The Hokies are about a touchdown favorite over Cincinnati for Saturday’s 3:30 kick at the Redskins’ FedEx Field. And the Hokies are seeking redemption in a roundabout sort of way. The Bearcats pounded a Pitt team that turned around and pounded the Hokies two weeks ago.
The Hokies have come to expect that they'll get everyone's best shot, which is no surprise since they've won the ACC in 4 of their first 8 years in the league.
Playing with a target on their backs is something the Virginia Tech is embracing entering its last non-conference game of the season.
“I definitely expect it, especially since we came from the Big East first of all, and we're playing against a good opponent that we played before in the Orange Bowl,” quarterback Logan Thomas said. “So I think a lot of it is just based on our past history but at the same time people play us tough just because of our name and we would have it no other way. So yeah I expect them to have this game circled as a big one, but we also need to have it circled as a big one because it helps us get better and it helps us get to where we wanna go.”