Free Bacon! Thanks To Miami, Virginia Tech Fans Head Home With The Bacon After A Loss

If you're trying to get fans to create as much noise as during a college basketball game, sometimes you have to offer incentives. This was the case Tuesday night for the Virginia Tech basketball program, thanks to a sponsorship with Smithfield.

First of all, this sponsorship agreement with Smithfield is fantastic, especially when you send fans home with free bacon. But, for Virginia Tech fans to cash-in on the promotion, they needed Miami to miss consecutive free throws.

Yes, this has been ongoing for years, but tonight's reaction to the Hurricanes sending fans home happy was priceless. There was 4:31 left in the second half when Miami was sent to the free-throw line, looking to cut down the four-point Hokies lead. After missing his first attempt, Miami's Jordan Miller approached the line for his second shot, with thousands of Virginia Tech fans knowing what was on the line.

As you can tell by the video, with ESPN's Reece Davis screaming 'Free Bacon', the crowd would be cashing in on Miller's second miss. I've seen a lot of reactions to missed shots in college basketball, but this one definitely hit the mark.

Unfortunately for Virginia Tech fans, that's all they'd be going home with, as Miami won the game 74-67. But, I imagine those college students living off ramen noodles will be happy to cash-in on something different to snack on.

Congrats on the free bacon, I'm digging this promotion.

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Trey Wallace is the host of The Trey Wallace Podcast that focuses on a mixture of sports, culture, entertainment along with his perspective on everything from College Football to the College World Series. Wallace has been covering college sports for 15 years, starting off while attending the University of South Alabama. He’s broken some of the biggest college stories including the Florida football "Credit Card Scandal" along with the firing of Jim McElwin and Kevin Sumlin. Wallace also broke one of the biggest stories in college football in 2020 around the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations against Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt. Wallace also appears on radio across seven different states breaking down that latest news in college sports.