2005 Duke Game Analysis: Another Day at the Office for Focused Hokies

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With the fans looking closely for a letdown, the Hokies
played hard, set a defensive record in holding Duke to 35 yards, and opened up
the offense a little bit in coasting to a 45-0 victory. Two games into the
season, the Hokies are evolving and progressing in their drive for their second
straight ACC championship.

For this game analysis, I’ll take the approach of
following up Raleigh Hokie’s pre-game Keys
to the Game
article to see how the Hokies performed against the Blue Devils.
Raleigh laid out four keys for the Tech defense and four for the Tech offense.
I’ll review them, plus add my own thoughts at the end.

Defensive Player
of the Game

picture: hokiesports.com
#15 Roland Minor

CB, 6-0, 198, rSo.
Score: 36.3 points

Click here for an explanation of the award and how the scoring is done

(page still shows 2004 results)

With an interception return for a touchdown, Roland Minor
wins it this week. Minor also had one assisted tackle and a pass