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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Marshall


Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (2-1)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Marshall Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Defensively, the Thundering Herd are giving up 252.7 yards per game, good for No. 5 nationally. They also are tied for No. 23 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 16 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Marshall is No. 6 nationally, allowing only 67 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 185.7 yards per game, good for a No. 32 ranking in the nation.
  • After three games, the Hokies rank No. 107 in the nation in total offense with 328.3 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 81 nationally in rushing with 147.7 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 99 in the nation with 180.7 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank tied for No.88 in the country in scoring offense with 23.3 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Marshall Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • The Thundering Herd run an air raid spread offense.
  • The Thundering Herd are tied for No. 20 nationally in total offense with 527.3 yards per game. They have scored 46 points per game, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
  • Marshall ranks No. 21 in passing offense so far in 2013 with 312.7 yards per game through the air.
  • The Herd ranks No. 41 nationally with 214.7 yards per game on the ground.
  • Rakeem Cato has passed for 849 yards on 68-107 passing with 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions so far this season.
  • Running back Steward Butler leads the team with 284 yards on the ground with 3 touchdowns.
  • The Thundering Herd's top receiver is  Tommy Shuler, who has caught 23 balls for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns so far.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 10 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 84.3 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 106.3 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 4 nationally in total defense, allowing 190.7 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is tied for No. 23 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 16 points per game (though 21 of those points were not allowed by the defense).

Watch the Box Score

  • Marshall turnovers
  • Virginia Tech rushing yards
  • Rakeem Cato passing yardage
  • Cody Journell's FG percentage

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Marshall Players to Watch

Final Score

Virginia Tech 23, Marshall 13