Commonwealth rival quarterbacks ready for 2021 season after unusual year
When they eventually got on the field, the 2020 Covid-19 season left more questions than answers, but a couple of things we do know about Virginia Tech- their quarterback is returning, but their 1000 yard rusher is not. Khalil Herbert left some big shoes to fill. He was the first 1,000 yard rusher since 2015. But quarterback Braxton Burmeister is confident, thanks to a veteran receiving core that he’s found chemistry with.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.
Hokies lose to Tar Heels 56-45
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 56-45. The Tar Heels rushed for 399 total yards today. The Hokies showed their moves on the ground as well, as the team rushed for 264 total yards. Tar Heels Quarterback Sam Howell completed 18 of 23 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns. The second of Hooker’s touchdowns took place late in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard completion to Wide Receiver James Mitchell.
Virginia Tech begins with a win, beating NC State, 45-24
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Short-handed Virginia Tech beat NC State 45-24 on Saturday. Before the game, it was announced that Virginia Tech would be without 23 players due to injury and undisclosed reasons, including starting quarterback Hendon Hooker and starting defensive back Jermaine Waller. The Hokies took a 17-0 lead 7:49 into the game on a 46-yard field goal by Brian Johnson, a 37-yard touchdown run by Khalil Herbert and an 8-yard touchdown run by Raheem Blackshear. Johnson then gave Virginia Tech a 37-10 lead on a pair of third-quarter field goals. Virginia Tech all but put the game away with 8:56 remaining, when Patterson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and a successful 2-point conversion gave the Hokies a 45-17 lead.
Virginia Tech ‘ready to play’ in Saturday’s season opener against N.C. State
BLACKSBURG, Va. – After two straight weeks of postponed games, wide receiver Tre Turner is ready to play. “I think it’s the same as the first game, second game, we’re all ready to play,” Turner said. “This group is really, really, really talented. “They ran the quarterback stretch play and the tight end stretch play pretty much all down the field.”“We do a little different stuff. “I think our defensive line is really good, our offensive line is really good.