Hokies get "doughnut" on defense, offense breaks out in big way to blank Boston College

Domination in every facet of the game leads to Virginia Tech’s first shutout victory since 2012.

Andrew Motuapuaka hauls in an interception. [Mark Umansky]

If you're drawing up a script on the perfect way to get over a disheartening loss, you'd likely come close to what the Hokies wrote Saturday afternoon.

Just a week after a defeat against Tennessee that left many Hokie fans discouraged, Virginia Tech pitched a shutout, dismantling the Eagles of Boston College by a final score of 49-0.

Bud Foster's defense posted a performance hearkening back to the glory defenses of yesteryear. The Hokies shut out an opponent for the first time since beating Bowling Green in 2012, the first "doughnut" in conference play since a 38-0 victory over Virginia in 2011.

"I like the doughnuts," Foster said. "Those are hard to come by. I told the kids when they go in, we weren't just finishing the game. We're thin at some spots and I wanted to make sure those (second string) guys wanted to go in and perform and execute. Some of those guys are a play away from figuring in more consistently and having to perform if we were to have an injury or that type of thing."

The defensive performance wasn't lost on Justin Fuente, who noted that the coaching staff expected Boston College to "get big" using power sets to try to jumpstart the power running game.

"We felt like they were gonna try and get big on us and try to run the ball, force feed the run game," Fuente said. "We had to be able to handle that and then not give up big plays. A lot of times, you'll see teams dedicate their people to the box and in turn give up big plays in the passing game. We were able to eliminate both of those."

Given the less than stifling defensive performance against the Volunteers, some folks may have been surprised by the dominating performance of the Virginia Tech defense. Don't put Brandon Facyson in that category.

"No, I'm not surprised," Facyson said. "We go into every week, you set goals for yourself. We set a high goal for ourselves every single week. We set the standard. We've been setting the standard since spring ball. It's not surprising. We look to do this every single week. You just wanna get better prepared. Take the mistakes and just get better."

Senior safety Chuck Clark set the tone early, popping the ball-carrier on a jet sweep that resulted in a fumble that fell directly into the waiting arms of Andrew Motuapuaka. Clark was happy to point out that it was a team play, quick to give credit to the defenseman on the interior.

"Everybody has a job to do," Clark said. "We had somebody on the inside so the ball had to bounce outside to me and I was just trying to make a play. Andrew, he's always in the right spot to pick the ball up all the time. He's always there. He picked it up, it's a big spark for our whole team. Our offense goes down and scores. We had the momentum and were on a roll from there."

Bucky Hodges passed Mike Burnop in the first half to become the all-time receiving yards leader for a tight end in Virginia Tech history with 1,159 yards. Joining in on the fun, Jerod Evans tied Bryan Randall for Tech's single-game touchdown record with five touchdown passes.

Evans seemed to gain more confidence throughout the day on both the playing field and the media room. He was jovial, yet reticent, about his record-setting performance. And despite his second straight win at Lane Stadium, Evans fully expects to hear about his second touchdown pass to Isaiah Ford, who now sits just two touchdowns behind Antonio Freeman (22) for the all-time mark.

"After I threw it, I said, 'No, that ball should not have been thrown.'", Evans said. "I saw (the defender) down. I had Isaiah the first time. I said, 'I should have went to you and I didn't.' This time, I said, 'If I see him down, I'm coming to you.' He came down but obviously went right back up. Luckily, I threw a great ball for Isaiah to do a great catch. That ball should not have been thrown. (I'm) probably gonna hear about that tomorrow."

Ford, who said it's his job to "make (Evans) look good", has been begging Evans to throw the ball up for him more often this season.

"It's up to me to go up and make a play to make him look good," Ford said. "That's what I tell him all the time. I begged him to just throw it up. When he did it, I had to go make the catch."

With all phases of the game flowing and working as a cohesive unit, Fuente wanted to thank the Hokies 12th man for their part on the contest.

"I do want to thank everybody that came out tonight," Fuente said. "That was a fantastic crowd, they were very involved in the game. (They were) active participants in helping us win a football game, and our team and our staff are very appreciative of that."

The Hokies will now look towards Saturday's matchup with East Carolina — the proverbial thorn in Virginia Tech's side. The Pirates will look to win their third straight matchup in the series, though this is the first time they've faced a Fuente-led Tech team.

