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August 30, 2014
On-Field Analysis: VT Rolls W&M
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On Virginia Tech's first drive of the game, perhaps the new look of the offense was revealed. The Hokies used a no-huddle, hurry up offense, capped off with a touchdown catch by freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford.
But as first games usually go, there were also mishaps in Virginia Tech's season-opening 34-9 win over visiting William & Mary. The one most glaring came at a spot many offenses would love to be in: first and goal at the opposing two yard-line.
It took seven plays, including a penalty on each team, but the Hokies finally cashed in with an eight-yard touchdown catch by redshirt freshman tight end Bucky Hodges.
All in all, it was a good offensive effort for Virginia Tech, with 488 yards of total offense. In his Hokies debut, junior quarterback Michael Brewer completed 23 of 30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception that came off a tipped pass. Freshman running back Shai McKenzie also impressed with 106 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
And aside from two big first half plays by the Tribe, a 43-yard pass and 40-yard run, the Virginia Tech defense was stout, allowing just 193 yards of total offense.
We break it all down with our analysis from Lane Stadium:
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