And as they've done so many times in the
"I'm disappointed we didn't put the game away earlier," coach
Virginia Tech has been on the precipice of losing to the Pirates in Greenville many times in recent years. But the Hokies keep finding ways to come out victorious thanks to stellar defensive play. Today, the group gave up just 30 yards of offense in the second half, and 204 for the game. They added three interceptions and seven sacks.
"We have the best defense in the nation, I think," said cornerback
While the Hokies were only able to register 53 yards rushing, senior quarterback
"We're getting better every week, but obviously we'd like to score more points," Thomas mentioned.
The Virginia Tech defense appeared to be lagging with an early start time, as wide receiver
Later in the quarter, the Hokies were able to knot the score at seven via a 30-yard touchdown pass to a wide open
In the third quarter,
However, the Virginia Tech defense was unwilling to give the Pirates a fighting chance by stifling the ECU offense for the entire second half. It certainly wasn't pretty, but a win is a win for the Hokies as they improve to 2-1.
"If we could put more points on the board, that's always good," Facyson said. "But as long as we come out with a win, then that's great for us. Either way you look at it, offense or defense, we won. We just have to fix the little things. It was a dogfight, but we came out on top and that's all that matters."