Inside The Numbers: Offensive Highs And Defensive Lows

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Virginia Tech, Christian Darrisaw
Christian Darrisaw has proven to be one of the best football players in Virginia Tech history. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry, Pool)

Saturday’s game didn’t go well for the Virginia Tech defense.  Today we’ll look at some of the parts of the defense that didn’t play well, and a few players who held their own despite the final score.  Also, more on the impressive numbers put up by Khalil Herbert and the Hokie offensive line.

Virginia Tech Offensive Line Dominates…Again

“And wouldn’t you know it, they invited me and the ping pong team to visit the White House.  So I went…again.  And I met the President of the United States…again.”

That line is from the movie Forrest Gump as he’s describing his latest invitation to meet a US President.  This time it’s Richard Nixon, who was kind of enough to arrange for Gump to get a room at the brand new Watergate Hotel.  That was awfully nice of him, and I’m sure he had no reasons to ever regret that decision.

I sort of feel like Forrest Gump when describing the Virginia Tech offensive line at this point.  The Hokies played a football game over the weekend…again.  And the