Duke humbles Hokies, 13-10

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vt_fb_logan_thomas_2013_13Virginia Tech took all the progress they had made in the last six games and gave it all back, losing to Duke at home, 13-10.

The Hokies had another monstrous defensive effort, giving up just 198 yards, forcing four Duke turnovers (including three interceptions by Kendall Fuller), and holding the Blue Devils to 0-11 on third down.

But the Hokies were the victims of bad outings from quarterback Logan Thomas and placekicker Cody Journell. Thomas, who hadn’t thrown an interception since the Marshall game back on September 21st, coughed up a career-high four interceptions, including one in the end zone. Journell was just 1-3 on field goals, making a 42-yarder but missing kicks from 45 and 40 yards.

Meanwhile, Journell’s counterpart on the Duke squad, Ross Martin, connected from 51 and 53 yards. Combined with a 9-yard touchdown run by Anthony Boone, it was enough to send Duke to the win, despite a terrible outing by Boone. Boone was 7-of-25 for 107 yards, 4 interceptions, and no touchdowns, but the Hokies couldn’t turn that into a win.

As a matter of fact, the Hokies converted none of Boone’s four interceptions into points. Tech picked Boone off at the VT 47, the VT 10, the VT 17, and the Duke 36, and failed to turn any of those into scores. Their best chance, the interception at the Duke 36 with Duke leading 13-10, resulted in a missed 40-yard field goal by Journell.

Virginia Tech held huge advantages in many key statistical areas:

  • Yardage: VT 387 yards, Duke 198
  • Yards rushing: VT 173, Duke 91
  • Number of plays: VT 84, Duke 54
  • Time of possession: VT 39:27, Duke 20:33

But because of the Hokies’ four turnovers and two missed field goals, all advantages were squandered, and the Hokies went down in defeat. The loss is Tech’s first to Duke in ACC play, their first to an unranked opponent at home since the 2010 JMU game, and Duke’s first road win over a ranked team since 1971.

Thomas was 21-of-38 for 214 yards and four interceptions, and he also led the Hokies in rushing 101 yards and a touchdown. (Duke had no sacks on the day.) Trey Edmunds and J.C. Coleman combined for 74 more rushing yards on 22 carries, and Demitri Knowles led the Hokies with 69 yards on four catches.

Defensively, Kendall Fuller was the star with three interceptions, and Luther Maddy led the Hokies in tackles with eight, including VT’s only sack. Maddy’s sack was one of just two TFLs for the Hokies on the day.

Game Recap

The Hokies were without the services of defensive starters Kyle Fuller (groin), who played special teams but not defense, Brandon Facyson (who sat out the game), and J.R. Collins (suspended for violating team rules). Backup linebacker Deon Clarke was also suspended for violating team rules.

The first big play of the game came when Kendall Fuller picked off Anthony Boone at the Virginia Tech 46 early in the first quarter. The Hokies drove to the Duke 31 yard line, and when facing a 4th and 11 from there, Frank Beamer decided to eschew the field goal and go for it. Logan Thomas threw it into coverage, and Duke nearly intercepted it, killing the drive.

Thomas had completed his first four passes, but he went into a funk and missed six straight, including his first interception, which came later in the first quarter at the VT 22. Fuller got it back three plays later, picking off Boone at the Hokie ten yard line.

The two teams traded punts, but Duke was winning the field position battle, and they converted that into points in the second quarter. After a 36-yard punt by A.J. Hughes gave Duke the ball at their own 45 yard line, the Blue Devils got a 19-yard run by Jela Duncan, then converted that into a 51-yard field goal by Ross Martin to go up 3-0 with 12:27 to go second quarter.

The Hokies responded with one of their better drives of the day, going all the way to the Duke one yard line, where the Hokies had second and goal. J.C. Coleman lost a yard on the next play, and on 3rd and goal from the two, Thomas hit D.J Coles for a TD, but Coles was called for an illegal shift, negating the play. On the very next play, Thomas was pressured, and he forced a pass into coverage in the end zone, where Duke’s Ross Cockrell picked it off.

