Austin Peay Governors vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
1:30 PM ET, September 8, 2012
Lane Stadium, BLACKSBURG, VA
This is another one of those games that are stacked to one side. It’s almost not even fair that these two programs play each other. I am all for healthy competition, but beat downs just don’t teach you anything. I really wished that the scheduling would make more sense because this is basically giving a team a win and the other a loss. I know they say anything can happen. But really, last week a team lost 84 to 0 (Savannah St. / Oklahoma St.). That is not a game and the odds for this match will be astronomical.
The Austin Peay Governors are not in for a treat when they travel to Virginia to take on the Hokies. This game will be one of the most one sided games of the year. I know they will play hard and they will try their best, but the level of players and play is incomparable. The Governors lost their season opener at the hands of Western Kentucky, giving up 49 points to a team whose win could be the only one of the season.
The Virginia Tech Hokies won’t be looking forward to this game. It could almost be considered a pre-season game. I would say that it is the best time to play all the bench players and get them time on the field, while protecting your starters. This is not a game you need important players getting hurt. I just hope that they don’t run up the score and keep it respectful. I am sure that the Hokies have had scrimmages with themselves that have been more demanding than this game.