2016 Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech 56 - Oregon 21​
    The Virginia Tech Hokies were able to pull a week 1 upset over #5 Oregon with a fantastic all around performance.​
    Marquis Weber, who started his Freshman season and won the Maxwell/O'Brien awards and was a heisman finalist, the player who was sent to a backup role in favor of Daryl Hicks, had the best game of his career. The accuracy problems that have plagued him seem to be remedied, as he went 21-23 for 373 yards and 4 TDs. That's a staggering 91% completion total with a whopping 285 QB rating.​
    The ground game did not go as well as Coach Killernuts had hoped as he has plans to run the ball a lot more this season with the addition of Cole Washington, Jerrod Taylor, and Alonzo Arnold. Collectively, the Hokies could only muster 57 yards on 21 carries, although they did do well in the red zone, scoring 2 TDs.​
    The receivers played well as a group. 9 different players recorded catches, with Oliver and Graham breaking 100 yards. Josh Wiggin's slump from last season still seems to be lingering on, as he struggled to get open. Oliver may need to swap positions with him and move back to the outside if this continues.​
    Defensively, the Hokies played solid. They recorded interceptions. A TD by All American CB Tristan Terry, a drive killing catch by Eddie Parker, and a nail in the coffin for a TD by DT by Maurice Foreman. Collier, Mansfield, Lee, Robinson, and Reid, who all got their first PT as Hokies, played pretty well. Robinson struggled a bit in coverage, but he made some tackles and broke up a few passes.​
    Terry's interception puts him 1 away from tying the Virginia Tech school record for INTs in a career. He is currently the active leader in INTs, Deflections, and is second in defensive TDs.​
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    This year's schedule is going to be a tough one. The next two games are against two ranked opponents and there's three more after that.​
    Week 2 will bring the #18 Cincinnati Bearcats into Blacksburg.​

     

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