Ross Cockrell picked Logan Thomas off in the end zone.
Ross Cockrell picked Logan Thomas off in the end zone.

Duke drove all the way to the Hokie 12 yard line and threatened to extend their lead, but Tariq Edwards batted a pass by Boone into the air, and Tech’s Dadi Nicolas picked it off at the Tech 17.

Tech drove right back down the field and, facing a 4th and 8 from the Duke 28, went for the tying field goal. Cody Journell missed it with just 42 seconds left in the half, and Duke then picked up a critical score right before half time. Boone was 4-16 at that point, but he completed consecutive passes of 11, 16, and 7 yards, and Martin made it pay off with a 53-yard field goal as time ran out in the half. Duke took a 6-0 lead into half time.

Needing some offensive momentum, the Hokies took the opening kickoff of the second half and drove to the Duke 37, where the Hokies faced a 4th and 1. Tech ran an off-tackle play for Trey Edmunds, who was stopped, giving the ball back to Duke.

Aided by a pass interference call on Jack Tyler and defensive holding on Kyshoen Jarrett, the Blue Devils drove 63 yard in just six plays, scoring on a 9-yard run by Boone around the left end. Duke led 13-0 with 6:14 to go third quarter.

Logan Thomas threw his third interception of the day on Tech’s next possession, at the Hokie 41, when he threw a short pass to Willie Byrn that was deflected high into the air and was picked off by Jeremy Cash. But the Tech defense forced a three and out and a punt. The punt was downed by the Blue Devils at the Hokie one yard line when a Duke player who stepped out of bounds batted the ball into the end zone. Since he contacted the ball while out of bounds, it downed the ball at the one.

Virginia Tech responded, surprisingly, with their second 99-yard drive of the season. Thomas started with a 56-yard sideline completion to Demitri Knowles, and the Hokies stuck it quickly into the end zone from there, scoring in just six plays on a 5-yard run by Thomas. That made it 13-7, Duke, with 11 seconds left in the third quarter.

One possession later, the Hokies closed it to 13-10 on a 42-yard field goal by Cody Journell with 9:23 to go.

When Kendall Fuller registered his third interception of the game just two plays later, on the Duke 33, it looked like the Hokies were in business to take the lead. But facing 4th and 2 from the Duke 23, Tech tried for the tying field goal, and Journell yanked it badly left, missing it with 6:02 to go.

The Tech defense forced a three and out, but on the second play of Tech’s next possession, on 2nd and six from around midfield, Thomas didn’t see Willie Byrn open downfield and instead forced a short pass into coverage. The ball bounced off of Demitri Knowles into the air and was picked off by Kelby Brown at the Duke 47 with 4:22 left.

The Hokies never got the ball again. Though Duke didn’t convert a third down all day, they did convert a fourth down on their last possession, a 4th and 1 at the Tech 44 with 3:12 remaining. Dadi Nicolas and Kyshoen Jarrett both had shots at tackling backup Duke QB Brandon Connette in the backfield, but failed to wrap him up, and Duke ran out the clock from that point on.

Virginia Tech Postgame Notes, courtesy Virginia Tech Athletics Communications

• Tech’s permanent captains for the year are Jack Tyler, Kyle Fuller, Andrew Miller and Logan Thomas.

• Kyle Fuller (groin) saw his 34-game start streak end today when he wasn’t on the field for the opening defensive play of the game. The last game the senior didn’t start was the 2011 Orange Bowl against Stanford. He did play on special teams.

• Freshman Chuck Clark got his first start of his career, coming as a nickel back in Tech’s defensive formation. Kendall Fuller slid to one cornerback spot and Antone Exum made his 2013 debut, starting opposite Fuller, after suffering a knee injury in January.

