The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from the Hokies’ Loss to Boston College

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Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Deon Newsome (20) fumbles a kick off as Boston College Eagles running back Richard Wilson (38) defends in the third quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Ugly

The Hokies last game only had a few ugly parts.  The bad parts were definitely more prevalent than the ugly parts.  That being said, there was a definite ugly part.  The ugly part was most definitely the field position game.  In a word, the Hokies starting field position was atrocious.  Boston College punter Alex Howell was definitely the MVP for the Eagles.  Howell pinned the Hokies deep in their own territory multiple times.

It seemd like the Hokies started inside their 10-yard line all game long.  This horrible starting position allowed the Boston College defense to blitz and put pressure on Michael Brewer and the Hokie offense.

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The horrible field position was also a direct effect of the offense’s inability to move the ball.  The Hokie offense going three and out hindered the Hokies ability to flip the field and turn the field position game in their favor.  Boston College used their punter as a weapon to help keep the Hokie offense out of sync.