September 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) runs the ball against Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Andrew Taglianetti (41) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

#24 Virginia Tech Vs. Pittsburgh Game Preview


September 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) runs the ball against Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Andrew Taglianetti (41) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech will be taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers tomorrow afternoon, and will be seeking their 6th victory in a row. Virginia Tech has bounced back in a big way from their week 1 loss to Alabama. Tomorrow’s game will be the Hokies first while ranked this season. Pitt is on a streak of their own, as they have won 3 in a row. Tomorrow’s game will be a great battle between two of the best teams in the ACC.

The Hokies offense has suddenly come alive, and is going to be a major factor against Pitt. Quarterback Logan Thomas has lived up to his potential, and has delivered of late. Thomas is not only picking up rushing yards, but he is also becoming a better passer. He has been consistent while throwing the ball, and his wide-receivers have stepped up. In the beginning of the season, the wide-receiving core was a weak spot, but has seemed to figure things out.

Another factor in tomorrow’s game will be how Virginia Tech decides to run the ball. We have seen Trey Edmunds carry the load for the Hokies a few games, but then we have also seen him disappear. What Trey Edmunds decides to show up for the game will have a major influence as they need to establish a run game early on. If not, more pressure will be put on Logan Thomas and he will have to help the run game once again.

Now for the Pitt Panthers.Pitt comes into the game with a record of 3-1, and on a hot streak. Currently, Pitt ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of passing yards with 265 per game. As for their running game, they rank 88th win only 140.3 yards per game. The Panthers are averaging 33.5 points per game while allowing 31.5.Pitt may have a 3-1 record, but they have not faced tough competition, aside from their blowout loss to Florida State. Pitt’s offense will quickly become overwhelmed with the vicious Hokies defense.

Virginia Tech should not have a problem taking care of Pitt tomorrow afternoon. If Logan Thomas’ hot play continues, and the defense stays consistent, it might not be close at all. Virginia Tech will also have the desire of wanting to move up the polls. They are more than capable of winning this game, and I am predicting a 31-14 Hokies win. Follow on Twitter for updates during the game, and on the site!

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