• Dadi Nicolas made his first collegiate start, coming in place of J.R. Collins.

• Darius Redman made his first collegiate start, coming at tight end.

• True freshman Kendall Fuller had a career-high three interceptions in the game to give him a Tech freshman-record five for the season. Tech’s true freshman combo of Fuller (5) and Brandon Facyson (4) have combined for nine interceptions this year. Fuller passed Eric Green (2000) and Facyson (2013), who previously held the freshman record with four.

• Defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins saw one play at fullback in the first half, the first offensive snaps of his career.

• Dadi Nicolas recorded his first career interception, coming toward the end of the first half. Tech now has a nation-leading 17 interceptions on the season.

• The last time Tech was held scoreless in the first half was last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers. The Hokies trailed 10-0 but won 13-10 in overtime.

• Logan Thomas set a new Tech quarterback career record with his 24th rushing touchdown in the third quarter, breaking a tie with Tyrod Taylor.

• With Tech’s first score, the Hokies extended their scoring streak to 238 games, the 13th-longest in NCAA Division I history. Five of the 12 streaks ahead of Tech’s are active streaks. It marked just the 11th time during the streak Tech has had to go into the second have to extend the streak. It marked just the 13th time during the streak Tech has failed to score 13 or more points.

• Tech went 4-for-6 on fourth-down conversions. Tech converted four tries against West Virginia in 1997, a 30-17 loss, the most under Beamer. The only other time Tech tried six fourth-down conversions under Beamer was in that West Virginia game, as well as against Southern Miss in 1994.

• The last time the Hokies had a 99-yard touchdown drive was in its 2005 game against Maryland. It was the only other 99-yard drive under Beamer before today.

• The last time a Tech player had three interceptions in a game was Jayron Hosley in 2010 against Russell Wilson and NC State. Kendall Fuller became the 13th Tech player in modern history to record three picks in a game.

• The last time Tech’s defense recorded four or more interceptions in a game and the Hokies lost was in 1992 when Rutgers threw five picks, but still won 50-49.

• The last time Tech’s defense intercepted four passes in a game was against North Carolina in 2010. The last time the Hokies threw four interceptions in a game was against Miami in 2001.

• The loss to unranked Duke broke a 20-game home winning streak against unranked teams. The last loss was to JMU in 2010.

• Defensive tackle Luther Maddy recorded a career-high eight tackles in the game. His previous high was seven against Marshall earlier this season.

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  1. Cutcliffe flat outcoached out entire staff IMO. Everyone has stuffed the box and dared LT to throw this year and he has done okay so far with 1 to 2 passing options. Duke only sent 3 to 4 guys all day long, laid back in a cover 2 and made LT make decisions which is not his strong suit. He is an athlete, he does not have a QB mindset like McCarron. Brilliant strategy. You could see our offense was confused the entire 1st half. That is when we need to man up and run over Duke and we can’t, simple as that. I have to hand it to Cutcliffe…

  2. I was so pi**Ed after the game, when I got home, Ideleted the game, did not want to watch it, did not even listen to VT sports today. Probably will not listen to TTL tonight. Hopefully have it out of my system tomorrow to get ready for BC.

  3. PLAY THE DAMN GUY YOU RECRUITED AS A QUARTERBACK.

    NOT THE #1 TIGHT END IN THE COUNTRY.

    SO FREAKING STUPID, WHAT AN EMBARRASSEMENT TO WATCH.

  4. I don’t know why you all are in a tiff. When you see the orange uniforms, you know things are going to go bad. This is by no means the first bad loss in the orange and it began when the rolled them out and lost to dsu in 1994. Can we please burn the darn orange uniforms? Chirs or Will, would love a story on the history of the crappy orange uni’s … how we always seen to underachieve in them. Please delete the orange w\from our locker rooms!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. No need to over analyze. 83Hokie has it nailed. Orange uniforms did us in again. Frank promised after the UVA loss (orange on orange) that we would never wear them again.

