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Fight for Old DC is a blog covering all sports in and around the District. Main focus will be on the Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, United, and Hokies (I know they aren't DC, but it's my alma mater). Enjoy!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Week Five: Spankin' Dook

There isn't a whole lot to say about this one today. There's a reason why it's 8:09 AM and I'm just now posting about the matchup. Tech has no business losing this game. Even in a down year, Duke should be a cakewalk. The stadium will be full of Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange, and the Blue Devils just don't have the size, speed or depth to hang with the Hokies. Their offensive line is atrocious, and their quarterback situation is unsettled. Tech is rolling with momentum from de-pantsing Miamuh. However, this is a team that only gave up one touchdown to the Hokie offense last season, and their defense is improved. Time for Stiney to prove he can churn out a week-to-week performance. Here's what to watch for:
  • Jason Worilds' sack total. As I said, their O-line is horrendous, and he should be Thad's buddy most of the afternoon.
  • A big play from Cody Grimm. He deserves it. Maybe he can tie up Matt Reidy for career touchdowns this week.
  • Tyrod's completion percentage and overall efficiency mixing the pass and the run. He needs to show he can do what he did last week on a regular basis too.
  • David Wilson's rushing yards. He should give Ryan Williams a good amount of rest this week to prep for a FAR better Boston College defense.
I disagree on the blocked kick notion that everyone else is going with this week, but I am calling a Dyrell or Jayron return deep into Duke territory or a touchdown. Hokies take it in a shutout (feels like it's been too long since that happened).

Hokies 37
Dook 0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has been far too long since we've posted a shutout. I had to go all the way back to 2006. Yikes!