“Now that’s a lot of if’s, but it’s not dead,” Johnson said.
Johnson's assessment is accurate – it's not a terribly likely scenario. In fact, according to ESPN's Football Power Index, the probability for all of those results unfolding is 2.3 percent.
Tech also has other goals set out at preseason still alive – going to a bowl game, going undefeated at home and beating Georgia.
Going undefeated at home would actually be a historic accomplishment. Since Bobby Dodd’s retirement after the 1966 season, Tech has won all of its games at Grant Field twice, when it won a share of the national championship in 1990 and in Joe Hamilton’s senior season in 1999.
At Bobby Dodd Stadium this season, Tech has beaten Jacksonville State, Pitt, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Home games remain with No. 13 Virginia Tech and No. 1 Georgia. The Jackets have lost three in a row at home to the Hokies and eight in a row at home to the Bulldogs.