Virginia Tech’s journey to Old Dominion on Friday simply retains getting worse.
After the Hokies misplaced 20-17 in Brent Pry’s debut as head coach, gamers returned to the visiting locker room to seek out objects had been stolen from their lockers during the sport.
Former Virginia Tech participant Eric Kumah tweeted a reference to the theft shortly after midnight Saturday morning, and the varsity responded Sunday, saying police had been investigating the matter.
“The Virginia Tech athletic department confirmed there were items missing from the Virginia Tech locker room following the football game against Old Dominion in Norfolk Friday night,” the assertion learn. “The university is working with law enforcement and Old Dominion University on the matter, and will have no further comment.”
The Hokies’ journey to Old Dominion was a comedy of errors. ODU took a 10-7 lead into the half, and Virginia Tech’s coaches had been delayed in returning for the second half after being trapped in a malfunctioning elevator.
When the sport resumed, the Hokies carried out higher, mounting a comeback to take a 17-13 lead into the ultimate three minutes of motion. But Hokies quarterback Grant Wells tossed his third interception of the day with 2:58 remaining, and the Monarchs marched 59 yards for a go-ahead landing.
Virginia Tech outgained Old Dominion by 95 yards and had 20 first downs to ODU’s 13, however 5 Hokies turnovers led to the upset win for the Monarchs.
“They wanted to make plays, they wanted to play hard, but I definitely think they pressed and were sloppy,” Pry stated. “You want to make people earn it, and we didn’t do that.”
It was the second embarrassing loss at ODU for the Hokies, who additionally misplaced 49-35 there in 2018.
Virginia Tech is scheduled to play at Old Dominion in 2024, 2027, 2029 and 2031.