Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech will meet in their football season openers in 2024 and 2025, the schools announced Tuesday.
Will ETSU go with freshman Trey Mitchell, who has started most of the season, or Tyler Riddell, who completed 8 of 12 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in last weekend’s 38-33 win over Mercer?
“It was great to do it in this fashion, to be able to run the ball, record-breaking, but we got a conference win. This was our last chance to get it. We got a win for these seniors. Now they got a good memory to think about.”
Giving outgoing longtime defensive coordinator Bud Foster a shutout was special for Caleb Farley and the Virginia Tech defense. The fact the shutout came against Georgia Tech was a bonus.
Quay Holmes rushed for a school-record 255 yards, scored three TDs and reached a couple of other milestones in ETSU’s 38-33 Southern Conference win over Mercer on Saturday.
Virginia Tech will be going for its fourth straight ACC win on Saturday when the Hokies visit Georgia Tech.
ETSU’s final chance at a Southern Conference win comes Saturday at 1 p.m. against Mercer at Greene Stadium.
“Our team plays hard. The effort is there, the intensity is there, but sometimes it’s our attention to detail, doing it every single play.”
Watch an East Tennessee State football game these days and you’d swear you’ve seen it all before.
Several football players from Kingsport currently are showcasing their talents at the collegiate level, and Dobyns-Bennett alumnus Ivan Phillips is leading the way.
Jarrett Guarantano threw two third-quarter touchdown passes for the lead that Tennessee’s defense preserved with a late goal-line stand, helping the Vols rally past Kentucky 17-13 on Saturday night.
Bud Foster has been at Virginia Tech 33 seasons, and the Hokies honored their retiring defensive coordinator before Saturday’s game against No. 22 Wake Forest. Then during the game, Foster showed why he deserved the recognition.
Persevering through rough stretches this football season has helped Kentucky and Tennessee remain hopeful of becoming bowl eligible.
Emotions will be running high when Virginia Tech faces Atlantic Coast Conference rival Wake Forest on Saturday at Lane Stadium.
Monday is usually the time of the week to look ahead for East Tennessee State football coach Randy Sanders, but he couldn’t help but look back at the way his team lost its latest game.