Monday Thoughts: Aliens and Robots

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Serious question: did anything in this game go like we thought it would?

I’ve been mulling that. Offensively, that’s an easy answer: no one thought Virginia Tech would do what they did. On the surface, you know the obvious numbers.

As a matter of fact, give a shoutout to both Logan Thomas and Stephen Morris: coming into the game, they averaged between them one interception for every 22 passing attempts. In this game, they put the ball in the air 60 times and didn’t throw a single interception. I don’t remember either team even being close to picking one off.

If you had told me that VT was going to score 42 points, I would have had visions of a 4-INT night from Stephen Morris, but no dice. He didn’t play well, but he didn’t turn it over.

Another odd occurrence? The offense covered for a subpar night from the defense. Don’t get me wrong; the Tech defense played well. But they didn’t play great, and the defense playing great had been a prerequisite for every win this year against opponents with a pulse.

Also unexpected was the return of the tailbacks