4 Up: Home runs, U.Va., Tech’s slow build, 27-year-old QB | Sports

The Cavaliers pulled off a surprising victory at Boise State on Friday night, 42-23. It was Boise State’s worst home loss since 2001. Apparently, this is what happens when U.Va. coach Bronco Mendenhall returns to the comfy confines of the Mountain Time Zone.

Kansas City’s Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th home run in the major leagues this year, and baseball broke its record for home runs in a season, set in 2000. There are now 2.5 homers per game. And yes, 8.25 strikeouts, but can we forget that little detail?

The past two weeks, Virginia Tech’s offense has taken time to get into gear. But by the time the games were over, Tech had blown out its opponents. The Hokies eventually scored 64 points last week against East Carolina and similarly slow-cooked Old Dominion on Saturday.

Old Dominion started the 17-year-old true freshman Williams at quarterback Saturday. Williams is the youngest starting quarterback in major college football history since 1973. It sounds even younger when you remember that Chris Weinke was nearly 30 when he finished his career at Florida State.

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