Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said back in July that he looks forward to playing games like
Ohio State. Games like that let's you know where your program is.
Judging from Virginia Tech's 35-21 win over Ohio State at the horseshoe the Hokies are looking good.
"When you play good teams like we play, you’ve got about a 50-50 shot of winning and when you go on the road, it probably goes down a little bit." Beamer said. "I think this is a big, big win for the program and for the status of our program.”
Not only was it a heart breaker for Ohio State many streaks went out the window.
It's the first time the Buckeyes had lost a home opener since 1978 ending a streak of 35 consecutive home openers.
It's the first time Ohio State has lost at home to an unranked non-conference opponent since 1982 when Florida State defeated the Buckeyes 34-17.
The loss to Virginia Tech also snaps Ohio State's 25 game regular season winning streak, the nations best.
"I'm a little bit surprised. I thought our skilled guys would perform better, I thought we'd protect a little better," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. "Coaches don't get surprised, we get disappointed. Obviously, we've just got to work a little harder."
Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer completed 23-36 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns.
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was 9 of 29 passing for 219 yards, one touchdown and 3 interceptions.
Barrett could not escape the Hokie defense who sacked him seven times.
Dadi Nicolas and Derek Di Nardo each sacked Barrett twice.