Foster and the Defense Get it Done Again

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I don’t have much, if anything, to say about the offense that hasn’t already been said before.  Today’s article will be a celebration of defense, and how Bud Foster’s unit saved the day for the Hokies yet again.

2012 has not been kind to the Tech offense.  Or vice versa, depending on how you look at it.  Going back to the Sugar Bowl against Michigan, the Tech offense hasn’t performed to their ability.  This time it finally caught up to them.  The 10-win streak ended, and the Hokies barely made a bowl.  As a result, we are going to see some changes coming on that side of the ball, probably sooner rather than later.  I don’t know the exact date that the changes will happen, but trust me…they will happen.  More on that at the end of the article.

For now, let’s address the Tech defense as a whole, and several individual players.

Technically, it Wasn’t a Shutout, But….

Tech’s defense swarmed the Rutgers offense on Friday night.

As far as I’m concerned, the Virginia Tech defense pitched a shutout against Rutgers on Friday night.  The Scarlett Knights scored a touchdown against the VT offense on the second play of the game, and their field goal came after a 15 yard personal foul penalty on special teams, which started their drive on Tech’s side of the 50.  Without that personal foul, I don’t think they would have gotten that field goal.

The first half of the season didn’t go well for the Tech defense.  As the season progressed, guys like Antone Exum and Detrick Bonner really started to settle into their new positions in the secondary.  Along with that, Bud Foster did a little butt kicking in practice, and things started coming together.

After getting shredded by Cincinnati and Pitt, the Tech defense went on to play their best