For the second consecutive road game, the Virginia Tech football team collected a win away from Blacksburg. In fact, for the second consecutive road game, the Hokies went into an opponent’s stadium and dominated them from start to finish.
On Nov. 11, they went to Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and blew out the Boston College Eagles, 48-22, in a game that was not as close as you would think. In the fourth quarter, coach Brent Pry emptied his bench and got some of his backups and younger guys some snaps. The same thing happened this past Saturday as the Hokies traveled to Charlottesville and routed the Virginia Cavaliers, 55-17, in their regular season final that made them bowl-eligible.
There were a number of impressive performances from Virginia Tech who raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead and never let the Cavaliers show any signs of life in the second half. Despite their win, the ACC did not award two deserving players of Players of the Week honors for their performance.
Bhayshul Tuten and Da’Quan Felton were shortchanged by the ACC
Now, let’s be up front and honest, the conference has a tough time making decisions on who gets the honors and who doesn’t. I wouldn’t want to be part of that discussion. However, two plays, Bhayshul Tuten and Da’Quan Felton were deserving of Player of the Week honors. I know, Virginia Tech was not going to get it, however, at least one of them was more than deserving of the honor.
Both Tuten and Felton played a huge part in the Hokies win. Felton had three catches for 133 yards and touchdowns of 84 and 32 yards in the third quarter. Tuten also scored two touchdowns, but one was a rushing one, a 32-yarder in the second quarter, then he returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 117 yards rushing on 16 carries and he finished with 213 all-purpose yards.
This is no slight to any of the players who earned Player of the Week honors, but at least one of Tuten or Felton deserved a nod.