Virginia Tech Football: 3 Keys to beating Ohio State

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Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies tight end Bucky Hodges (7) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech vs Ohio State promises to be one of the best games of the opening week of college football. The Hokies are double digit underdogs to the reigning National Champions, so what do they have to do to not only keep the game close, but possibly pull the upset.

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When they take the field, the Hokies are going to be underdogs at home. The Hokies dominated the Buckeyes last season, but that was last season.  This year the Virginia Tech will probably face a tougher challenge when they take on the reigning national champions.

But the last team to beat the Buckeyes? That’s right, our Hokies. Ohio State is returning a ton of talent, and will no doubt have it in mind to avenge their only loss of the season last year. This will be a big opportunity for Virginia Tech to redeem what was a disappointing season and to catapult themselves right back into the top 25.

The Hokies are going to have to excel in several areas in order for lighting to strike twice. There are many keys to this game but I have narrowed it down to the three most important for the Hokies to have success on Monday night.

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