Wake Forest Defeats the Virginia Tech Hokies 6-3


Nov 22, 2014; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer looks on during the second quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies had a golden opportunity to get the sixth win that they needed to get to a bowl game. The opponent was a two-win Wake Forest team that was maybe the worst FBS team in the power 5 conferences and clearly the worst team in the ACC. This seemed like a game that the Hokies should win in blowout fashion.

After today, we know that change needs to happen in Blacksburg after one of the worst losses in a long time but we’ll have the next few days to get into that.

Wake Forest defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies in double overtime by a final score of 6-3. The Hokies were able to hold Wake Forest to a shut it out during regulation but the Hokies offense was awful and that led to this game going on regulation.

The Hokies offense failed in overtime and despite the fact that Virginia Tech’s defense didn’t give up a single first down in overtime, Wake Forest’s kicker made two field goals inside 50 yards. That was all Wake Forest needed to pull off the big upset and anger many Hokie fans.

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J.C. Coleman was not too bad in this game with 18 carries for 98 rushing yards and an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech defense was dominant led by Andrew Motuapuaka who had 9 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Nigel Williams also did a great job getting to the quarterback with two sacks. Overall, the Hokies were in the backfield consistently with 7 sacks on the day.

Michael Brewer had a nightmare of a game as he was sacked 5 times and was 15 for 28 for 126 passing yards and 1 interception. The play calling was terrible from Scot Loeffler while he also should have made the change at quarterback to Brenden Motley especially after he had some success on a drive before Brewer made a terrible play that led to a fumble.

However, this goes beyond Loeffler and goes to Beamer who fist pumped the Wake Forest missed field goal at the end of regulation. Beamer had a great run in Blacksburg and despite how brutal this going to be, the Hokies have to make a change. The program is going in the wrong direction and Beamer is not the right guy to be the head coach of a team that has the talent to potentially be really good next year.

Change needs to happen in Blacksburg and this terrible loss to Wake Forest is the final straw. Will Whit Babcock make the right move this offseason surrounding Beamer? We will just have to wait and see. What we know for certain is that this loss is absolutely unacceptable and one of the worst ever for Virginia Tech.