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December 1, 2013

VT's Offense Down?

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- At least at the start, the Virginia Tech offense was ready in yesterday's 16-6 win at Virginia.

On the opening drive of the game, the Hokies had a 29-yard completion to sophomore wide receiver Demitri Knowles and a 27-yard run by redshirt freshman running back Trey Edmunds.

Then came a trick play. Senior quarterback Logan Thomas hauled in a pass from freshman fullback Sam Rogers and strolled into the end zone. Thomas' knee was ruled down at the 13 yard-line and aside from the first half, there wasn't much going for either offense. But Virginia Tech, as it has done this season, has shown what it's capable of offensively, even if it couldn't sustain it.

And there could have been more if Thomas' knee hadn't been ruled down.

"We've been practicing that all year," Thomas said. "We had it pretty much perfected. Obviously, I would've liked a little better toss out there, but it worked the way we wanted it to, minus the touchdown. Personally, I didn't think my knee was down. It is what it is and we ended up with three points. We would've loved to have a touchdown, but a win is a win."

The bad news is that regardless of the offense in this game, the Hokies won't have a chance to play for the ACC Championship game, due to Duke's win yesterday. Of course, they have only themselves to blame for that.

Still, Thomas was happy with the overall effort, even if he was sacked five times. The Hokies had 364 yards of total offense, but just 111 in the second half.

"I think we came out there with great intensity and purpose," Thomas said. "I come out and play the game the same way every single day. That's how you have to be as a quarterback and obviously, our offensive line went about it the same way."

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