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 quarterback Michael Brewer (12) passes the ball during the third quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Wake defeated Virginia Tech 6-3 in two overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Ugly

You can be sure the ugly parts of this game are extremely ugly.  The first ugly part goes against what I said the Hokies had to do in order to win the game.  This was to not turn the ball over.  The Hokies turned the ball over 3 times on Saturday, and all three came at horrible times.  The turnovers not only halted drives but took away momentum that could have swung the game in the favor of the Hokies.

These turnovers are going to have to be corrected before the game with UVA.  The Cavaliers are a much better team than the Demon Deacons and will take advantage of these Hokies miscues.  Also, by turning the ball over, the Hokies put even more pressure on their defense to come up with big stands.  An offense that underachieves as much as the Hokies do can’t afford these drive killers.

The second ugly part was the play of Michael Brewer.  Brewer has been up and down all season long.  His good play is very good, but on the opposite side of the coin, his bad is extremely bad.  Brewer had some of his most erratic play of the season against Wake Forest.  Brewer made horrible decisions most of the game and was responsible for two of the Hokie turnovers.

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Brewer was also sacked 5 times during the game and took other hits when he tried to stay in the pocket and make plays.  Brewer played the Hokies out of a lot of opportunities to create scoring chances.

In fact, his play over the last couple of weeks has had fans calling for a change.  In my opinion, the coaching staff might agree to a certain extent, hence the insertion of Brenden Motley into the “Wild Turkey” formation.  Brewer will more than likely be on a short leash against UVA. Hopefully, he will play better.