GT Reflections: Unsung Players Step Up

Any time you put this many unproven players to the test in a big game, and they come through for you, it’s a reason to celebrate.

That’s my big “takeaway”, as they say, from this game. On the defensive side of the ball, most of the talent was well known, but on the offensive side of the ball, not so much, and the Hokies were fortunate to get numerous contributions from guys who were unknown and untested prior to Monday night.

This doesn’t mean this team has arrived, or more accurately, this doesn’t mean that the offense and special teams have arrived. The defense pulled into the station a long time ago, but the other units, though they’re making good time, are still out on the road.

It’s always a good thing when you can take a lot of young players into a big game, learn a lot about them, make some big plays, and win, all at the same time. You can question some things that went on during the game, and you can identify some areas for improvement, but you’ve got to be happy with the result. I am.