Pictured: Tayvion Robinson and several other young players played well against BC, and Tech fans can get an in-person look at this group Saturday at Lane Stadium.

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech fans waffling on attending the Hokies’ home opener Saturday against Old Dominion would be wise to pack their tailgate items and make the journey to Blacksburg.

Yes, the Hokies lost this past Saturday to BC in frustrating fashion, and sure, the Monarchs aren’t a Power 5 school. But the upcoming game Saturday offers Hokie Nation to get an in-person glimpse of both the present and the future.  

Tech’s young talent will be on display again, as the Hokies look to avenge last season’s lost to ODU and to move to .500 on the young season. That talent showed up in a big way this past weekend, with Tayvion RobinsonKaleb SmithKeshawn King and James Mitchell leading the way.  

Robinson, Smith and Mitchell – a true freshman, a redshirt freshman, and a sophomore – all caught their first collegiate touchdown receptions. King, another true freshman, led the Hokies in rushing with 33 yards and also caught a pass.

More information on this is available at HokieSports.com.

Pregame coverage begins Saturday on 103.3 FM WESR at 10:30 AM with kick off following at 12:00 noon.

Some programming notes from WESR and Coastal Country. Saturday’s High School football match between Broadwater and will be carried live on 105.7 FM Coastal Country and AM 1330 at 2:00 PM. WESR’s All-Star Saturday night lineup with Billy and Tim’s Beach Show at 5, Shore Made Music at 7 and the Franktown Jam at 9 will all begin at regular times following the Hokies.

Tom Parks will be giving away a free pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Virginia Tech ODU game on Thursday morning on 105.7 FM Coastal Country.