    2. As soon as I walked into Lane and saw the orange I had a bad feeling. I watched us lose twice to the Hoos when we wore orange.
      Had I known we decided on the orange unis I would not have traveled from the obx to watch this third spectacle of inept football.
      Our offense is a prefect example of the old addage, “if you look like a pumpkin you’ll probably play like a pumpkin”.
      This may seem childish but I’ve been a serious Hokie fan since 1960, and I cannot identify with the damn orange unis.
      I need more advance warning in the future so I can avoid a painful repeat.

  5. Beamer and company got spoiled with “run for your life QBs” that made up for poor offensive game plans. In the meantime, teams have turned the running QB into a real weapon with spread and quick temp offensives. With the type of talent we had, we really missed the boat on developing those type of offensives.

  6. We lost plain and simple. Everyone has their opinions of who’s to blame but we need to move on to BC and the rest of the season. Before the season started not many Hokie fans thought we would have six wins by now. Lighten up! Go Hokies!

  7. The kicking team player touched the ball inbounds (on the fly) and then again out of bounds to knock it into the endzone. Totally blown call by the officials.

    1. Watch the replay. It was the right call. His foot was on the sideline (out of bounds) when he first touched the ball. Hey, we scored on that drive so it’s not like that cost us the game.

  8. All I can say is “What a waste of a incredible defense.” Bud and his D deserve better than this. They are the one of the country’s top two defenses and Tech isn’t even ranked in the top 25. What a shame.

  9. It’s real simple – until Frank Beamer limps out of Blacksburg and into retirement the Hokies will be who they are – a solid top 25 program with scrappy kids that consistently puts defensive guys in the pro’s thanks to the true backbone of the program, Bud Foster. Beamer is 15 years behind the times in philosophy, offensive mindset and recruiting. A couple of you eluded to this and again it’s really simple: it’s easy to recruit defensive guys to Blacksburg because they know Bud, Gentry, Torrian Gray, et al, plus hard work can get them to the NFL. Why don’t any truly serious 4-5 star offensive recruits come to Tech? Because they see the offensive product at Tech and then see the product at Clemson, FSU, Ohio State, WVU and boom – decision is made.
    I put this on Beamer. He’s the head guy and he’s been the stubborn one who waited way too late to make change over the last decade. Great leaders, coaches, politicians and business executives evolve and adapt with the times. They don’t hunker down and pretend the world is stagnant.

  10. The season starts and ends with Logan Thomas…. If he has a bad game the team loses… Us loyal fans should have known that eventually we would bite the bullet with out any resemblance of a running game from our tailbacks and fullback. The Defense Is awesome, our offense, well for a lack of a better word; “putrid”…. This loss is right up there with losing to NC in 1997 Gator Bowl….embarrassing!!!

  11. There’s only one way to describe the loss yesterday and that’s embarrassing…an absolute embarrassment.

  12. The O continues to live and die off whether LT can carry the water each game. Obviously it could not have played out any worse yesterday! However, I believe the ghost of Kurt Newsome continues to haunt us as the lack of solid running game continues to make us pretty one dimensional and the O-line has the culture that they “hope to make it” on 3rd & short or 3rd & goal. While there was improvement on rushing game yesterday in total yards, its not a great philosophy to rely on your QB as battering ram to get those yards. On the other side, the D continues to play high octane aggressive “we’re going to beat you every play” culture instilled by Bud year after year. CFB got way too comfortable with outdated philosophy. Which teams are winning championships with such conservative O? Why you wouldn’t want both sides of the ball with Bud’s culture is puzzling. Special Teams are still a vulnerability as we rarely get past the 20 on KO returns and punt return is lots of running sideways versus north towards the endzone. At this point, think we should consider different PK! Don’t have good feeling that we find solution to get O a more balanced attack any time soon. I think its more of we simply are lacking in talent at skill positions and will take time for new O coaches to fix this train wreck!

