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

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Oct 26, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone (7) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown past Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) during the third quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Look ahead to Duke.

The Hokies next opponent is a familiar foe for the Hokies late in the season.  The Duke Blue Devils host the Hokies in an important ACC matchup for both teams.  The Hokies need to get this win in order to take pressure off the team in the last two games.  The Hokies will be tested on the defensive side of the ball.  Duke has a very impressive offense.

Duke’s offense is led by one of the most talented receivers in the ACC, Jamison Crowder, a receiver who can blow the top off a defense at any time of the game.  Crowder can hurt the Hokie secondary if they are not careful to account for him at all times.  Look for Kendall Fuller to spend a lot of time shadowing Crowder.

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Duke’s quarterback, Anthony Boone, is a threat to the defense throwing the ball and running the ball.  The Hokies have had a tough time with dual-threat quarterbacks this season and Boone could be another example of a quarterback which could make the day long for Bud Foster’s defense.

The Hokies need to win two out of the last three games to extend their impressive bowl appearance streak.  A win over Duke would go a long way in achieving this goal and helping the Hokies salvage their season.