Virginia Tech is putting its first loss of the season behind them and moving forward toward Boston College.
“There are several things in all three phases of the game that we wish we had done differently or handled differently or played differently,” Head Coach Justin Fuente said. “We met yesterday and we talked and highlighted some of the things that had nothing to do with Clemson. They made plenty of plays on their own, and we knew that going in. There were several examples of us not doing things well that had everything to do with us. That was probably the most disappointing thing overall.”
Fuente said a lackluster performance overall and mistakes from the young offense were to blame.
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“Other than Greg [Stroman] at punt returner, I would give our whole team a very average grade,” Fuente said.
The Hokies are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season as they face 2-3 (0-2 ACC) Boston College.
The Eagles lost in weeks two and four to Wake Forest and Clemson where the Eagles were outscored by the Tigers 34-7. Twenty-seven of those points were scored in the fourth quarter.
In a press conference on October 2, Fuente said the Eagles were a big, physical team with many more personnel groups.
Justin Fuente is 4-0 when coming off a loss and 8-2 post-loss dating back to 2014 while he was coaching at Memphis.
Saturday marks the 26th game between Virginia Tech and Boston College with the Hokies leading the all-time series, 17-8. This includes the Hokies 49-0 shutout over the Eagles at home last year.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm at Alumni Stadium in Boston this Saturday.