Saturday, October 1, 2011
3Q: Clemson 17, Virginia Tech 3
By Heather Dinich
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Can't tell which is colder -- Virginia Tech's offense or the weather.
If Virginia Tech fans are surprised, they shouldn't be. The Hokies have struggled offensively against lesser competition through all of September. It took Virginia Tech four quarters to put up 17 points against East Carolina. UNC has scored twice already against the Pirates in the first quarter.
Virginia Tech running back David Wilson is amazing. He's one of the most exciting players I've seen live this season, but he can't do it all. Not when the Hokies get into second- or third-and-long situations. The passing game is not a threat, and the punting game has been horrific. This is not your typical Virginia Tech championship-like team.
These Hokies are getting beat. At home. And there's only a quarter left to change that.