augusta free press news Beamer-Expect Boise State game to come down ‘to a play or two’

Virginia Tech hasn’t shied away from scheduling tough openers of late.

Southern Cal in 2004. Alabama in 2009. Both went on to win national titles those years, for those keeping score at home.

And then there’s the 2010 opener. Boise State is coming off an undefeated season and is #3 in the preseason national polls, and the trendy pick for the BCS title game in January.

But the Broncos have to get past a Tech squad ranked #6 in the coaches’ poll, #10 in the AP, the preseason favorite in the rugged (five teams in the preseason national Top 25) ACC, that also happens to have some institutional knowledge of how these kinds of early-season games can go.

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