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(Virginia Tech Athletics)

Following Virginia Tech’s 25-24 loss to No. 9 Miami, the Hokies have now lost four football games by a combined 22 points.  The last three losses have come by a combined 11 points.

Back in the day, when Tech got on similar bad runs, Frank Beamer would get on Tech Talk Live and say things like “we were one block away, we just lost our leverage a couple of times, and a play here and a play there and it would have been different.”  The thing is, he was mostly right.  That fact didn’t negate our frustration, however.

After the Miami loss, Justin Fuente talked about how proud he was of the team for ignoring the negativity this past week.  They sacked up and played much better, and Fuente said he felt good about them right now.  And you know what?  He’s right.  Virginia Tech did play hard, and for the most part, they played well.  I was very proud of their effort on Saturday, and defensively I thought the Hokies played their most complete game of the season.

But again…that doesn’t negate our frustration.  I closed last week’s Liberty article with this line…

“I’m sure as heck not picking the Hokies next week [against