in Lane Stadium against Football Championship Subdivision (formally Division
1-AA) teams are rarely exciting, but usually that is because the Hokies jump out
to an early lead, run up big yardage totals, and cruise to a lopsided victory.
That wasn’t the case on Saturday against Furman. As expected, the excitement was
lacking, but so was the quality of execution by the Tech offense in the first
half. After sputtering to a 3-0 halftime lead, the Hokies took advantage of two
critical second half turnovers and pulled away to a 24-7 victory over the
What did we learn from such an uninspiring performance? We learned that the
defense is getting better, but there are some key issues that remain. We learned
that the kicking game has a chance to be the difference in close games if they
can stay consistent. And we learned that Tyrod Taylor needs to be on the field.
Let’s break it down…
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