Once bitter BIG EAST rivals, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are rekindling a rivalry that has been dormant since 2005 when the two squads meet at FedExField.
As always, scroll on down for the live blog. I would like to say a close game, with West Virginia winning.
A new season of Virginia Tech football means new faces.
As many as six different Mountaineer running backs could see playing time against the Hokies, including the two true freshmen - Tevin Bush and Alec Sinkfield.
This should be a nice way to end the weekend with two bowl teams knocking heads against one another.
- Beamer 1, Nehlen 0 in coin flips. Both the Hokies and Mountaineers were due to earn that much for the game.
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Virginia Tech finished 10-4 last season but finished strong. For West Virginia to come out with a win, the offense must get in a rhythm early often through the air and on the ground.
At halftime, Virginia Tech led WVU 10-7. This will be just Tech's EIGHTH meeting against a team from the current Big 12 in its 125-year history of football, the last instance coming in 2008 against Kansas in the Orange Bowl. Although past PED usage was a concern, fans welcomed Grier with open arms and expectations ran high prior to Sunday's opener against Virginia Tech.
Mark Thurston of the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. Sunday's game will only be the fourth time that both Virginia Tech and West Virginia will play while both are ranked in the AP Top 25. Grier has showed nothing but promise in spring and fall practices, but the fact that he has not played in a collegiate game in nearly two years sparks some debate about whether or not he'll be same the quarterback he was during the first half of the 2015 season at Florida.
West Virginia will still have Will Grier, who left Florida after a PED suspension. With a thin receiving corps and Grier not having played since 2015, Foster will have a defensive game plan focused on disrupting Grier's timing and accuracy with a solid secondary that includes redshirt junior safety Terrell Edmunds and senior cornerback Brandon Facyson.
The game is on your local ABC affiliate at 7:30 p.m. EST Watch it with me.