I think most Virginia Tech fans agree that the offensive line has been the most reliable and productive unit all season long.
They’ve done a remarkable job opening holes for the Hokies’ running game, springing Khalil Herbert and Hendon Hooker for big gains regularly. Herbert and Hooker have been tremendous — they’ve combined for 1,427 rush yards and are averaging 8.1 and 5.6 yards per carry, respectively.
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Talk about responding to adversity.
After a deflating and heartbreaking loss to Wake Forest, Hendon Hooker rebounded from his worst college game with an efficient and impressive performance in Virginia Tech’s 42-35 victory over Louisville.
Virginia Tech was far from perfect — any time you allow 35 points you open yourself up to some criticism. That said, the Hokies returned to form on offense and played just enough defense to win.
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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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