On Monday the Hokies will try and get that bad taste out of their mouths after their dramatic last second loss in Morgan-hole Saturday. The victim will be mississippi valley state, Jerry Rice’s alma mater. FYI: their nickname is the delta devils.
This game had better be a Bear Fight (Jon King style). mvsu, a member of the SWAC, is 0-5 on the year and they’ve lost by an average of 29 ppg. uva just pounded mvsu by 28. Four teams in the SWAC are winless and two others have eight losses.
mvsu is… Well… They’re not good. They are 338th in the nation in ppg and dead last in FG% at 31%. This game should be over at halftime. Davon Usher, a 6-6 guard from Baltimore, averages more than 19 ppg for them but no one else is near double digits.
This game is the opener of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. The Hokies play at home Monday and Saturday vs georgia southern, then regardless of the outcomes in those two games (both will be VT wins), the Hokies advance to the semi-finals in Vegas baby on Dec. 22.
Erick Green will look to tie Bimbo Coles’s VT record of nine straight 20+ point games to open a season on Monday.