"What the win means is we're 1-0 this week," said Fuente. "We won our first conference game. We've got a great challenge coming up with East Carolina this week, a team that's — I don't wanna say 'had our number'— but the last two games, they've beat Virginia Tech and we're gonna have to go get ready to play them. Where we're at, in terms of our development, is a daily thing. I think it's important that we take it one day at a time, we don't overreact to the bad or the good. We continue to teach and focus on the task at hand and the preparation model we have and try to perfect that the best we can."

Post-Game Video Interviews

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I am getting a little upset at Bucky breaking TE records. He isn't a TE hasn't been all year. He should be being compared to the WR's. I am sorry if that means he won't get to break records, but he isn't a TE. He was aligned outside enough last year that even then he might not have been.

Is that you Mike Burnop?

Legs, many legs for you, sir.

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I wouldn't say I am upset but I understand your point. being that the offensive side of college football has had such a dramatic change over the years its gets muddled, but it is hard to understand why someone called the TIGHT END, that is by name tight to the line at the end, but mostly plays out wide is still recording tight end stats.

But congrats to Bucky

My point is he is not included in the TE's at all this year, he was formally moved to WR on every list by the new coaches.

I agree. I'm guessing he would rather be paid as a WR at the next level, too. Now if he could just start catching like an elite one to match the physical dominance.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I'm guessing that Logan has ALL of the records for passing and rushing by a TE at VT then.

(duck)

A new season...new hope

Honestly, the only thing I am surprised on this game was how many TD's we scored. I know we have a good team. I do believe we are the better team the Tennessee (see how they played against Ohio) and I think we see much better records in our future!

-Semper Primus

loved seeing Motley getting the touchdown too. great seeing our guys play lights out

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Seeing Chung blocking full speed all the way down field and hurdling the Boston College player on the ground was fantastic as well.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

Take care of the little things and the big things will come.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

One of my favorite stats is that we ran the ball 50 times and passed 27 times and still won 49-0. That's an old-fashioned VT stat line.

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This is really amazing. We ran and ran and ran but passed for 5 touchdowns. Pretty incredible how dangerous an effective offensive scheme can be.

Didn't French talk to us about this before? Could've sworn that he did

"Run to win and throw to score" - Holmon Wiggins in his very first interview upon arriving at VT.

Loved it win I first heard it, and love it even more watching it happen.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Compare that to years of our 'throw to win and run to score' offense.....

Changes.

I thought the offensive system was "run on early downs and be forced throw on 3rd and long" (unless you have a mobile QB, then you always call a QB draw).

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Paul Johnson.

No one knows exactly what the offensive system was, except maybe run, false start, run, incomplete pass, punt.

That successful run game opened up the playbook to let CJF and Evans to pretty much do what they wanted. When you have an even 253 pass and 223 rush split, kinda indicates That the opponents D has NO IDEA what will be on the next play.

Also, lefty had no idea how to football either.

To be fair, when Lefty had plenty of time to prepare for a game, the offense looked pretty good. See Ohio State both times (before Brewer got hurt in 2015), Cincinnati 2014, and Tulsa 2015.

I think Lefty was his own worst enemy, though. He made things way too complicated for most college players. He was also a little too stubborn and dead set on his original game plan. If Motley had stayed in for the 2014 Wake Forest game, we could have won that game at least 3-0.

Don't get me wrong, Lefty was pretty bad most of the time, but I do think he has a good football mind.

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Always had the exact opposite impression of having extra time off. Seems like we came out less prepared. Cinci's and Tulsa's defense were so terrible that if we didn't have big games it would have been an embarrassment.

We definitely struggled against terrible defenses, though. Ohio State was pretty solid and that was an offensive performance I will never forget.

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The focus this staff has on getting reps for the 2's was evident at the end of this one. I have to think it will pay dividends at some point this season.

Loved seeing juice pounding the rock.

We are gonna be a hand full for some teams this year folks.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Plus they were reps where the twos were expected to produce, not just run clock.

I'd say those reps were responsible for getting Marshawn back to form. When he first came in, he looked a little rusty and timid. By the end of the third, he was the bulldozer I remember.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

You could tell he was feeling it.

After one of his first downs, he was cheering along with the crowd to H-O-K-I-E-S, HOKIES!

Great write up and video.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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ECU is as opposite as possible from the Loeffler cluster BC showed us. Need to get our mind right.

