The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Virginia Tech’s Win Over Western Michigan

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Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller (17) and safety Detrick Bonner (8) break up a pass in the end zone intended for North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Quinshad Davis (14) in the fourth quarter. The Hokies defeated the Tar Heels 27-17 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Look ahead to the Tar Heels

The Hokies will travel to Chapel Hill this weekend for their second ACC game of the season.  Both the Hokies and the Tar Heels lost their opening ACC game and definitely do not want to start the season with a 0-2 record in conference.  UNC and the Hokies do share a common opponent in the East Carolina Pirates.

The games were drastically different as the Hokies kept the game close and lost a nail bitter while the Tar Heels were blown out in a shootout type of game.  The Pirates hung 70 points on UNC, which gives the Hokies confidence in the fact that the Pirates only scored 28 points in their game.

The Hokies will need to continue the running game against the Tar Heels in order to leave Chapel Hill with a win.  A solid running game will take the pressure off of Michael Brewer and allow him to manage the game and hopefully cut down on his mistakes.  Brewer also needs to take advantage of his playmakers on the outside, because like the Hokies, the Tar Heels have been very susceptible to the big play.

It is about time the Hokies start hitting the big plays on offense instead of giving them up on defense.  If the Hokies can continue to strides forward they made in the second half of the game against Western Michigan, they should be in good shape against UNC.  Hopefully, all the momentum they created will travel with the Hokies to Chapel Hill.