Virginia Tech Hokies Game Preview: We Want A Cupcake

By Rakin Hamad (@RakkAttackk)


Virginia Tech (0-1) vs. Western Carolina (0-1)


The Virginia Tech Hokies will have their home opener on Saturday versus the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Catamounts lost their first game versus Middle Tennessee, and are a FCS team that plays FBS teams like Virginia Tech to get money. The Hokies should have no problems versus the Catamounts.


Western Carolina:


Western Carolina is led by two quarterbacks, Troy Mitchell and Eddie Sullivan, whom both look for junior WR Karnorris Benson often. Last game Mitchell threw for 161 yards, while Benson hauled in 4 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. Western Carolina started their last game versus Middle Tennessee down 31-3. The Catamounts are looking to pull off a huge upset, one like Appalachian State beating Michigan in 2007. The Catamounts head coach Mark Speir was an assistant coach at Appalachian State during that upset.


Virginia Tech:


The Hokies are coming off a 25 point loss to Alabama, but there is still optimism in Blacksburg. The Hokies’ defense looked dominant at times, and their running game was good. This week running back J.C. Coleman is probable and will help Trey Edmunds carry the load. It will be interesting to see how the Hokies split the carries between the two running backs. The Hokies should have their 2010 home opener loss versus the FCS program James Madison in the back of their minds and come out and dominate on Saturday.


Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 44 – Western Carolina 7