WEEK 1#5 Boise State @ #7 VA TECH #5 Boise State came into Blacksburg and shocked the #7 Hokies with a 21-7 victory at Lane Stadium! Va Tech had every opportunity to win the game even though their offense turned the ball over 5 times. After making Boise State look bad on their 1st offensive possession the Hokies Fumbled their 1st play from scrimmage and the spiral continued from there. Both early turnover gave the Broncos the ball deep in VA TECH territory and both time the Hokie Defense stood tall and forced FG's. Boise State lead 6-0 4:43 to play in the 1st half and finally the Hokies came to life when backup QB Logan Thomas connected with Jarrett Boykin for a 9 yard TD pass with 1:03 to play in the 2nd Quarter and the Hokies had their 1st lead of the game at 7-6. Then the HOKIES CRUMBLED! With little time Boise State went to a Hurry Up offense and got inside the Hokie 20 yard but again the Hokie Defense didnt break! They would pick off a pass in the endzone and the DB too it out to around the Hokie 25 yardline. After a 1st down by VA TECH, the Hokies went hurry up and disaster struck! Now back in the game Tyrod Taylor went back to throw and was hit by 2 Broncos. The ball fluttered up in the air and Venable of Boise State grabbed it and took it back 36 yards for a TD to give Boise State the 13-7 halftime lead. At the Half Boise State only had 63 total yards and had scored 3 times on 2 FG's and a INT TD! The Hokie Offense had turn it over 3 times in the first half, once inside the endzone! Coach Hokie and his balanced attack when at Clemson and Oregon was being strangled by a Mugging Defense of Boise State! The WR's of VA Tech were being knocked to the ground and with no one to throw to, sacks became an issue. With no passing game, the running game was NON-EXISTANT! The 2nd Half was just as bad or worse! Again the Hokies got deep inside Bronco territory only to have a trailing DB somehow make a play on a ball and pick it off in the endzone. The what could have been was the question of the day as the Hokies totaled 5 turnovers on the day and the defense stayed on the field all game long! After the game Coach Hokie made a few comments: "We didnt play like a #7 ranked team today but I will say this, we will never allow another team to dictation to us what we will do offensively! We found out some things today about our WR corp and our QB's! Changes will be made offensively!! I thought our defense played outstanding, you cant fault them for being on the field all game long. It had been 4 or 5 season since a team of mine had been beaten in the time of possession and 1st down column! We value those here at VA TECH and we will again... Thats all that needs to be said!"