For the second week in a row the Hokies have a game in Lane Stadium. This week, the Hokies are 21.5 favorites against a very weak Furman team. It somewhat looks like a slap in face to be that underwhelming of a favorite, but after a weak game last week it doesn’t come as a surprise.
Looking at Furman, an FCS school, there’s not a lot to look at. There isn’t a ton of talent on this roster and they don’t have one guy that can kill. With that being said, the Hokies have a habit of playing down to their opponent.
Offensively, Furman is averaging 47 points a game through two games this year and do so by throwing the ball to open up the run. Through two games they’ve thrown for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns. After stretching the defense with the pass, they then run the ball a lot. They spread the carries around between about four guys (including their QB Chambers) and already have an even 400 yards rushing on the year with 5 touchdowns.
Furman’s defense really isn’t any concern coming in. The only way Furman’s defense makes plays is if our offense makes mistakes. The Paladins have an offense that can make plays so the Hokies can’t mess around or be careless with the ball.
This should be a relatively easy win for Virginia Tech at home, but they have to come ready to play. Ryan Willis and the offense should have their way against Furman and use it as a chance to finish working out the kinks and getting other guys reps.