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VT - 59
UL - 31
Virginia Tech's offense looked quite strong today, despite a number of question marks. Freshman QB Marquis Weber threw for 562 yards and 7 TDs with a completion percentage above 60%. He did make 2 big mistakes that hurt quite badly, but that is to be expected of a Freshman. Receivers DJ Coles and Brent Cameron stepped up to fill Boyles spot. They both made some very big plays that helped the Tech offense move along.
The defense played pretty awful. The only bright spots were the impressive play of defense backs Terry and Dew. The Tech offense will need to cut down on mistakes and the defense will need to pick it up if they hope to have a shot at playing in the ACC championship this season.
#23 Virginia Tech - 34
#4 Penn State - 27
Virginia Tech dashes the Nittany Lions' title hopes with a thriller in Blacksburg
This game was tight all the way through.
The game started off with Tech QB Weber throwing 2 INTs. PSU was only able to capitalize on the first one. Getting a stop after the second one was huge for the Hokies. It looked as though the Freshman QB was having a tough time dealing with the pressure. On the next drive, however, he orchestrated a great drive that lead to a TD. Penn State wasn't done though, as Robert Bolden took an option keeper to the house on the ensuing play. Both teams traded blows for a while, scoring on pretty much all of their possessions. However, things got interesting at the end of the half. Penn State scored on a screen pass with 1:28 left to play. The Hokies tried to get a score in before the half, but ended up punting the ball away on 4th down. PSU called time out to stop the clock and force a punt. However, QB Bolden decided to force a deep ball and get a quick score and this was picked off. The Hokies ended up getting the ball into field goal range and tacked on 3 points as time expired.
The second half did not have nearly as much scoring. Penn State used it's ground game a lot more and milked time off the clock. Both teams got some stops after they made some good half time adjustments. Both teams moved the ball fairly well, but they just couldn't manage to put points up. Penn State drew first blood in the half with a FG. The Hokies rallied back with another TD to take a 4 point lead, and then got a FG later to increase the lead to a TD. Virginia Tech got a stop and ended up getting the ball back with a little over 4 minutes. They were able to put together a very solid drive in which they chewed A LOT of clock before they had to punt. The away team took the field with limited time on the clock. The atmosphere in Lane Stadium was absolutely insane. What would happen? Penn State would drive down the field with relative ease, but then they got to the red zone and things got hairy. In the blink of an eye, it was 4th and goal from about the 10. Bolden ended up throwing a pick, allowing Virginia Tech to run out the clock and complete the upset.
A very good game!
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