In the best match-up of college football's weekend, #9 Virginia Tech travels to Baton Rouge to take on the #2 LSU Tigers. These two teams met in 2002 with VA Tech winning 26-8. They are finally making the return trip to Baton Rouge after postponing it until this season.
Both teams feature tough defenses and neither offense showed much in the opening contests last week. LSU was vanilla offensively against Miss St. and Tech did just enough to hold off East Carolina. Look for both teams to try to open up the playbook more this week. The Hokies are known for their great special teams play, but there something about kicking in Tiger Stadium that always seems to rattle opposing kickers.
The X-factor of the game will be the teams' emotion. How will VA Tech react after their emotional home opener last week? LSU will have plenty of emotion an adrenaline as well with them playing in front of 92,000 crazy Tiger fans for the first time in 2007. Add that ESPN is televising the contest and College Gameday will be in Baton Rouge all weekend, and you have all the ingredients for a special night.