The Seminoles rank No. 1 nationally in total defense, giving up just over 227 yards per game. They are also No. 3 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 12 points per game to their opponents. Both of those rankings are the highest for a team the Hokies will face this year.
The Seminoles also rank No. 3 nationally in rushing defense, giving up just under 73 yards per game on the ground, and No. 4 nationally in passing defense, giving up just 154 yards per game.
The Hokies defense rose nine spots after the Miami game, and is now the No. 40 total defense nationally, allowing just under 368 yards per game. It says something that the defense keeps rising and yet the team keeps losing.
Tech is now No. 70 nationally in rushing defense, falling a spot after facing Miami. The Hokies are giving up 166 yards per game on the ground.
The Hokies rose three spots after facing Miami, and now rank No. 31 nationally against the pass, giving up nearly 202 passing yards a game.
The Hokies fell 15 spots to No. 58 after no sacks in the Miami game. They're now at exactly 2 sacks per game, far from what was imagined at the beginning of the season.