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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Maryland

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Virginia Tech Hokies (7-3) vs. Maryland Terrapins (5-4)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Maryland Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Maryland runs a 3-4 formation defensively
  • Defensively, the Terrapins are giving up 378.1 yards per game, good for No. 44 nationally. They also are No. 52 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 24.9 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Maryland is No. 47 nationally, allowing 149.3 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 228.8 yards per game, good for a No. 59 ranking in the nation.
  • After 10 games, the Hokies rank No. 91 in the nation in total offense with 368.1 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 104 nationally in rushing with 123.4 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 56 in the nation with 244.7 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank No.91 in the country in scoring offense with 24.1 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Maryland Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • The Terrapins rank No. 59 nationally in total offense with 415.6 yards per game. They are also scoring 25.1 points per game, which ranks No. 85 nationally.
  • Maryland ranks No. 32 in passing offense with 273.6 yards per game through the air.
  • The Terrapins rank No. 90 nationally with 142 yards per game on the ground.
  • C.J. Brown has passed for 1,473 yards with 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions so far this season in seven games.
  • Running back Brandon Ross is the Terrapins leading-rusher at 512 yards and 4 touchdowns in eight games.
  • The Terrapins lost their top-two receivers for the season several weeks back,Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, who had accounted for over 1,000 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Their leading remaining receiver is Levern Jacobs with 428 yards receiving on 27 passes with 2 touchdowns.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 4 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 95.2 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 4 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 167.9 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 3 nationally in total defense, allowing 263.1 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is ranked for No. 9 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 17.6 points per game.

Watch the Box Score

  • Turnovers
  • Virginia Tech rushing yardage by players other than Logan Thomas
  • Maryland unknowns at WR
  • Maryland offensive line play

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Maryland Players to Watch

  • 9 - Ricardo Young, Jr., WR
  • 16 - C.J. Brown, Sr., QB
  • 41 - Marcus Whitfield, Sr., LB
  • 93 - Andrew Monroe, Jr., DL

Final Score

Virginia Tech 30, Maryland 13