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Grit - courage and resolve; strength of character.

The one thing that you see on a Hokie helmet now is that word...grit. It’s a great thing for coaches to be able to say to their players and makes for an easy soundbite, but does it really mean anything? Today, we found out it does.

While there are many of us who are upset over the 32-29 Notre Dame win, what we saw, especially from Braxton Burmeister, was nothing short of true grit. With the game in the balance, and his team needing a quarterback after Connor Blumrick got injured, an obviously hurting Burmeister came through with an amazing 19 yard run to end a much needed touchdown drive to put Tech up 29-21.