Virginia Tech did the unthinkable Saturday, and lost to the underdog Maryland Terrapins. Not many people saw this one coming, and it just puts Virginia Tech back in the same position that they were in a few weeks ago. After a huge win last week against Miami, Virginia Tech’s chance of winning the ACC seem to be completely gone.
Logan Thomas was okay for the Hokies as he tossed two touchdown passes to go along with 210 yards. He was able to limit his turnovers again, and make smart decisions. However, his rushing numbers were absolutely brutal. Thomas rushed the ball 13 times for -17 yards. Yup. That’s right. -17 rushing yards. Numbers like that just make you shake your head and wonder if the Hokies offense will ever get things going.
Trey Edmunds was effective once again for Virginia Tech in the loss. He rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown. Edmunds has turned things around lately, but has been the only bright spot for the offense. Willie Bryn caught 6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. He led the way for the Hokies wide-outs, as he averaged 11.5 yards per catch.
C.J. Brown threw for 135 yards and a touchdown. The quarterback also threw an interception, but helped lead the way for the Terrapins. He also rushed 23 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Brown had a huge game, and torched the Hokies defense all day long. Running back Brandon Ross rushed for 73 yards in the win, and helped the ground game for Maryland.
Virginia Tech has been incredibly disappointing to this point in the season. They get a big win, and then follow it up with a terrible loss. The defense created some turnovers Saturday, but could not stop Maryland when it was most important. Next up for Virginia Tech is Virginia on November 30th. Honestly, it is hard to guess what Virginia Tech team will show up each week, which makes them a very hard team to predict. Hopefully they can bounce back with a much needed win next week.