Tag:Rashad Carmichael
Posted on: January 1, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Two VT players suspended for missing curfew

Posted by Chip Patterson

As Virginia Tech prepares for the greatest test of their 11 game win streak against Stanford in the Orange Bowl, the last thing that head coach Frank Beamer wants to do is doubt his team's focus.  ESPN.com's Heather Dinich reported Saturday that two Virginia Tech players have been suspended for the first quarter of Monday's Orange Bowl for missing their 1 a.m. curfew on New Years Eve.  Running back David Wilson and safety Antone Exum will miss the first quarter of the Orange Bowl as punishment for missing curfew.

“We’re going to keep them out of the first quarter of the ball game, take some of their travel money, and that will be the end of that,” Beamer said regarding the suspensions. “The good thing is they were in their hotel, the bad thing is they were out of their room. They knew they needed to be in there.”

Wilson is a crucial part of the return game, and also the next in line behind Ryan Williams and Darren Evans.  With Williams a game-time decision due to a re-aggravated hamstring, the suspension could result in a heavy load early for Evans.  Wilson is expected to be replaced in the return game by talented defensive back Rashad Carmichael.  Exum is listed second on the Virginia Tech two-deep depth chart, and has played in all 13 games this season.  




Posted on: September 18, 2010 4:47 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2010 5:16 pm
 

Virginia Tech finally gets that elusive 'W'

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It may have taken three weeks, but the Virginia Tech Hokies are finally on the board with their first win of the season.  While it probably doesn't completely remove the sting of last week's embarrassing loss to James Madison -- or the accompanying t-shirt -- it surely helps bring Hokie Nation back in off the ledge a bit.

What had been a back and forth first half in Blacksburg quickly turned into Virginia Tech domination in the second half, as the Hokies dominated the game's final 30 minutes, outscoring East Carolina 28-3 after halftime.  The Pirates did extend their halftime lead to 27-21 before the Hokies just took over.

With the Hokies missing Ryan Williams, David Wilson stepped right in and took over, scoring the touchdown that gave Virginia Tech a 28-27 lead, and they never looked back.  A few minutes later Wilson found the end zone again to extend the lead to 35-27.

Rashad Carmichael provided the final nail in the coffin early in the fourth quarter when he picked off a Dominique Davis pass and took it back 68 yards to the house.  Carmichael would strike again later, picking off another Davis pass.  On the very next play Tyrod Taylor hit Jarrett Boykin for a 69-yard touchdown to make it 49-27.

After that all the Hokies had to do was run out the clock.

Of course, while finally getting on the board with a victory is nice for Frank Beamer and the Hokies, there still could be some bad news when we find out how bad Ryan Williams' hamstring injury is.  Though Darren Evans and David Wilson did fill in quite nicely, finishing with a combined 165 yards and three touchdowns.

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