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  • 757 dials winning drive

    It wasn't the first time Dyrell Roberts had seen Tyrod Taylor wave his hands around like a madman, so when Taylor started directing traffic on what would become the game-clinching play Saturday in Virginia Tech's 16-15 win against Nebraska, Roberts knew...
  • Unbelievable finish: Virginia Tech's miracle comeback nips Nebraska

    Unbelievable finish: Virginia Tech's miracle comeback nips Nebraska
    The play was called Tiger-93, and it seemed doomed from the start. In a way, having quarterback Tyrod Taylor throw in the direction of a wide receiver that had run the wrong route would've been the perfect way to end a game where No. 13 Virginia Tech's...
  • Virginia Tech's Taylor is coolly maturing at quarterback

    Virginia Tech's Taylor is coolly maturing at quarterback
    As quarterback Tyrod Taylor discussed No. 5 Virginia Tech's suddenly potent offense after last Saturday's 34-26 win at Duke, he didn't bat an eyelash as he talked about all the elements that went into it: trust, maturity and understanding. His calm...
  • Even the Hokies' lapses turn golden

    Ryan Williams gathered the handoff and darted toward the assigned hole. There Virginia Tech's tailback prodigy encountered a 245-pound roadblock. With Boston College linebacker Mike McLaughlin in his path, Williams reversed course, sprinted to the left...
  • For Roberts, speed kills

    By the time Virginia Tech returner Dyrell Roberts sees the ball in the air on a kickoff, he already has gone through the mental checklist of what he needs to accomplish. Secure it, run in the direction of his blockers, find a seam and get to midfield. In...
  • Bowl breakdown

    Offense It all starts with the running game for both teams, as Tech's Ryan Williams (1,538 yards rushing) and Tennessee's Montario Hardesty (1,306 yards) will draw much of the defensive attention. In the last nine games, Tennessee quarterback Jonathan...
  • Three keys to Tech win

    1. Break a big one Jayron Hosley and Smithfield product Dyrell Roberts could provide enormous boosts in this area. Tennessee is 70th in the nation in punt-return yardage defense (9.8 yards per return) and 89th in kickoff-return yardage defense (22.84...
  • Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB

    Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB
    All the convincing Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring needed that his starting quarterback had finally come of age came in September during a 90-second span. Tyrod Taylor has spent the last 3 1/2 months of his junior season proving...
  • Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14

    Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14
    Quarterback Tyrod Taylor made a habit of coming up with a few big plays just when Virginia Tech needed it this season. He did it again in a most unexpected fashion Thursday night in Tech's 37-14 win against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Though...
  • Virginia Tech has good reason to be excited for 2010

    As much as Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer wanted to enjoy Thursday night's 37-14 Chick-fil-A Bowl win against Tennessee, he couldn't resist looking to the future when asked after the game about prospects for next season. With 12 starters expected to...
  • Bay Rivers District football: 20 years, 20 great players

    Bay Rivers District football: 20 years, 20 great players
    The Bay Rivers District begins its 21st football season on Friday, when five teams kick off 2010 against non-conference opponents. Before moving on to the next 20 years of district football, let's take a look back at 20 great players from the district's...