Virginia Tech drops to 4-4 on the season and 1-3 in the ACC. Overall, the Hokies never really had a chance in this game as Miami came in with one goal and that was to run the football and that they did. Duke Johnson ran the ball 29 times for 249 yards 1 touchdown and had 2 receptions for 37 yards and a score. The Hurricanes finished with 364 yards on the ground as the Virginia Tech defense seemed to be on the field the entire game.
The Hokies offense failed to move the ball in the first half and seemed anemic at best, but in the second they came out with the plan of establishing a power running attack. This plan worked, but three fumbles from three different running backs stalled consecutive drives.
OC Scot Loeffler: "We've got to keep fighting along. You can go run and hide or you can correct the problem and keep working." #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) October 24, 2014
Moving forward the Hokies have a lot of questions to answer, but the keys will be to figure out how to keep the offense on the field (play calling has to be much better) and defensively Bud Foster has to figure out how to stop the run, if not the Hokies might not be bowl eligible at the end of the year.
Quick note: Virginia Tech has still scored in every game since 1995, which is one of the only positives to take away from this game.