Virginia Tech has emerged as the ACC’s signature program by developing a reputation for stability and consistency. Texas is the only other FBS team to win at least 10 games each of the past six seasons.
Along the way, the Hokies also have earned a much less enviable label. They’re the team that opens each season with high expectations, only to slip up early in the year.
Virginia Tech has lost at least once in September in four consecutive seasons and has stumbled in each of its past two season openers. And in three of the past six seasons, the Hokies have fallen to the eventual national champion in the first two weeks of the season.