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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Miami Hurricanes: A WIN... 42-35 and a Bit of Redemption in Sight

The Virginia Tech Hokie Defense recovered itself a bit, and managed 5 turnovers in the first 2 quarters. Then the offense stopped functioning, and the defense faded. The offense scores just enough, 14, in the 2nd half to stay ahead. Hokies go 1-2 in the ACC, and 3-2 for the season.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Miami
Hendon Hooker makes his debut as a starter. And wins.
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A big start for Tech, a big comeback for Miami... 5 turnovers by Miami... Tech’s offense showing signs of life, and two last second desperation pass attempts.

There are still a ton of things to fix, but there is no arguing with a win over rival Miami on the road. The Hokie Defense dominated the 1st half, with Waller and Farley nabbing two picks each, and a freaky fumble that lead to a touchdown was were the highlights of the game.

#LPD suddenly became relevant again. At least for the 1st half. We’ll talk about the 2nd half.

On the Offensive side of the ball, Tech’s offense was still inconsistent, and too prone to tanking Dive plays into the line of scrimmage, especially after the half, when Tech had a chance to drive and score, but chose to sort of sit on the ball and then punt. Twice...

Hooker provided a capable spark, but the play calling was still inconsistent.

The final drive of the game was a work of passing art. The name of the game is Dalton Keene. The new starting QB is Hendon Hooker, and the Defense though still a bit shaky recovers itself and its self-image a bit.

Tech hangs on to win this in the last second.