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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. UCLA

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Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4) vs. UCLA Bruins (9-3)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. UCLA Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Defensively, UCLA primarily runs a 3-4 scheme.
  • Defensively, the Bruins are giving up 392.8 yards per game, good for No. 55 nationally. They also are tied for No. 37 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 24.1 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, UCLA is No. 73 nationally, allowing 171.7 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 221.1 yards per game, good for a No. 45 ranking in the nation.
  • After 12 games, the Hokies rank No. 99 in the nation in total offense with 359.1 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 111 nationally in rushing with 117.8 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 53 in the nation with 241.3 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank No.95 in the country in scoring offense with 23.4 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. UCLA Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • The Bruins run a spread offense.
  • The Bruins rank No. 37 nationally in total offense with 448.2 yards per game. They are also scoring 36.5 points per game, which ranks No. 23 nationally.
  • UCLA ranks No. 44 in passing offense with 251.6 yards per game through the air.
  • The Bruins rank No. 37 nationally with 196.6 yards per game on the ground.
  • Brett Hundley has passed for 2,845 yards with 22 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
  • The Bruins are really running back by committee, and three players have rushed for 500 yards or more, including quarterback Brett Hundley (587 yards), Paul Perkins (570 yards) and Jordon James (525 yards). Hundley leads with 9 touchdowns, followed by running back/linebacker Myles Jack with 7 and Perkins and James with 5 apiece.
  • The Bruins top receiver is Shaquelle Evans, who has 43 receptions for 617 yards and 8 touchdowns.
      • The Hokies are ranked No. 7 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 103.8 yards per game.
      • Virginia Tech ranks No. 3 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 165.8 yards passing per game.
      • The Hokies rank No. 4 nationally in total defense, allowing 269.8 yards per game.
      • Virginia Tech is ranked for No. 8 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 17.4 points per game.

      Watch the Box Score

      • Turnovers
      • Virginia Tech rushing yardage
      • Missed field goals
      • Brett Hundley total yards

      Virginia Tech Players to Watch

      UCLA Players to Watch

      • 11 - Anthony Barr, Sr., LB
      • 30 - Myles Jack, Fr., LB/RB
      • 17 - Brett Hundley, r-So., QB
      • 1 - Shaquelle Evans, r-Sr., WR

      Final Score

      UCLA 17, Virginia Tech 10