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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Bud Foster's D just good enough

By Heather Dinich

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Few defenses in the country have been as consistently good as Virginia Tech's has under coordinator Bud Foster, but this season, the Hokies are just good enough.

They've earned a bend-but-don't-break reputation, but in typical Foster fashion still find ways to make game-changing plays. They did it last week in the win against Georgia Tech, intercepting Tevin Washington in the end zone on the Jackets' final play of the game, and they're doing it again here tonight against UNC quarterback T.J. Yates. The Hokies have two interceptions tonight, Anthony Elzy hasn't gone anywhere in the second half, and James Gayle, who is filling in for injured starting defensive end Chris Drager, sacked Yates. It's those kinds of plays that are still trademarks of the Hokies' defense.