Hokies look ahead to East Carolina

BLACKSBURG (WSLS)-- The Hokies Saturday night shocker is still reverberating across the college football world. Ohio State's 25 game regular season winning streak was wiped away by a gritty Virginia Tech defense.    And with a warrior--in transfer quarterback Michael Brewer setting the offensive tone.  The Hokies season just too a sharp turn back into national prominence.

    Kyshoen Jarrett had a pair of interceptions in the win, and he says he feels the team made a statement with the win in Columbus. Virginia Tech was the first non-conference, unranked team to win in Columbus since 1982. Senior offensive lineman Caleb Farris says the veterans on the team won't allow anyone to have a letdown when East Carolina comes to town Saturday. Farris says he's pretty sure it won't be a problem getting the younger players to follow suit.

The Hokies have a five game win streak against East Carolina but the pirates have always been a difficult team to match up with.  They are 1-1 on the season and they are  coming off a 10 point loss to SEC contender South Carolina.   And they run a wide open spread offense.  That can strike quickly and when you least expect it. Coach Beamer says the Pirates are a dangerous team. He points out that any team that can throw the ball like they can--is dangerous. East Carolina runs a wide-open spread offense. The game is set to kick at noon from Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Saturday.

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