Hokies showed no quit against FSU
Trailing 22-0 after a first quarter in which they were dominated on both sides of the ball, Virginia Tech battled back in the second quarter and early in the third before falling to more talented Seminoles.
Running back Bhayshul Tuten had another strong game and quarterback Kyron Drones again performed well with his legs and had some impressive runs. After settling for a field goal in the second quarter, Tuten scored on a 5-yard run at the end of the half, then took the second-half kickoff back 99 yards to paydirt to bring Tech within 22-17. Florida State had too much speed and talent in the end, but the Hokies hung around longer than most thought they would have after the opening quarter.
In the third quarter, Virginia Tech lost safety Jalen Stroman to a targeting call, which means he will have to sit out the first half of next week’s home game against Wake Forest. Tuten took a heavy hit in the third quarter but was able to get up and walk off the field.
Getting out of Tallahassee without major injuries was key for the Hokies and it appears that they did somewhat. Their depth chart is limited after the amount of injuries they have had this season and after hosting the Demon Deacons next week, they get their much-needed bye week.