Vote for Virginia Tech's "Pontiac Game Changing Performance"
The Hokies Could Win $5,000
October 8, 2007

Virginia Tech put on a special teams clinic, scoring touchdowns on a 100-yard kickoff return and an electrifying punt return in their 41-23 victory over the Clemson Tigers. The Hokies earned their second Pontiac Game Changing Performance nomination when Eddie Royal fielded a Clemson punt at the 18-yard line and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown to put Virginia Tech up 17-0 in the first quarter.

Now it is up to Virginia Tech fans to determine if the Hokies earned the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" for the sixth week of the 2007 NCAA® Football Season. Tech fans can go to, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week's "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" winner, on Thursday night, during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.

The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year" and the chance to win a $100,000 General Scholarship from Pontiac.

"Awarding more than $1 million since its inception, the Pontiac Game Changing Performance program continues to be a great example of how passionate fans can have a positive impact academically and athletically by generating scholarship dollars for university-wide programs," said Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN GameDay Analyst.

In addition, each week one lucky individual who visits, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.

For full program details, visit