After four years in Blacksburg, senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor is set to end his storied career at Virginia Tech. He's already set the mark for the most wins in school history with 34, been part of three ACC Championship teams and won an Orange Bowl.
Without Taylor, the Hokies wouldn't be going to Miami on January 3rd to take on No. 4 Stanford. Yes, the Hokies have become the only team in the history of college football to make it to a BCS bowl after losing to an FCS (formerly Div-II) opponent, but that shows their resiliency, and it shows the fight in their senior leader.
Say what you want about Virginia Tech, but they've won 11 in a row since losing the first two games of the season. They're currently playing some of the best football in the nation.
Taylor has been the primary reason for that success, and he's the reason the Hokies will beat Stanford.
In fact, here are five reasons why Taylor will be too much for Stanford to handle.