Sporting News received this question in their "mail bag" a few weeks ago:
Q: I really like what my Hokies have on defense. I think we have a good enough group to go into Ohio State and win that game by slowing down all of those Buckeye weapons. Your thoughts?
The response was quite interesting, in my opinion:
The defense, as important and potentially good as it is, won't be the difference for Virginia Tech against Ohio State. Michael Brewer will.
Admittedly, there's a big difference between being a backup - where the defense didn't game-plan for you and you are possibly playing with a big lead - but then, there's also a big difference between 29 interceptions and zero (note: Brewer threw one interception against William & Mary). If Brewer can complete half his passes without turning the ball over, the Hokies have an excellent chance to win.
Can the Hokies be a better football team this Fall? Do they have a reasonable chance to win in Columbus, OH? At least one writer at Sporting News thinks so... and I do too!