  13. In addition to his 4 INTs, Thomas had about 3-4 other passes that easily could have been picked but weren’t.

    LT simply had a terrible game, the worst he’s had since he’s been here. He missed on several easy throws and made very poor decisions on where to go with the ball.

    As both Chris and Will have pointed out, this year’s VT team has a very small margin for error on the offensive side of the ball. We can’t expect to turn the ball over four times and win.

    This game’s over and done. The important thing now is to get things corrected for the trip up to BC. We would still win the Coastal Division if we win out. Logan Thomas has simply got to make better decisions on where to go with the ball.

  14. For those calling on Beamer to dump LT, forget it. He won’t because of integrity. LT came to VT as a TE and had a promising NFL future at that position but at Beamer’s urging converted to QB. Beamer is not going to abandon LT after basically taking away his NFL TE shot. He will do all he can to try to make it work for him at QB, especially since he passed up the NFL to come back to Tech. It’s the least Beamer can do for him and while I hate losing to Duke I’m proud of Beamer for sticking with his promise to LT. I think long term it’s better for the program and it’s reputation with recruits that he coach didn’t dump a kid when am experiment the coach urged on him struggles.

    1. That is an interesting premise. If true it is a short sighted one at the cost of the rest of the football team.

      The hard, cold truth of the matter is Beaner & Loeffler believe LT gives them their best chance for winning. Rather that’s true will be debated endlessly if we continue to lose like we did yesterday.

      I admire loyalty to your friends & those whom you lead, but in the end Beamer’s legacy will be both positively & negatively impacted by his perceived loyalty to those coaches who have been responsible the disaster that our offense has been for a decade.

    2. Its okay to stick with him to a certain point. When do say LT you just don’t have it going today we got to try Mark Leal to see if we can pull this victory out. Not saying he should lose the starting QB job but he should’ve been pulled at some point during the game. Like Spurrier did in the SC MIZZOU game.

      1. The announcers mentioned some sort of “another unspecified injury”. I was actually with you on Saturday. Give Leal a shot and say it’s because of that undisclosed injury, not his poor play. No shame in being replaced for part of a game if you’re hurt.

  15. Logan Thomas is not a bad quarterback. He had a bad game because he tried to do to much all on his own. Poor play calls by an offense coordinator who was awful at Auburn last year. Look at them this year. We haven’t had a quick slant or a designed quick run in years. And a lack of experience and talent around our quarterback hurt. No playmakers. Special teams aren’t special. Duke continually had longer kick returns etc. We make our field goals we win despite all of this. That simple. Frustrating because we have a great defense……..

    1. I disagree. Loeffler is playing to what we have the closest to strengths on offense and that is passing the ball using a West Coast approach to substitute for a running game. Even on his good days this year LT is often off target requiring his receivers to make catches more difficult then they should be. How many times have they had to reach behind them or leap into the air? Stanford on multiple occasions come to mind.

      In regards to Auburn Loeffler was brought into a situation predicated on talent to run more of a spread. I guarantee if you brought Auburn’s current offensive staff here they would struggle mightly.

      While I get frustrated with LT in the end he probably should never had been thrusted into playing QB. Our missing out on the best in state quarterbacks has really hurt us.

      In the end the situation is what it is: we fell behind terribly on recruiting & developing offensive talent and unfortunately we are having to bare it until we can correct it which we will….eventually.

      1. You are Absolutely Correct in your assessment! By all accounts LT is a good young man, a good athlete, and given his best effort at QB but playing out of his position. Shame on us if we ruin his NFL career due to the lack of recruiting of a top QB.

  16. After watching Logan yesterday, if I was the OC I would start developing next year’s quarterback, assuming we have one fit to develop, by having him throw to tight end Logan Thomas to utilize his running ability.

