Louisville’s running game was too much for Virginia Tech
Coming into the game, Louisville’s big-play running back Jawhar Jordan was questionable and a game-time decision. He ended up playing, but he didn’t have the game that everyone expected him to have. He finished with 60 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, but it was another back who hurt the Hokies all afternoon.
Isaac Guerendo picked up the slack and had an afternoon against Virginia Tech’s defense. He rushed for 147 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns. He had touchdown runs of 39, 12, and 36 yards, and his last one was way too easy.
One week after allowing zero rushing yards to Syracuse, Virginia Tech’s defense allowed 231 yards on the ground to the Cardinals and they were gashed from the beginning. Again, Louisville isn’t Pittsburgh, Wake Forst, or the Orange and is a legit Top 15 team in the country, but as the game went on, the Cardinals’ offensive line wore down the Hokies.
Things are not going to get any easier next week as Boston College has a very good running game and a dual-threat quarterback. It only gets harder from here on out.