A strong start went for naught as Virginia Tech's miscues again spelled trouble, this time resulting in a 38-17 loss at Clemson. Having seen replays and thought it over, here's publisher Jason Stamm's exam of the Hokies' loss:
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Aside from Thomas' 111 rushing yards, it was an overall abysmal day for the Hokies' rushing game. The running back carousel continues as no one can step up. A week after rushing for 183 yards against Duke, freshman
The physical, tough defensive line everyone has been looking for is here. The Hokies harassed Clemson quarterback
The great start on offense and defense looked great on the coaches. But there were some questionable decisions. Running off tackle with Holmes on fourth and short was one. But the one that looms largest is the wide receiver pass by Davis that was a lazy loft and was easily intercepted by Clemson.
Clemson is an unbelievable atmosphere. The traffic to the small town is tough to deal with, but the crowd was hyped and the entrance of former American soldier