clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Behind Blue Hens: Who Should The Hokies Fear on Saturday?

Older Hokies will see what I did there with the headline. Let’s look at the playmakers for the Blue Hens!

NCAA Football: Delaware at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Delaware is coming to town, and let’s get acquainted with the Blue Hens’ studs. The program has not fared well against A.C.C. foes as of late. In 2014, Pittsburgh drubbed the Hens, 62-0 at Heinz Field. In 2015, Delaware faced off against North Carolina, and lost 41-14 in Chapel Hill. You have to give it to the Hens. They aren’t afraid to hit the road, make a few bucks, and give it their best. I fully expect the Hokies to dominate (more on that later), but who should the Hokies key on?

The Blue Hens come into the game at 1-0. They dismantled their in state rival, Delaware State, 22-3. The offense was led by Diante Cherry, who snagged 4 catches for 83 yards and a T.D.. The senior wideout should be the primary focus for the Virginia Tech secondary on Saturday.

In the big victory for Delaware, Thomas Jefferson (I know, right) carried the ball 19 times for 102 yards. This was his sixth 100 yard game, so look for plenty of touches from this young man.

Defensively, the Hens are stout. Look for SS Ray Jones to be around the ball ALOT. He had six solo tackles, one for loss, and a had a PBU to boot. The Hens’ strength is defense, which will give Josh Jackson and the Hokies a great week two test.