Monday, October 10, 2011
Offense Rules As Hokies Stop 'Canes
One week after a dismal offensive outing in a loss to Clemson, Virginia Tech got a nearly perfect game from quarterback Logan Thomas who led the Hokies to a 38-35 victory over Miami.
Thomas completed 23 of 25 passes on the day for 310 yards and three touchdowns. One incompletion was a drop and the other was a ball thrown away on purpose.
Thomas also ran for two scores including the game-winning touchdown (above) to cap Tech's final 77-yard drive.
David Wilson added a typical 23 carry, 128-yard performance to pace Tech rushers and helped the Hokies (5-1, 1-1) to 482 yards of total offense.
Miami played outstanding in the second half gashing Tech for big gains, outrushing the Hokies 236-172.
The Hurricanes (2-3, 0-2) amassed 519 total yards in the defeat and exposed Tech's weakness along the injured Hokie defensive line.
The defense still played well however, and with the emergence of Tech's offense the Hokies now look like a team to be feared.
Thomas showed tremendous poise down the stretch and seemed to benefit from the difficult experience against Clemson. Tech once again looks like the team to challenge No. 12 Georgia Tech for the ACC's Coastal Division title.
The Hokies now head to Winston-Salem for a date with Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons are fresh off a victory over #23 Florida State and are now 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the ACC.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 next Saturday on ESPN3.