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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Virginia

Geoff Burke

Virginia Tech Hokies (7-4) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (2-9)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Virginia Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Virginia runs a 4-3 formation defensively.
  • Defensively, the Cavaliers are giving up 407.2 yards per game, good for No. 71 nationally. They also are No. 102 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 34.8 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Virginia is No. 71 nationally, allowing 174.7 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 232.5 yards per game, good for a No. 72 ranking in the nation.
  • After 11 games, the Hokies rank No. 97 in the nation in total offense with 358.6 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 110 nationally in rushing with 117.5 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 55 in the nation with 241.5 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank No.90 in the country in scoring offense with 24.1 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Virginia Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Virginia runs a pro-style offense.
  • The Cavaliers rank No. 86 nationally in total offense with 376 yards per game. They are also scoring 21 points per game, which ranks No. 104 nationally.
  • Virginia ranks No. 79 in passing offense with 215.1 yards per game through the air.
  • The Cavaliers rank No. 76 nationally with 160.9 yards per game on the ground.
  • David Watford has passed for 2,080 yards with 8 touchdowns and 15 interceptions so far this season in 11 games.
  • Running back Kevin Parks is the Cavaliers' leading-rusher at 926 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • The Cavaliers' top receiver is Tim Smith, who has 26 receptions for 389 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • The Hokies are ranked No. 8 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 103.3 yards per game.
    • Virginia Tech ranks No. 5 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 164.9 yards passing per game.
    • The Hokies rank No. 4 nationally in total defense, allowing 268.2 yards per game.
    • Virginia Tech is ranked for No. 9 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 18.5 points per game.

    Watch the Box Score

    • Turnovers
    • Virginia Tech rushing yardage by players other than Logan Thomas
    • Kevin Parks total yards
    • Sacks on David Watford

    Virginia Tech Players to Watch

    Virginia Players to Watch

    • 25 - Kevin Parks, Jr., RB
    • 83 - Jake McGee, Jr., TE
    • 7 - Eli Harold, So., DE
    • 8 - Anthony Harris, Jr., S

    Final Score

    Virginia Tech 17, Virginia 13