A week after a drubbing at the hands of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech is back moving in the right direction. But despite a 37-0 win over Bowling Green, it's still a work in progress. Having seen replays and thought it over, here's publisher Jason Stamm's exam of the Hokies' win:
Thomas did miss his receivers on a few routes, but he didn't get helped by more drops. Virginia Tech has to do a better job of helping out its quarterback and getting open, even if that means coming back to the ball. The good day receiving by junior
The passing game didn't get going, but Virginia Tech made the right calls to get the running backs some room. It still would be nice to get the ball in Davis' hands more and defensively, adjustments need to be made as the Falcons marched multiple times past the 50 yard-line. But there was a lot of progress made among the staff and good adjustments made from the Pittsburgh loss.
Back at home, the Hokies honored the military on appreciation day. There were a few pauses in the game to recognize a few servicemen and a flyover by the U.S. Air Force. The crowd really came to life during Virginia Tech's second quarter run, but there were plenty of empty seats in the second half. Of course, the game was well in hand after that second quarter outburst of offense.