2008 Florida State Game Analysis: Hokies Show Mettle on the Road

am not sure what to make of this game. The Hokies lost, but they actually
played pretty well for long stretches of the game. The offense rebounded
after a miserable performance against BC, only to lose both of their
experienced quarterbacks to injury. The defense continued to represent,
only to be struck again by the big play bug. And the Hokies got a couple
of long kick-off returns, but the special teams continued to struggle with
key mistakes at critical junctures. It all added up to a strange,
roller-coaster of a game that was both fun and frustrating at the same

It seems every Tech / Florida State game is determined by big plays and
this game was no different. The Hokies set the tone early, but the
Seminoles roared back behind a series of big plays across all phases of
the game. The big plays will be the primary focus of this analysis along
with the usual game planning stuff to round it out.

In fact, game planning is where we’ll start. Let’s get to it.