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Hokies Need to Overcome Difficult Circumstances in Atlanta

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  • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
  • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
  • North Cross looks strong against VES

    North Cross looks strong against VES

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:00:03 GMT
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...

    Marshall's visit to Lane Stadium left a mark or two. The Thundering Herd and the Hokies played for three minutes short of four hours.  The triple overtime game earned Virginia Tech their third win. And Logan Thomas probably earned triple the treatments in the days to come. Logan admits he was sore after having 23 carries in a triple overtime win.

    The Hokies physical challenges of taking on Georgia Tech on Thursday are obvious.  The mental ones may be even more imposing. The Hokies are facing an offense they only see once a year in the triple option. The Hokies defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins says it is unusual but Virginia Tech has worked on Georgia Tech the past couple of Sundays to avoid a cram session. 

    The 3-0 Yellow jackets of Coach Paul Johnson have the 4th ranked rushing offense in the country.  Johnson has been running the triple option "flexbone" since his Georgia Southern days in the mid-90's. From there he turned Navy into a threat with the same offense before moving to Georgia Tech.  Coach Beamer explains that Johnson runs his option right on the line of scrimmage as opposed to what a lot of people do now--the read option, which pro's like RG III run.  Defensive back Kyle Fuller says the Hokies defense needs to be disciplined, tough and physical in order to succeed in Atlanta. Kickoff 7:30 Thursday night in Atlanta.

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