2009 Midseason Review: The Offense

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With seven games in the books and a bye week coming up, this seems like a
good week for a midseason review for the offense and the defense. We’ll start
with the offense, which has been inconsistent, though overall they are much
improved from a year ago. The improvement has come at almost every position on the
field, and the Hokies are a much more difficult team to defend this year.

First let’s look at some simple stats. The following table shows that the
2009 Tech offense is putting up much better numbers than the 2008 Tech offense,
and it’s not even close.

Offensive Comparison
Year YPG Nat.
2008 303.4 103 6 1
2009 380 59 5 3

The Hokies are up nearly 50 spots in the national rankings. They’ve already got
almost as many 300+ yard games as they did last year, and they’ve already got
three times as many 400+ yard games as they did in 2008.

The main reason for the increase in numbers is that the