Monday Thoughts: Hokies Get Complete Effort Against Wake

Now that it’s in the rear view mirror, I can tell you that this one had me
worried. The Hokies were coming off two emotionally-charged home games and going
on the road against a well-coached team that was confident and playing well. I
wrung my hands in the preview about this one being a trap game, but the Hokies,
after starting slow, put my fears to rest in an 11-minute stretch that decided
the outcome.

For the second game in a row, we find ourselves admiring a versatile, potent
offensive attack. After a sluggish start, the Hokies put up 38 points and 465
yards in the final three quarters against a Wake Forest defense that was ranked
#26 in the nation coming in. Defensively, Virginia Tech lost yet another starter
to injury, Jayron Hosley, but plugged a replacement in and kept going. The
Hokies held Wake Forest to half their scoring average and gave up just seven
points in the last 51 minutes of the game.

It was the best team and individual effort of the season, hands down, right
down to special teams.