with a Communication degree. During my time as a student I was the Sports Director for WUVT and helped establish and run Planet Blacksburg, an independent student-run news website. I’ve since written for numerous publications including SBNation, Inside The ACC, and Sports Illustrated's AllHokies. Currently, I host The Justin Cates Show in addition to other contributions here at Sons of Saturday and various other sites as the need arises. I now live in a fortified compound in upstate New York with my wife and numerous animals. The smell of popcorn makes me think of Cassell.

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