Thomas Responds to Adversity With Near-Flawless Performance

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Going into yesterday’s game with the Miami Hurricanes, no one expected a shoot out. The Tech offense had been struggling to score, while the Hokie defense was playing stout football. On Saturday, it was the other way around, as Logan Thomas led Virginia Tech to a dramatic win over “The U” in one of the best college football games you’ll ever see.

The was a game Virginia Tech completely controlled in the early stages. The Hokies led 14-0, and were driving for another score when Logan Thomas fumbled a shotgun snap that Miami recovered. If Thomas didn’t fumble that snap, and the Hokies had gone up by three scores, I’m not sure that game ever would have been particularly close, because the Canes would have been forced to give up on the running game.

Oh well. While a double digit win over Miami would have been nice, I feel a lot better knowing that Logan Thomas is fully capable of putting the team on his back and leading them to victory in a tight game.

Put in a Position to Succeed, Thomas Executes Flawlessly

Except for that fumbled snap, Logan Thomas dominated Miami. He threw two incompletions – one that was dropped by David Wilson, and one shovel type pass to Wilson following a botched snap. Thomas hit every pass he threw downfield. He beat Miami deep, he beat them short, and when nobody was open downfield, he made a point to get the ball to David Wilson as his outlet.

He was accurate, he was decisive, at times he was creative, he made all the correct reads and all the right decisions. I’ll be interested to know how Thomas grades out, because he didn’t make any bad decisions in the passing game. Maybe he messed up a read option or two, but man, quarterbacking at Virginia Tech doesn’t get any better than it did against Miami.

Last week against Clemson, the Tech offense didn’t score an offensive touchdown, and we were all critical of the coaches, and some of the players. This week we have to give credit where credit is due. Against Miami, I think the offensive coaching staff did an outstanding job of putting the players in a position to succeed, and the players executed almost flawlessly.

Take the 60 yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Boykin,