BLACKSBURG, Va. – Speed and discipline are at the forefront for the Hokies this week as they prepare to take on the triple option of Georgia Tech.
"I don't think it's necessarily getting used to, we're going to get used to it by practice," said defensive end Vinny Mihota.
"Kind of the speed during the game is the only thing we have to get used to,".
The Yellow Jackets are sure to bring the sting. They lead the ACC in rushing, with 331 yards per game, thanks in part to dual-threat quarterback Taquan Marshall. But Bud Foster and the Virginia Tech defense lead the conference in rushing yards allowed, at just 122 yards per contest.
"If we can keep them in the 250 or less range in the running game, depending on how many plays they run if we can eliminate the explosive plays, that's where we've had success," Foster said.
"But that's also where the challenge lies."
The Hokies lost to the Yellow Jackets at home in 2016. They have never lost back-to-back games against Georgia Tech and are 5-1 in the Peach State.