I would like to congratulate Coach Beamer on his first victory over Bobby Bowden and FSU.
It was both a historic and impressive victory. However, rushing the field after the game showed nothing but a lack of class by the student body, especially since Tech was favored by six points against the unranked Seminoles. Storming the field should be reserved for storied rivalries, upsetting top five teams and victories that clinch championship berths. I'll leave things at that.
My greater grievance with the Hokie Nation rests with our lack of participation in the annual "Hokies for the Hungry" campaign. Sometime during the second half, the public address announcer broadcast that the "Hokies for the Hungry" campaign tentatively collected over 6,000 cans. I'm no math major, but the fact that over 60,000 fans donated just over 6,000 canned goods is very disappointing.
That means for every 10 people who entered Lane Stadium on Saturday, only one remembered to bring an item for the collection. I realize that "Hokies for the Hungry" is not the best-advertised campaign on campus, but it does have an 11-year history and is printed on each admission ticket.
Sure, the Hokie Nation gives back to the community through events like "VT Engage" and the "Big Event," but I'm afraid that we missed a very easy and convenient opportunity to help many people in the area.
So next year before you go to the game, grab a pack of Ramen noodles or a can of Campbell's soup before you head to your tailgate. Don't let another opportunity to help the community that has helped us so much pass you by.