The day has finally arrived. College football is here. However, the kickoff to the week's biggest game will have to wait a bit longer. Virginia Tech and Boise State will meet at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on Monday night, in a preseason top 10 matchup.
Both teams are playing for more than a win; they're playing for a shot at a possible national title. It would be devastating to each team's national championship aspirations if they lose, but you would have to think Boise State would be completely out of the discussion if Virginia Tech wins.
The Hokies come into 2010 with loads of talent on offense. The defense lost seven starters to graduation or players forgoing their senior year to enter the NFL Draft, and Barquell Rivers is expected to miss the game with an injury. That means the Hokies will only have three defensive starters from last season on the field Monday night; a strong contrast to the 21 starters the Broncos have returning on both sides of the ball.
That being said, Virginia Tech will prove Monday night that they're more than the 10th ranked team in the nation. The Hokies will show that they're a national power, a legtimate title contender and prove why they were picked to win their third ACC title in four years.
Here are a few reasons why Boise State, although favored in the game, will lose to Virginia Tech on Labor Day.