Saturday, September 19, 2009
Halftime: Nebraska 12, Virginia Tech 10
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Best player in the half: Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. He's all over the place, and he's almost single-handedly beating Virginia Tech's offensive line. It seems like he's in on every play. He's got four tackles and a half sack so far.
What team Virginia Tech needs to do: Continue to control the clock, get Ryan Williams the football, and stop giving up big plays on defense. They also need to let Tyrod Taylor run the ball. The coaches seem too afraid of him getting hurt. It's understandable, considering their inexperience at backup, but without Taylor's feet, the Hokies' offense struggles. So far they only have 72 rushing yards. Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr. has more than that by himself (82).
What Nebraska needs to do: Seal the deal when in and around the red zone. The Huskers have scored on four straight possessions, but it's been all on field goals. They've been in the red zone three times -- all field goals.