Virginia Tech has now beaten UVA ten straight times, and they’ve outscored the Hoos 293-99 in the process. The Hokies have beaten their in-state rival by an average final score of 29.3 to 9.9. That’s about as dominant as it gets.
In particularly, look at how many points the Hoos have scored on Virginia Tech in the last four meetings: 7, 0, 14, 6. When Tech allowed 14 points to UVA in 2012, one of the scores was a defensive touchdown. That means that in the past four games against VT, UVA has scored two offensive touchdowns. In 16 quarters of football. Wow. Let’s analyze the two scoring drives…
Drive #1: In 2010, trailing 37-0 in Lane Stadium, Ross Metheny threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to Keith Payne to put the Hoos on the board. The Hokies were playing mostly backup defenders on the drive, including several walk-ons. UVA also fumbled on the drive, but fortunately for the Hoos the Hokies did not jump on it. Otherwise we’re talking one offensive touchdown over the last four games!
Drive #2: UVA’s other offensive touchdown over the past four years came on a 42 yard touchdown pass from Michael Rocco to Tim Smith in 2012. The drive covered a total of 50 yards.
In the last four years, UVA has never been able to score on a touchdown drive longer than 50 yards against Virginia Tech’s starting defense. That’s almost hard to believe. It’s hard to break your losing streak against your in-state rival if you can’t score. What’s the one thing that...
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