Final Jet Sweep Numbers, And Thoughts On Virginia Tech’s 2021 Season

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Virginia Tech wide receiver Tre Turner scored a touchdown on this jet sweep against UVA. (ACC photography pool)

This week, we’ll wrap up our Virginia Tech jet sweep chat, and then fold it into what I’ve got my eye on this season.

A Last Look at Jet Sweeps in 2020

I watched every remaining game of the 2020 season, and in it Hokie jet sweep/motion was successful on 46 of 70 tries, for a rate of 65.7%. It resulted in zero turnovers and lost yardage only five times. That’s good. It shows the calls are structurally sound, and that the coaches have a good sense of when to call them. And as for the sixteen actual jet sweeps I found, they were successful 62.5% of the time, which is also good, and also paints the coaches in a flattering light.

If there was an area in the jet game I was disappointed to see, it was the lack of growth in downfield play-action off jet motion. I