Friday, December 15, 2017

Virginia Tech's top 10 plays of 2017: Plays 5-1

Taking a look at the top 10 plays of the 2017 regular season.

By: Adam Pace

This season has been one with many ups and downs. There were many plays made that I will certainly never forget, but I decided to break down what I believe are the top 10 plays of the 2017 regular season. Here is part two with plays 5-1.

5. Sean Savoy catch vs. Duke

In a game where the rain would be the biggest story, the Hokies were needing to get a touchdown before halftime and before the sky would fall out. Leading 10-3 with only 20 seconds left in the half, Jackson threw a jump ball off his back foot and Savoy made the play and bailed him out. With the conditions turning extremely bad later in the game, this play would end up being the deciding factor in the out come of the game.

4. Josh Jackson's long run against West Virginia.

With the game tied 24-24 and only 8:00 minutes to go, Jackson made a great read and found himself running loose down the field. Although he wouldn't score, Jackson set up the game winning touchdown and this play would end up being the longest rushing play of the season at 46 yards.

3. Last second stand against West Virginia

After missing the chance to seal the game with a field goal, the Hokies found themselves having to stop a red-hot Will Grier. Grier was looking to tie the game with nine seconds left and two shots at the end zone, the Hokies had to find some extra energy to get a stop and the win. (Video quality isn't the greatest, but it's the only clip I could find)

2. Greg Stroman punt return against UNC

Greg Stroman would move himself to second all time in punt return touchdowns, with a return against UNC. This is probably one of the craziest punt returns I have ever seen in person and Stroman added to it by taking it 91 yards for the score. Stroman has been fun to watch these last few years and hopefully he can get one in the bowl game to tie himself for the most all time.

1. Goal line stand against Pittsburg

In what will go down as one of the greatest moments in Lane Stadium history, the Hokies' backs were against the wall trying to avoid losing three straight. After missing two tackles, Pittsburgh found themselves with four tries to score from the two yard line. The Hokies held on the first three and just needed one more stop to win the game.

While there were many good plays this past season, these are the 10 that stood out to me the most. Maybe the bowl game will provide us with just a few more to add to the list. We will be back next week to begin our bowl game previews. Until then, Let's Go.....