Virginia Tech comes up short against Pittsburgh in a key ACC matchup. On the night the Hokies struggled to convert on third-down and fourth down, going a combined 2-16 in critical conversion situations. As an offense the Hokies put up 291 yards of offense, but only 26 yards on the ground, making them obviously one-dimensional. The highlight of the night for the offense was the continued stellar play of the young receivers, Cam Philips, Isaiah Ford and Bucky Hodges as well as a solid kicking performance by Joey Slye. Looking forward the Hokies have to figure out a way to get the offensive line and healthy running backs to be more productive.
As a defense the Hokies struggled to stop the run, as they gave up 210 yards on the ground. Bud Foster's group has been exploited by running quarterbacks as of late, and this evening's matchup was no different, as Chad Voytik ran for 118 yards against a depleted front seven for the Hokies.
The Hokies fall to 4-3 overall at 1-2 in the ACC as Pittsburgh improves to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.