After seeing Fuente's interviews after 3 games now, I really feel like he projects this air of "stability" or "looking forward" (or something like it) - he's had almost the exact same demeanor after every game so far, and it feels like when he's answering a question about the game that just ended he's answering it by rephrasing the question to apply to his long-term view of the team or of individual players rather than the game itself. Even though we won pretty resoundingly, when he's answering questions about individual players or groups of players you can tell that there's a standard or goal that he's set for them to reach, and he's coaching them far more on the personal goals he set for them than he is on the group's overall win percentage. In this game, you can tell there are things that are still issues with him that he's going to be addressing, and I think that that's a great thing - whenever I've done anything competitive, team related or solo, the thing that motivates me most to improve is when I've set goals for myself to meet rather than base my goals on just winning the next match/game. I mean, you have to prep for the next game, but you're going to play better if you're playing to meet your and your team's goals for improving rather than meeting the goal of winning.

Long rambling aside, I think Fuente's shown a lot of his skill as a coach in the on field results tonight - cutting down on fumbles, cutting down on penalties, and having a team that was out there playing (for the most part) like a solid unit are all the result of a really strong week in practice, and it also shows that the team is really starting to trust what the coaches say, because they really rose up this week to play better overall.

Guys, I know that the battle lines between Team Cake and Team Pie have been drawn. I'm looking for a few good men to join my new team, "Team Doughnut". Any takers?

I would leave my spot on Team Cookie for Team Doughnut. They are my fav. Chocolate glazed Krispy Kreme.......

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It's OK - I'm half asian

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

Am I missing a joke regarding "sond", or do we really have someone out there making memes without spelling "sound" properly?

It was a legitimate typo in the star wars meme. Purposeful in the Adam West meme.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

I would leave my spot on Team Cookie for Team Doughnut. They are my fav. Chocolate glazed Krispy Kreme.......

Tempting as that might be if you throw in powdered donut holes with the crispy creams, I've got to stick with team pie.

On of the most beautiful things to see lighting up the night sky...

There is no better neon sign on this planet....

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I start drooling when I see it.. a dozen hots don't last very long

But Sugar Shack donuts are mighty fine, too.

It honestly depends on what type of doughnut. Does Honey Buns fall into this category? Nothing beats a 15 second microwaved KK doughnut or Mrs. Freshleys Honey bun with a tall glass of milk... I need to go jogging now after thinking about all those calories.

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Carol Lee....

/Enddebate

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

If we ever get sent to a bowl game in Jacksonville, I know where I'm getting my tailgate donuts. I'd actually put them just under Carol Lee's.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

What's it called?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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"Donut Shoppe" on University.

Cash only.
Open at 5 am until out of inventory or 2 pm.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

Ditto - Cinotti's a close second.

Team doughnut ftw.

I like your thought here about team doughnut but we cannot muddy the waters with splinter factions! We will end up like France!

Click for President

I'm on team ice cream, and I have a voice.

EDIT: We're like the swiss when Team Pie and Team Cake are fighting

In for Team Donut!

Looks like you made it to the Sugar Shack!!

I all for team donut, but not over team pie. I love seeing the D get a donut, and support this type of donut 10000%. I also enjoy donuts for breakfast. I just refuse to put them in the dessert category. I don't recall ever seeing one on a dessert menu. I'll take team donut for breakfast, or Donuts Foster, but am still on team pie for dessert.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

You can now become a member of Team Doughnut, just edit it in your profile.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

In the immortal words of Rodney King (more or less): Can we all just get a donut?

Joe, you are a man of the people, you listen to the will of the masses and then take action.

Joe Lanza for President!!!!

LANZA 2016

I humbly apologize for violating the community guidelines against talking politics. But it was worth it.

"Don't go to, go through"

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All hail Joe Lanza, creator of #TeamDoughnut

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I see what you're doing. Cake can't win a majority in a cake vs. pie vote, so you're introducing a third party to try and win a plurality. I may actually prefer doughnuts, but I'm not editing my profile as a matter of principle. I wont be a cog in you're sick, twisted machine. #NeverCake

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

#LetDoughnutsDebate

Wondering if anyone here has tried Route 8 doughnuts in Cburg?

I have tried twice and they have been sold out by the time I get there. Will try again and update the group.

Long time listener...first time poster

I picked up a dozen for a study group around 7am last Thursday. In my opinion they are very comparable to Carol Lee, so if you're in the Christiansburg area and want donuts here's your Carol Lee substitute. Much better than store bought in my opinion, the apple fritter I had was AMAZING. The earlier you get there the better.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Apple Fritter...yes!! I'm going to try to get one from Route 8 this weekend. Worst case....my kid lives across the street from Carol Lee so I'm happy with that back up plan!

BOOM!

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We are all Team Doughnut!

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"If you watch TV news you know less about the world than if you just drank gin straight from the bottle."
-Garrison Keillor

Officially joined team doughnut. Duck Doughnuts. That is all.

