CC On Sunday: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson

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Dabo Swinney (right) tells Justin Fuente (left) about a fish he almost caught. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)

That’s four losses in a row for Virginia Tech, and at this point I’m not exactly sure what to write about.  I used the last three losses to address what I believed are underlying concerns within the football program that are leading to the poor results on the field.  But at this point, I don’t have anything new to add there.

It’s the age-old problem for sports writers, I suppose…how to find different ways of saying the exact same thing. 

I’ll go in a different direction this week, though.  I want to talk a little bit about Virginia Tech’s quarterback situation in the wake of last night’s game, plus give my overall thoughts about the game, which on the whole was not nearly as bad a performance as I was expecting.

An Improved Defensive Performance Undermined By Turnovers (And A Penalty)

The final score looks bad, and it is, but the Hokies hung in there with Clemson.  Things got ugly late with a couple of garbage time touchdowns, but the VT defense kept the team in the game for just about as long as they could.  Take a look at some of these numbers…

Trevor Lawrence: 12-of-22, 195 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Travis Etienne: 16 carries, 66 yards, 4.1 ypc
Amari Rodgers: 3 catches,