Virginia Tech Hokies College Football Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies College Football Betting

Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Football Betting

The golden rule of gambling also applies to college football coaching. There are no sure things. Jim Harbaugh with the Michigan Wolverines, Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns, and Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is proof of that fact. But there is another coach that was also touted as the perfect choice. Justin Fuente was celebrated as a sure thing to rejuvenate a Virginia Tech Hokies program that had grown stale. Fuente certainly started off gangbusters with a record of 10-4 in 2016 that ended with a Belk Bowl win and a final ranking of 16th in the nation. He followed that up with a solid 9-4 campaign in 2017. But from there the record has been less impressive. And for the second time in three seasons, Fuente will finish with a losing record. All of a sudden, the retired Frank Beamer, who was written off as washed up at the end, is looking better by the day. If Beamer was criticized for weak recruiting at the end, Fuente’s results are comparatively abysmal. And that runs counter to what was sold to the fans. Fuente was touted as the young and dynamic leader that would bring highly rated classes to Blacksburg. Instead, his classes are getting worse by the year. The Virginia Tech Hokies' future is unsettled and far from promising. Justin Fuente has proven to be no sure thing.

Virginia Tech Hokies Weekly Odds

The Virginia Tech Hokies have completed their 2020 regular season. Please check back here for further news and developments on this program including the possibility of a bowl game.

Virginia Tech Hokies Weekly Matchup

The Virginia Tech Hokies ended the regular season with a record of 5-6 straight up, 4-7 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total. The Hokies ended with national metrics of 29th for total offense, 90th for passing, 10th for rushing, 46th for scoring, and 117th for turnovers. Defensively the Hokies rank 100th in the nation, 106th against the pass, 85th against the rush, 85th for points allowed, and 15th for takeaways.

Virginia Tech Hokies Weekly Recap

Last Saturday the Virginia Tech Hokies beat the Virginia Cavaliers 33-15 as 3-point home favorites with the game going under the total of 64.5  The win snapped a four-game losing streak and was sweet revenge for a loss at Virginia last year. Virginia Tech jumped all over the Cavaliers by taking a 30-7 lead at the midway point of the third quarter. The Hokies outgained the Cavaliers 464 to 322 in total yards.

Senior running back Khalil Herbert finished the season with a bang as he totaled 162 yards on 20 carries, good for 8.1 yards per attempt with a touchdown. Herbert closes his senior season with 1182 yards rushing, 7.7 yards per carry, with 8 touchdowns.

Junior quarterback Braxton Burmeister turned in a workmanlike performance with 15-22 and 212 yards passing and a touchdown. Just as important he did not throw an interception. Burmeister finished the season with a 131.3 rating, 8.2 yards per attempt, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception.

Also impressive in the win over Virginia was sophomore wide receiver Tayvion Robinson. He finished with 5 catches, 98 yards, 19.6 yards per catch, and a touchdown.

Justin Fuente has no ties to the Virginia area or the Atlantic Coast Conference region. That was never taken into account because of his success with the Memphis Tigers. Fans had grown tired of Beamer and the program was indeed in decline, but still going to bowl games and respected.

Fuente talked to the Baylor Bears last January for their job opening and may regret not taking it. Baylor has better facilities and the state of Texas is a much more fertile recruiting area than Virginia. Further, Fuente played in the Big 12 with the Oklahoma Sooners and knows the area quite well. Instead, Fuente backed off and said he was returning to Virginia Tech because, as he stated, the job he was hired to do was not yet completed. Fuente has lost coaching credibility with the Hokies and will need years to get it back.

2020 Virginia Tech Hokies Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 26 vs. NC State W 45-24
Oct 3 @ Duke W 38-31
Oct 10 @ UNC L 45-56
Oct 17 vs. Boston College W 40-14
Oct 24 @ Wake Forest L 16-23
Oct 31 @ Louisville W 42-35
Nov 7 vs. Liberty L 35-38
Nov 14 vs. Miami L 24-25
Nov 21 @ Pittsburgh L 14-47
Dec 5 vs. Clemson L 10-45
Dec 12 vs. Virginia W 33-15
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