Kings of Thursday 

October, 12, 2006
10/12/06
11:39
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The Va. Tech Hokies are like the latter day Oakland Raiders. Or at least when it comes to excelling when everyone is watching, they are. The Raiders, especially under John Madden, were the Kings of Monday night. Frank Beamer's boys are the Kings of Thursday night having won 11 in a row. They are also 5-0 on the road on Thursday nights.

The Hokies are 12-1 overall in these ESPN games. The lone setback though came 11 years ago against BC, 20-14, in Blacksburg, Va. I was in Blacksburg last year when Tech smoked BC at Lane Stadium, where it seemed like every Eagle with the exception of LB Brian Toal was totally intimidated. Tech held the BC ground attack to 27 yards on 21 carries and won 30-10.

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