Could we get a "Foster's Doughnuts" theme for the next TKP t-shirt?

I'd buy one...

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

That's a fine idea. I'd buy one too.

How about:
Front: "You like your doughnuts dunked?"
Back: "Bud likes his fully dipped!"

The Mud Dogs are going to the Bourbon Bowl!!!

Why not simplify it and make it say "Buds Fully Dipped Doughnuts"

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

"Nobody can resist my fully dipped 'nuts."

Leg for Duck Donuts! They have the BEST donuts ever, hands down, end of story. I would go to the Outer Banks just to get this donut (screw you Charlottesville for getting a Duck Donuts)!

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

There's one in Richmond now too, though I'd still take Sugar Shack and Country Style, personally.

ohhhhh Country Style ftw

Even Charlottesville has a few redeeming factors. Something has to offset the bad juju that LOLUVA has.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Not saying that this team will win the Coastal, but I like how this team bounced back from a game that was very winnable. The potential is easily recognizable, and I can't wait to see what this team is made of.

That twitter wall was hilarious and enjoyable

It's OK - I'm half asian

It's hilarious that a picture of Bud Foster comes up for the next video after watching that! The planets align!

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

And the most recent team to win back to back games in Lane Stadium is Virginia Tech.

This is what I was looking for most, not only getting the team psyched but the fans as well by winning more home games. Just hope more fans stay around to the end to sing Tech Triumph with the players and the band at the end of winning games.

5 turnovers = Dominated
1 turnover = Dominating

See how this works?

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

We also won the time of possession, the most important stat that will define VT's season, 35:15-24:45.

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I have a signed version of this on my wall at work. It is so me.

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In the Navy we don't call those people scientists.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Ensign.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Hold on tight, this season looks like

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Noticed this watching ESPN highlights.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

The number of typos ESPN puts is staggering. To the point I can't trust the ticket scores anymore.

I saw that and pointed it out to the guys at the tailgate after the game. Amazing. I could understand if there were anything other than a shutout.

Well, considering that those guys couldn't say "Corps", it's understandable that they can't tell the difference between 0 and 7.

Okay, to be fair, just the play by play guy. He's the one that needs an extra media guide.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that heard of that and shook my head in disgust.

Defense is currently sitting at #2 in the country in terms of total defense, and it sure as hell feels like they might be sitting there for a while if they keep performing how they have.

We also are #1 in passing defense and have 5 interceptions in 3 game, which is more touchdowns we've given up through the air. Feels pretty good man.

Logan 3:16

There's a couple of passing Os coming up on our schedule. And ranked teams. Let's see this focus put to the test. I think Miami is the only team that hasn't really played a head scratcher yet. UNC looked in trouble against the Dukes early, but pulled away. ECU beat NC State, but silenced by the Carolina from the South.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

ECU against USCeast was a lot like our game against Tennessee, except they legitimately dominated. Pirates outgained 519-312, out first down'd 34-13 but had 4 turnovers to 0 and lost by 5.

Must admit I was basing off the headline ticker/crawler and never looked at the final results.

Bottom line, it won't be easy, and we'll have to capitalize on any ball they give us.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Your Kung-Fu is strong but my BUD-FU is stronger

(but all around weak in Lefty's case...)

ECU to UNC to Syracuse to Miami to Pitt.

That's a lot of offense coming our way.

Fortunately, now our offense can finally keep up if the defense has a subpar night.

ESPECIALLY against the first three.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Amazing how well you can do when you don't have 5 turnovers and 100 yards of penalties. Some of those pitches were close though, not going to get too excited just yet until we play another quality team like the heels or canes.

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Hey guys, if our offense really starts clicking, think we could beat Alabama? /s

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What's the TD record through 3 qtrs?

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3 of those were non-offensive TDs though...so 6 offensive TDs through 3 quarters

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Anyone know if any recruits were on hand for that game? Sidenote: any of the recent commitments to Iowa State rethinking their commitment to that team now?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I'm not sure Fu is rethinking their commitment : )

There were something like 23 recruits here for that game, but 19 were for basketball. One football recruit was 4* 2018 TE James Mitchell. My high school plays his high school every year and over a 6 game series, it's been decided by a total of 13 points, with the last 4 games being decided on the last play of the game.

Here is his recruiting page:
http://247sports.com/Player/James-Mitchell-89718

Exit light. Enter night. Enter the Hokies.

