The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from the Hokies’ Loss to Wake Forest

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Nov 22, 2014; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies running back J.C. Coleman (4) runs the ball while Wake Forest Demon Deacons cornerback Kevin Johnson (9) pursues during the fourth quarter at BB&T Field. Wake defeated Virginia Tech 6-3 in two overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Bad

The bad parts of the game were numerous.  However, there were two parts that stood out over the others.  The first part would be the continued lack of a consistent rushing attack even though J.C. Coleman once again had a solid game.  Coleman rushed for 98 yards on 18 carries but he was the only Hokie who got it going on the ground.

The Hokies only managed 111 yards on the ground.  This rushing attack, seemed to be somewhat effective but was not, as the Hokies could not get the play action going off the rushing game and never could parlay the rushing attack into a solid offensive possession.  The Wild Turkey offense was slightly effective until Motley managed to kill a promising Hokie drive with a fumble.

The second bad part of the games also has to do with the offense.  The play calling by Scot Loeffler was less than stellar.  Once again, the Hokies offense was anemic.  The Hokies only managed 254 yards of total offense and rarely ran a play on the Wake Forest side of the 50.  The Hokies never managed to get into the red zone until the overtime session.

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This lack of offense is partially execution but mostly because of lack of solid play calling.  Loeffler has a multitude of talent on the offensive side of the ball and for some reason struggles to take advantage of this talent.  The offense has been what has held the Hokies back the most this season.  Loeffler needs to rethink his offensive play calling before it is too late.