Although Virginia Tech came up short when it traveled up Interstate-81 to Charlottesville earlier this week, the ninth-ranked Hokies might find themselves to be more in their element on Saturday when they host Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference clash.
Virginia Tech (14-2, 3-1), after all, will be comforted by being at home, where it owns a perfect 9-0 mark. The Demon Deacons (8-8, 1-3), on the other hand, are 0-4 when designated as the road team this season.
The Hokies are licking their wounds after seeing their nine-game winning streak snapped in an 81-59 setback to fourth-ranked Virginia on Tuesday. Virginia Tech's bid for its first 15-1 start in program history went up in smoke during the early going of the 148th edition of the Commonwealth Clash, as the Cavaliers quickly established a double-digit lead and didn't look back.