We could use the QB depth.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Interesting...I still personally like Wade, Hand, D. Johnson and Castro-Fields at CB way more than him but if they all fall through I'd take him.

One thing that stuck out to me was the kickoff teams party in the endzone with the fans after Sly booted it. Really like the players interactions with the fans

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

A leg for that.

Click for President

The energy in Lane came off fantastic on TV, all game. Been way too long...!

This was the most fun game I've watched since 38-0 bro. Excellent play calling and execution on both sides of the ball. Loved seeing so many back ups getting playing time and still not giving up a garbage score. Mmmm.....Doughnuts

Rewatching the Cunningham TD, I thought JE was carrying that ball like he was going to pitch it. Fooled me and it was the second or third time watching it.

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Evans is rapidly earning the "Master of Illusions" nick name. Dude pulls off the best fakes and misdirections with his body language.

I love the way he always fakes a throw after handing off. He definitely has composure and the wits to do that. Shows maturity, confidence and gamesmanship.

ND fan on radio: "8-4, could be 6-6. USC and VT can't be overlooked"

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Notre Dame's schedule looks rough. I was hoping they'd be highly ranked when we play them but I'm not so sure they will be.

That Texas loss was a killer for them.

Man, I thought Marshawn looked huge. I mean he was a full grown dude out there. We really have some talent at RB.

Also our blocking on the perimeter was so much better. Bucky looked great even though he left a few catches on the field. It also seemed like we ran fewer true bubble screens and more swings off the jet sweep motion, and it worked!!! It worked so well that when Evans faked the swing pass and tucked it, he ran through the defense like it was Swiss cheese. This was just one well schemed effort by CBC. Let's call him an upgrade.

"Don't go to, go through"

Yeah. That fake and tuck, I noted an RB on what looked like a wheel route.

I would just like to say how nice it was to hear Frank ramble on in the announcer's box for 5ish minutes. It felt so comforting, like a nice warm blanket on a rainy day.

I told my wife that there's no way that Frank can ever be a play-by-play man after a defensive pass break-up got the comment from him, "Yup."

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

Later, he had many more words to say about our punt coverage.

That's our Frank.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Pre Giftory giftory.

It's Ford, every catch is a Giftory!

dat fade

Also our blocking on the perimeter was so much better.

Except for the missed block by Phillips (?) that got Trey-Mac drilled and I mean drilled. Glad he made it back!

Click for President

"Missed block" is a bit of an understatement on that play

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

Ole'

"Don't go to, go through"

Anybody ever think about how our defense woud have looked the last couple of years with Trey Edmunds at linebacker?

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Yes.

But who would have run that TD against Alabama?

Duh: Drew Harris.

Hey, as much as we dug into the snapper last week.
I must point out that the guy that was very far downfield and had the block for Motley's rushing TD was #61 Chung.

So awesome having everyone know where they need to be.
The D looks really locked down.

One thing that I have found interesting so far is how we have had a different back stand out each week so far. In week 1 everyone was talking about how Shai was back to form and looked like he was going to be our lead back, in week 2 we were more focused on T-Mac looking like he had cemented his position at the front of the pack, and now in week 3 everyone is proclaiming the return of Juice. Now I know there were other factors involved in some of these successes, such as the fatigue of the BC defense yesterday, but I'm guessing this is probably a preview of the rest of the season. We already knew that Fuente likes to get a lot of guys in there but unless one of those guys proves to be much better then the rest then I'm guessing we'll be seeing a lot more of the committee/hot hand methodology this year. Either way I'm encouraged to see this much legitimate and experienced depth at the RB position.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

And he knows how to rotate the RBs so they can get a rythem but with an eye to preserving them for the end of the season.

If T-Mac keeps scoring every time he touches the ball, I don't care if he never breaks a hundred again.

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I think some credit should be thrown Burden's way. It appears he's either getting some excellent guidance from the other coaches and/or he learned from watching Shane what does and doesn't work.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

Marshawn looked powerful running to the ball.
Great to see because it seemed like he might not make
much of a recovery.

Sam Rogers has been pretty damn effective as well. In fact he has been consistent in the 3 games so far.

"Don't go to, go through"

All I got to say is, I shouldn't have graduated last year.

I am the heartbeat of Blacksburg. A fortress built out of stone but made with champions.

We are the chosen ones. The Class of 2016 curse has been lifted. Our sacrifice was needed to help take our team to the next level.

At least we got Basketball last year

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Welcome to the alumni ranks! If you haven't already noticed, it's full of longing for college days and trying to compensate for aging with all things Tech. Thankfully TKP is a good outlet.