After a rough game against Cincinnati two weeks ago, Exum bounced back to put together an impressive effort in the loss at North Carolina last weekend. He’ll most likely be matched up on Vernon for most of Saturday’s game, a task that will be crucial to Tech’s success. If he can put together another game like last week, Renfree will have to find someone else to throw to.
BACKED INTO A CORNER
This was one of my reasons for being afraid of Pittsburgh earlier this season. The Panthers were 0-2, and it was put up or shut up time for that football team. It’s the same situation here for Tech, having lost back-to-back games and three of their last four. Duke’s a game you typically mark down as an automatic “W” before the season begins. But right now, it seems like anything can happen with this game. Don’t be surprised if Tech’s desperation for a victory makes the difference in this one.
This should (surprisingly) be a pretty competitive game; Duke’s on fire, Tech’s pretty down in the dumps. Neither team is playing the way people expected them to. This game could go along way in restoring universal order in the ACC — assuming the Hokies can pull it out.
Hokies 31, Blue Devils 27