Virginia Tech's defense responds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Virginia Tech's defense entered this game with 12 interceptions in the past five games and continued that trend early here in the first quarter when Bruce Taylor tipped EJ Manuel's pass and Jeron Gouveia-Winslow intercepted it and ran it back 24 yards for a touchdown.

Bud Foster's defense has shown improvement all season long, and in the second half of the season has made game-changing plays like that. Odds are that won't be the last in this game.