Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is tackled by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) after a short gain at Ohio Stadium. Virginia Tech won the game 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Bud Foster and the Virginia Tech Hokies’ defense absolutely dominated Wake Forest last week by not allowing any points in regulation and any first downs in overtime. Despite that great effort, Virginia Tech still lost 6-3 in double overtime to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in what was a very disappointing loss.
The Virginia Tech defense will look to step up once again against Virginia and one player in particular will have a huge game in what could be the Hokies’ final game if the offense can’t step up.
Kendall Fuller has had an excellent sophomore season despite the fact that he has only 1 interception as he also has 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 14 pass breakups. Fuller has been one of a few cornerbacks that opposing offensive coordinators and quarterbacks look to avoid in their play calling and execution.
Fuller has had some bad moments but those have usually came against some very good receivers like Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd. Overall, Fuller has been dominant in many games other than against Pittsburgh though Fuller still had a solid game at Heinz Field.
The Virginia Cavaliers do not have a standout wide receiver and Kendall Fuller will have one of the best games of his career.
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Fuller will come out ready to go from the opening kickoff and will be ready to do a lot of damage against a Virginia team that has thrown 15 interceptions so far this season. Fuller knows that this will be a great chance for him to prove that he should be an All-American this season even if he doesn’t have the high volume of interceptions.
The Cavaliers will try to avoid Fuller but Greyson Lambert will throw a few passes in the direction of Fuller. After dropping an interception that he knows he should have had last week, Fuller will once again step up and have at least 1 interception in this game while completely shutting down whoever he gets matched up against once again.
Kendall Fuller will shine in primetime on Black Friday in front of a large national audience on ESPN.