Virginia Tech defeated Miami 42-24 on Saturday night on ESPN. The Hokies offense finally played well, and they did a good job of shaking things up in the ACC. Virginia Tech’s defense played just as expected, and the special teams created turnovers. Honestly, no one saw this upset coming, and Hokies fans can begin to have hope for an ACC championship run.
To me, the difference in this game was what I have been begging Virginia Tech to do for weeks. Establish a run game. The Hokies did just that by rushing for 183 yards on the ground. Trey Edumunds led the way with 74 yards and 4 touchdowns. J.C. Coleman also contributed to the run game by rushing for 68 yards. It was really nice to Virginia Tech finally get the run game going, and it will definitely help them more games in the future.
Logan Thomas was smart Saturday night, and that is all he has to do to be affective. By limiting his turnovers, he helped the Hokies offense come to life, and be productive. Thomas threw for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns. Thomas also rushed for 42 yards, and he led the Hokies to victory.
Turnovers on the special teams for Miami played a major role in Virginia Tech’s win Saturday. The Hurricanes fumbled a punt, a kickoff, and a punting mishap. Miami was not on their game and they committed costly mistakes. They only managed 352 yards on the day, and were clearly overwhelmed by the Hokies fierce D.
Virginia Tech shocked fans Saturday, but hopefully this is a sign of things to come. The upset could not have came at a better time, as the Hokies had lost to poor teams prior. What this win does is open up the ACC competition completely, and really makes things interesting. Now, VT will prepare for their next match-up with Maryland next Saturday at 12:30 p.m.