Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Duke Game Guide

Virginia Tech vs. Duke

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
Place: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.

Last Meeting: The Hokies beat the Devils, 43-14, in Durham last season...Tech scored 21 points in the second quarter to put the game away...Sean Glennon replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and connected on 16 of 21 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns.

Trends: The Hokies have won their last seven games against Duke...Tech has lost three of its last four games...Tech has won 14 of its last 15 home games...Duke has never won in Blacksburg (0-4)...the Devils have lost four of their last five games, their last four conference games and their last 18 ACC road games.

What to Expect: Pain.

Hokies win if: They don't turn it over and play well on defense.

Blue Devils win if: The Hokies come out flat, stay flat, and give them gift points.

Dot-dot-dots: Five Hokies will be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame this weekend, including former football player Eugene Chung...Virginia Tech is 8-7 all-time against Duke after winning the last seven meetings...the diminutive Cody Grimm has collected 20 of his 48 tackles this season in the last three games...the Hokies have used the same five offensive linemen for all but two plays in the last six games.

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