    1. My sentiments exactly!!! Let’s get working on our QB of the 2014 season. Only problem is … LT is most of our rushing threat. Thomas deserves enormous credit for his heart and commitment to the team, but he will never start in the NFL as a QB. Let him develop NOW as a tight end threat.

  17. Wow. Logan Thomas shares a record with the previously incomparable Grant Noel. Congrats!

    I still believe Loeffler is light years ahead of Stiney. He wasn’t the one out there failing to see wide open receivers deep down the field. Sad thing is if Tyrod Taylor or Sean Glennon were playing this game is a blow out for us.

    Thomas needs to start taking responsibility for his play. He can no longer yell at and blame it on the wide receivers!

  18. It boggles the mind. I fail to understand how an offense can be so inept. There’s no way the coaches can spin this one with a straight face. I just have no more words or it.

  19. While I would like to know what LT was thinking, chances are, he wasn’t. I was screaming “HE’S OPEN!!!!!” all afternoon. And, what looked like improvement with adding touch to his throws over the last 3 games, was obviously undone. Half of those interceptions bounced off our receivers at a distance that was longer than the throw itself.

    Loeffler doesn’t get a free pass either. I saw improvement with Coleman in the game. This was one game where we could actually afford to hand it off over and over particularly sense Duke selled out against the pass.

    Loeffler seems like a good, smart guy. Perhaps he’s a good QB coach. However, mighty interesting to see how much Auburn has improved in a season without him. That might not be fair at all, but it’s now going to be on the minds of Hokie Nation for the rest of the year.

    Such a wasted Defense. I feel bad for all of those guys. Happy to see Exum out there.

    1. Loeffler recruited some of the current offense players playing at Auburn today as did Grimes. He’s doing the best with what he has as is Grimes. Yes, I question some of his calls but for the most part he’s doing what he has to do with a average QB, average RB’s, average WO’s and a very below average OL. LT missed time and time again WO’s that were running free yesterday. The PK is a head case and it doesn’t seem that he really cares and I don’t really know if he has any competition for his job. The very bad offensive system that is in place goes on Beamer, he hired and retained a very poor offensive coaching staff that didn’t belong in Div 1 football. Also, why is Shane coaching RB’s? Have you seen any improvement with the RB’s? Major question, why has Bud stayed this long knowing that are offense is non apparent. I believe that with the new offense coaching staff it will come around but not for a while. Check our QB commit from PA on youtube, I believe he threw for 444 yards last Friday and he plays in a high level high school division.

      1. Ford is the real deal. His team beat the #1 ranked AAA team in the state, Bishop McDevitt (they play a AAAA schedule, but bc they are a smaller private catholic school, they’re AAA. But earlier this year they beat a AAAA team that was ranked in the top 10 in the state, by 20 + points). McDevitt produces ridiculous d-1 talent. The #1 de in the country 2 years ago, Noah Spence, who is blowing up at Ohio St….see what he did to PSU Sat night. Other alum include Lesean McCoy, Ricky Watters, etc. Anyway Ford lit them up for over 400 yards and 6 tds. His NCAA passing efficiency is something ridiculous like 240 for the season. And he’s incredibly smart, I think he’ll b able to
        pick up the college game fast, and he’ll b starting for us next year as a true freshmen. And he’s a lefty.

        http://highschoolsports.pennlive.com/news/article/7207570545926144278/quarterback-andrew-ford-and-cedar-cliff-shake-the-roc-stun-top-ranked-bishop-mcdevitt/

  20. This program should NEVER take a bye week off. They need to stay engaged. Beamer likes to say a team gets better between 1st game and 2nd game. I know a bye isn’t exactly the same but for this program it feels the same – looked alot like game 1.

  21. Will, It’s hard to write a article on Such poor playing by VT’s QB this year. Throw in the fact that our new OC might not be what VT needs. IMHO, LT is all about Records for the books . But if you are a visiting Team and want to break some of Your long standing personnel bad records …Come to VT, we’ll get you thru them. Duke took some of their’s off the Books yesterday….Thank you Will for a good article..

