Fuente Ushers in Return to Normalcy With 33-15 Win Over Virginia

Justin Fuente delivered quite the early Christmas present on Saturday night, ensuring a joyous holiday season for all Hokies.

Fuente, his staff and most importantly, his players, engineered a 33-15 win over Virginia that eased the minds of Hokies across the country, even if for only a little while. Saturday night’s win was a thoughtful and meaningful present, even if it possibly ends up being Fuente’s last to the fan base. Continue reading “Fuente Ushers in Return to Normalcy With 33-15 Win Over Virginia”

Virginia Tech’s Honey-Do List for the Bye Week

When your spouse leaves you a to-do list, you best get it done.

So humor me for a bit, as I play the role of loving spouse to Virginia Tech football. The Hokies are mired in a four-game losing streak and close to securing their second losing record in three seasons. There’s plenty to do, even if it’s almost December.

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Tech Takeaways: Hokies Find Their Identity in 40-14 Win Over Boston College

Good football teams know what they’re good at. They play to their strengths and use those strengths to cover for their weaknesses. Virginia Tech did just that on Saturday.

The Hokies’ 40-14 win over Boston College was by no means a masterful performance — the defense still allowed more than five yards per play and the passing game never found a sustainable rhythm. And still, Virginia Tech pounded Boston College with a smash-mouth brand of offense not seen in Blacksburg in quite some time.

Enough of the intro, here are your Tech Takeaways.

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Tech Takeaways: Herbert is a Bad, Bad Man

With 21 players and a couple coaches again forced to watch from home, Virginia Tech escaped Durham with a 38-31 victory over winless Duke and exorcised their demons from last season.

Virginia Tech was far from perfect. The Hokies’ offense spent much of the game struggling to move the football and the inexperienced secondary — a group missing their top four cornerbacks and starting safety — was exposed on multiple occasions.

However, the story isn’t Braxton Burmeister’s shaky play or Tech’s inability to put Duke away until late. The story is Khalil Herbert. And he’ll lead off this week’s Tech Takeaways.

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