A few weeks ago, the match-up between Virginia Tech and Miami was expected to be a preview of the ACC Championship. Now, the Hokies hopes of a championship bid seem dim. Virginia Tech has lost two games in a row, to teams that they should have easily beaten. The offense has reverted to its disappointing ways, and Logan Thomas has gone back to being inconsistent. If this type of play continues tonight for VT, it could be a long night.
Logan Thomas was playing his best football just a few weeks ago, but now those days seem like a dream. Thomas has been awful of late, and now has more interceptions than touchdowns. He has even struggled to be effective on the ground while receiving the most carries on the team. Logan Thomas is stuck in a rut, but could regain his NFL appeal by leading the Hokies to much needed win.
Now it is time to meet the Miami Hurricanes. Miami comes into this game ranked 11th in the country. Miami’s only loss is to Florida St., which came last week. Miami ranks 43rd in passing yards per game,and 35th in rushing yards. As for the defense, they allow 20.6 points per game which is good for 24th in the country. The Hurricanes are led by quarterback Stephen Morris who has 12 touchdown passes and 1655 passing yards, and Duke Johnson who underwent ankle surgery.
This one could get ugly quickly if the Hokies can not establish a run game and if Logan Thomas can’t make the right decisions. Logan Thomas has to limit his turnovers and become more consistent. Miami is going to be a handful, and the Hokies will likely struggled early often. Unfortunately, for the first time this season, I have to pick against the Hokies with a final score of 24-7 Miami.