Inside the numbers: Big plays and third downs


Brewer’s play on third down critical against Western Michigan and for the rest of the season

Virginia Tech is currently #11 in the country in third down conversions. Michael Brewer has a lot to do with that. The Hokies got off to a tough start on third downs against Western Michigan (4-of-9 in the first half), but they rallied to go 10-of-18. Brewer’s performance on third down on Tech’s scoring drives was absolutely critical.

First, let’s look at the plays he made on scoring drive #2, which resulted in a 29-yard touchdown pass to Bucky Hodges. The Hokies faced three third down situations on that drive, and he converted all of them.