All the blind rage about the VT Game is infuriating. They may be the best defense we play this year, possibly better than MSU. Their offense is no slouch either, although it was embarrassing watching them convert 3rd and long repeatedly in the first half. They could be a top ten team by the end of the season, and will likely play FSU in the ACC title game as a matchup of undefeated teams. Let's not forget that the defense only surrendered 7 points in the second half, and those were due to a very suspect PI call (should have been Offensive PI if anything, our guy was going for the ball and theirs was turned around). The defense came up with every stop it needed to in the second half. Our offense will not be tested again until PSU (maybe) and MSU, and we have plenty of time to fix the issues at hand. I'm a believer that gameplanning for Navy really set us back in developing what we need to do going forward, and having a resurgent VT team the following week was always setting us up for the upset.
Bright Side: At best, this loss was our "Notre Dame" of the season, except that VT has way more upside this year than Notre Dame did last year. If somehow VT wins the ACC and makes it into the playoff, this game doesn't look quite as bad, particularly given the fact that if the officials get things right (PI non-calls our way, suspect calls the other) and we make a field goal, we win this game despite how poorly we played. And if we play that poorly and still had a chance to win, against that caliber of an opponent, the B1G needs to watch out this year because we are going to steamroll through.