Virginia Tech’s defense allows too many big plays
If there has been on common theme this season on the road for the Hokies’ defense, it’s been allowing the big plays. That continued at Louisville.
Getting off the field has been a problem for Chris Marve’s defense, but that was not much of an issue against the Cardinals because of the big plays they got. Running back Isaac Guerendo had three touchdown runs of 39,12 and 36 yards, while wide receiver Jadon Thompson had a 37-yard touchdown reception. Louisville was just 2-for-8 on third downs in the game.
Big plays have been an issue and I’ll say it again, Virginia Tech is not a team built to come from behind, especially big deficits. Getting off the field on third down has been getting better as the season has gone along, limiting the big plays needs to get better as well.
Winning two out of three games remaining to become bowl-eligible is doable for the Hokies, however, if they are going to do it, then fixing these major concerns is a must. That begins this weekend in Chestnut Hill, Mass. against Boston College.