Virginia Tech Offense Rolls Up Big Numbers In Easy Win Over Duke

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Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech beat Duke 48-17. (Ivan Morozov)

500+ yards, a defensive touchdown, big punt returns, a 100-yard rusher, four sacks, 48 points, and an easy victory. Yes, that actually happened for Virginia Tech in a football game on Saturday. It was an enjoyable experience to see the Hokies put a good-looking product on the field, even if only for one week.

Of course, we are operating with the caveat that Duke is bad.  And not only are the Blue Devils bad, but they were without starting quarterback Gunnar Holmberg.  They aren’t quite at the 90s or early 2000s levels of bad, but they aren’t far away. Still, I’ll take wins anyway I can get them at this point.

Now we find ourselves in a very familiar storyline. The Hokies are at .500 with two games remaining and fighting for bowl eligibility. We went through this in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018 as well. A week ago, I would have told you that the Hokies wouldn’t make a bowl game, but at this point, who knows? You never know which Miami team is going to show up on a week-to-week basis, and the UVA offense put up all of three points against Notre Dame without starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong, though I’d guess he will