  22. It was a bad game. Win the last four and the Hokies are in the ACC-C game. The big picture has the Hokies still controlling their football fate.

    Go Hokies!

    1. First, there is no way we win the last 4 games (especially Miami). Second, even if we did manage to reach the ACC championship game, we would get plastered by FSU ( because our offense could never score enough points). Let’s be realistic and hope we can make the Russell Athletic Bowl or the Diamond Nut Bowl.

  23. This game is ALL on Logan Thomas, he failed his team, fans and his draft stock at QB just fell off the charts as he proved once again that he cannot go through what should now be rountine progressions for a 3rd year starting QB. Had he gone through his progressions, Willie Byrn would have had over 200 yards receiving as he was running wide open down the field all night long. The LT QB experiment is over, put Leal in and get him prepared for next year!! Lastly, if I hear Beamer say one more time that Journell is a “good kicker” I am going to throw up as he is average at best!!

      1. Unfortunately, last year results don’t help this year. Are you going to allow him to lose 4 games this year?

      2. Are u seriously defending Journell? He’s AWFUL and clearly a head case. Aside from his criminal record, I’ve talked to numerous people who either grew up with him or know him now, and let’s just say I haven’t heard one positive thing about him, to say the least. If he kicks even one more time this year Beamer should b fired on the spot. I don’t care who we replace him with. No excuse for Beamer to be sending him out there.

  24. Had to run an Errand, Stone-cold Sober, so I’ll start this show. This was about as humiliating a Loss as there is. I guess the new OCoordinator has a Master Plan, somehow He has made a bad Offense worse, there is just no excuse for how bad and just inept that they are, it is Shameful! 0 points on Duke at the Half. The Kickoff Return Team sucks, the Punt Return Team sucks, our Running Backs suck, the 4th and a Foot call was Retarded, the Play Calling is spastic for the most part. We have no Deep threats, except for Knowles, and He’s a Sissy. Kline shows flashes, but guess what, We don’t use him mostly. Bud’s D is World-Class, but unlike Macho Harris and guys from the past, they intercept and immediately fall down, No taking it to the House. Bottom Line, our Kicker has lost it, it would have been 13-13, and We pull it out, but No, He aint got Mojo no more. My Buddies have given up on him a while back, and I was his chief defender. He cost us the Michigan Game, and has tried to blow some ones this year, but it should not come down to a Cody kick. I am shocked that Leal continues to sit when Thomas can’t do nothing. Beamer is stubborn to a fault. We have no confidence in the Placekicker, We have no Go-To Guys, No SpeedBurners, a Defense that could shut down Tom Brady-but will have no Game-Changing moves, and blocking Punts is from 1998 or so. I can vent, but the Offense is just so very Bad, it is atrocious, abominable. Lastly, Overall, the forcing Logan Thomas to be a QB(He didn’t wanna be) has not worked. When He was at Brookville in Lynchburg, He always failed in the Big Games. I’m done, the Duke loss should get some Retirements started in Blacksburg, God willing!

    1. What’s up with all the words starting with caps in middle of the sentence? Is that intentional? Just curious 🙂

  25. Thomas has to be our worst QB ever..I am sick of it ans am thinking of canceling my TSL subscription….

    1. So because we have a bad QB you are going to take it out on TSL. Do think it is their fault? That is such a stupid comment I cannot even think of something that stupid to compare it too. Unless calling a run around the edge on 4th and foot when you have a 6’6″ QB.

      1. Especially when the QB gave the play away by checking his wrist-band play sheet!!! You don’t need to consult that aid when you’re going to sneek it. Would have been brilliant if he had checked the wrist, then snuck it. Never occurred to LT that he was tipping off the Duke “D”

    2. LOL what’s this got to do with TSL?? I am thinking of cancelling my Ohio State game cause I’d rather spend the money on a good TV and watch the ass whoopping we’ll take at home.

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