Virginia Tech shifts gears to defending the triple option

Virginia Tech shifts gears to defending the triple option”

Forward Chris Clarke, for instance, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee February 12 in an 80-78 double-overtime win against Virginia, missing the final nine games of the season.

Both teams have been eliminated from division title contention this season, but a new urgency has found its way into the matchup. LeDay and Allen "put up a lot of points, and they were very efficient as well when they did it, so we've got to find guys who are going to be able to replace those points". In this week's episode, Will Stewart and Chris Coleman join me to discuss the Hokies' lopsided loss to Miami, how Virginia Tech stacks up in terms of coaching salaries and department revenue, and we will preview Virginia Tech's game vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Can the Hokies bounce back from big disappointment? And after their final loss of 2016, at No. 18/17 North Carolina, the Jackets closed with a four-game winning streak that began with a 30-20 upset of No. 18 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. "I'm confident, and I feel like we're going to go out there and do the same thing we did past year". Georgia Tech is also brilliant at running out the clock, so the Hokies will have to manage their time efficiently. He'd been told repeatedly what to look for, how not to get beat, how fast it would be, but nothing could prep him for the Yellow Jackets' blocking. "But we're not. We didn't make the plays", said head coach Paul Johnson.

Virginia Tech also sustained some injuries to key players after Saturday's game. "That's just something different than what we do on a daily basis". Our backs are up against the wall. It's instilling the importance of the discipline needed to commit to stop the run, while not get so hypnotized by the run that you give up a long pass. The road team has also covered in 10 of the last 11 meetings between these two teams and the Hokies are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six road games versus the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech ranks first in the ACC and third nationally in rushing yards per game (331.9).

As they do every week, Virginia Tech has had its scout team try to simulate Georgia Tech's offense for its first-team defense.

It was the highest rushing total allowed by the Hokies since West Virginia churned out 221 in the season opener. Other than those two runs, Georgia Tech gained 200 rushing yards, which Foster feels like was a pretty darn good defensive effort.

Johnson agrees. Georgia Tech has what it needs to win out like a year ago.

Virginia Tech hasn't been a model of offensive efficiency lately. They upset the Hokies a year ago with center Kenny Cooper and quarterback Matthew Jordan making their first-career starts as Freddie Burden and Justin Thomas were injured. Fuente said that has been a challenge.

Though TCU won 21-19, Fuente will never forget getting to call just three plays in the second quarter, as Wisconsin ate almost the entire quarter with drives of 14 and 13 plays. "I think part of that is because things have to be pretty ideal for us to have success right now". Jackson, who has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the last two games, struggled against the Hurricanes, however, matching his career high with two interceptions with no passing touchdowns.

There's no pretense from Virginia Tech men's basketball Coach Buzz Williams about the Hokies' identity last season. Georgia Tech has been stout against the run. That's why last week's 220 rushing yards in a 40-36 loss at Virginia seemed positively pedestrian for the Yellow Jackets.

Officials, they said, understand that against the triple option, players carrying out fakes will get hit.

"I know they're going to be hungry, but. we're going to be more hungry than ever because this is kind of where we want to make our stand". "They play fewer snaps defensively in general terms due to their offense".

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