Mark Bradley: The Falcons were built to win now. They're 0-1.

Mark Bradley: The Falcons were built to win now. They're 0-1.

On Halloween in 1981, Virginia Tech was the homecoming guest in Lexington, Ky. The Hokies, then an independent, were coached by Bill Dooley, brother of Vince. The Wildcats were 1-6; the arrival of VPI, as it was then known, figured to be maybe their last best chance to win.They lost 29-3. Returning alums began exiting Commonwealth Stadium at halftime. A smallish running back named Cyrus Lawrence, who had conceded that week to this correspondent that he’d written a letter to Kentucky expressing his interest in signing with the Wildcats, ran over and through the Big Blue, from whom he’d heard na…

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