Hokies Hope to Take Offensive Output to East Carolina
BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10 SPORTS) -The Hokies back to back wins including Saturday's 51 point explosion at Purdue have turned expectations from treading water with a new quarterback, back to---'Beamerball business as usual.'
"It just shows that we can run the ball, we can throw the ball-- we can do whatever. As a team we played really well which I'm really excited about. Anytime you get a defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown that helps a ton-- just the confidence of the whole team including the offense, " says Hokies fullback Sam Rogers.
It's hard to be critical of the football team that's averaging 47 points per game in their last two victories, but the Hokies are concerned about penalties. They are leading the ACC in that category and it's costing them more than 80 yards per game.
"There's no excuse for that but we will continue to address it. We went through it last season and were disappointed that it showed up again on Saturday where discipline program here and to be last in the ACC in penalties this is not something that we're proud of-- and we are doing everything that we can to correct it," explains Associate Head Coach Shane Beamer.
The Hokies next challenge is on the road at East Carolina. The 1-2 Pirates have proven in the past that they can pillage Virginia Tech if the Hokies aren't on point--
including last year's 28-21 East Carolina win at Lane Stadium.
"The game last year didn't turn out so well and we got a lot of respect for the program they are a tough team to beat and we're gonna going to make sure our football team understands that--- and they do. The ones that played against them you don't have to convince them," explains Head Coach Frank Beamer.
The Hokies take on East Carolina Saturday at 3:30.
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