We have a winner in Blacksburg, Virginia home of Michael Via

Posted by Andy Durham on September 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm under College | 5 Comments to Read

Via(Northeast Guilford) and the Hokies got the win today in a BIG WAY over the Thundering Herd from Marshall:

Virginia Tech 52, Marshall 10
1:30 PM
Blacksburg, Va.
(#67 Michael Via – C 6′ 7″ 284 r-Fr. McLeansville, N.C. Northeast Guilford)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech offense had its most prolific day on offense in quite some time, racking up 605 yards, including 444 on the ground, while rolling to a 52-10 victory over the visiting Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.

The No. 14/15 Hokies (1-1) eclipsed the 600-yard barrier for the first time since Sept. 1, 2001, when they totaled 606 yards of offense against Connecticut. The 52 points was the most scored by Tech since it tallied 52 against Virginia in 2005.

Tailbacks Ryan Williams (16 rushes, 164 yards, three touchdowns) and David Wilson (12 rushes, 165 yards, one touchdown) combined for 329 yards on the ground for the Hokies, who also got a non-offensive touchdown from Jayron Hosley and two touchdown tosses from quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

from hokies.com


  • Michael's Mom said,

    The Hokies are on track now. Williams and Wilson are amazing athletes!

    Michael got to play the entire 4th quarter at center. The 2nd team OL moved the ball well and scored a TD on their first series. They probably would have scored again on their last series, but time was running down then and we just took a knee.

    Now that Michael has those first game nerves out of the way, he hopes to get some more snaps in the near future against Nebraska and/or Miami…. the next two BIG games in Blacksburg.

    GO HOKIES! and Go Northeast Rams!

  • topfin29 said,

    Why does the VT Media show him from Mcleansville? He’s never lived anywhere but Greensboro. Just wondering and congrats to Michael. How about a Steven update.

  • Michael's Mom said,

    It shows McLeansville because that’s where NE Guilford is located. Michael transferred there his junior year when his dad began teaching and coaching there in ’06 (perfectly legal, by the way!)

    Stephen (redshirt junior TE at Carson-Newman) broke a finger on the third day of camp in August. He travelled for their first two games (loss @ Winona State in Minnesota and loss @ North Alabama), but could not play. They won last Thursday night 38-10 over Campbellsville, KY, and he’s back on special teams and is working his way back up the depth chart at TE.

    Since Stephen had Saturday off with C-N, he was able to come to the Tech game to see Michael’s first playing time as a Hokie. He is really proud of his brother, and we are proud of BOTH of them!

  • topfin29 said,

    Relax Mary, I know he was there legally just wondered why he was listed as being from Mcleansville. Thanks for the update on Stephen.

  • Michael's Mom said,

    No problem…just clarifying for anyone who wondered, given all the recent focus on school/athletic transfers.