Virginia Tech’s offense struggled from the opening drive
The signs were there that it was going to be a long day for the offense. On the game’s first drive, they went sack, penalty, and a loss on an attempted screen. They were forced to punt and Louisville got the ball at the Hokies’ 49 and found the endzone with Jordan.
The Cardinals’ defense was too much for the offensive line as Drones was scrambling when he wasn’t sacked and everything that offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen tried failed. The best drive of the game came in the second quarter after a missed Louisville field goal.
Virginia Tech went 53 yards, helped by a pass interference penalty, and got into the red zone, but a questionable offensive pass interference penalty set them back and forced them to settle for a 44-yard John Love field goal and those turned out to be the only points on the afternoon for the Hokies.
Louisville’s defense is legit and they brought pressure on nearly every play. If there was one victory for the offense it’s that Drones was not injured in the game. He was flushed out of the pocket too many times and forced to throw the ball away. With things out of hand in the fourth quarter, senior Grant Wells made an appearance.