#14 Notre Dame entering a sold-out Lane Stadium on Saturday to face Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is playing host to Notre Dame in just four days. The Irish is coming off of their first loss of the season on Saturday against Cincinnati. Virginia Tech is coming out of a bye, giving the Hokie defense extra time to study an offense that operates with three quarterbacks.
Virginia Tech Hokies fall at Pitt, 47-14
Pittsburgh, PA. – Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in his final start at Heinz Field as shorthanded Pittsburgh rolled past Virginia Tech 47-14. The Panthers (5-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) were missing 16 players due to COVID-19 protocols. “Disappointed we didn’t get more stops, disappointed we couldn’t convert on 3rd and short and 4th and short. Had the one turnover but couldn’t get things in the endzone, score points, convert on short yardage and defensively had a hard time getting pressure on the quarterback, " Hokies coach Justin Fuente said. The Hokies look to bounce back from this loss as they take on the Clemson Tigers on Dec. 5 at Lane Stadium.
“We’re going to have to turn the page” Hokies prepare for No. 9 Miami
“I don’t really care what people on the outside say about us when we lose,” he said. “On film, you see a lot of times, they’re moving so fast, when they get a first down, the chains aren’t even set or anything. They’re moving and moving and moving.”The Canes are averaging 34.4 points a game, and quarterback D’Eric King is the leader in passing and rushing. And in order to imitate exactly what Miami could bring to the table, Fuente is heading up scout team this week for the first time in his tenure. “No matter what just happened, we’re going to have to turn the page.
Hokies recalling resiliency ahead of Saturday’s game at Louisville
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Resiliency after a loss is something the Hokies are good at. “I just feel like it comes from who has heart,” wide receiver Tre Turner said. “They’re a really good defense, great personnel, very talented, they also play really hard so we have to go out and play really hard and execute the game plan,” tight end Nick Gallo said. But just like Virginia Tech has an explosive offensive weapon in Khalil Herbert, the Cardinals do too in wide receiver Tutu Atwell, who has racked up 450 yards and five touchdowns this season. “He’s a very good receiver, very explosive,” defensive back Brion Murray said.
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.
Notre Dame beats Virginia Tech in a close 21-20 game
- The Virginia Tech Hokies lost in a close game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame won 21-20. Top rushing yards for Virginia Tech came from Quincy Patterson II, Deshawn McClease, Dalton Kenee and Tre Turner, with a total of 109 yards. Top rushing yards for Notre Dame came from Jafar Amrstrong, Ian Book, Jahmir Smith, and Avery Davis, with a total of 85 yards. The Hokies will take on Wake Forest at home Nov. 9, and Notre Dame will take on Duke.
Virginia Tech offense makes strides, but defense needs to execute after Furman
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The bye week for Virginia Tech couldn't have come at a better time after its narrow win over Furman on Saturday, 24-17. One positive takeaway from the game was on offense, and the versatility the team has in using wide receivers like Tre Turner to run the ball. It was clear Saturday that the Hokie offense had made strides, but it was the defensive side of the ball that raised questions. "It just comes down to execution, especially for this defense," defensive lineman Eli Adams said. "As a team, we improved, we made plays, we didn't really miss as [many] sacks in the backfield as we did against ODU (Old Dominion)," defensive lineman Emmanuel Belmar said.
Hokies' young offensive talent shines in loss to Boston College
- There's always a positive you can pull out of a negative situation, and for the Hokies, they had some young offensive weapons show glimmers of hope in Saturday's loss. In 2018, it was Tre Turner who turned heads for the Hokies and stepped up when they needed it most. Fast forward to Saturday, when redshirt freshman receiver Kaleb Smith, who recently earned a scholarship, showed us why he deserved it. He hauled in four catches including a touchdown against the Eagles -- production that head coach Justin Fuente was glad to see. He works, and he's earned that starting job, and I look forward to seeing how he grows," said Hokies quarterback Ryan Willis.