The Hokie receievers have taken advantage of some lackluster man coverage downfield. Danny Coale has two receptions of more than 20 yards, and Dyrell Roberts also added a long grab.
Ryan Williams is extending his conference record for rushing touchdowns as a freshman. Williams has two scores in the first half, giving him 17 on the season.
The Cavalier coaching staff has finally unleashed Jameel Sewell. He has carried the ball ten times for 98 yards already, including a 15-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Tech kicker Matt Waldron is 0-for-1 on the day, missing a 40-yarder wide right late in the second quarter. It was Waldron’s first miss in his last 11 tries.
Virginia’s best opportunity to win is if they continue to hammer the ball with the running game, using Sewell, Vic Hall, and Mikell Simpson to attack the Hokies on the ground.
For Virginia Tech, the key is to stretch the Cavalier defense with the pass. Tech has proven they can beat UVA deep, and they need to continue that in the second half. If they are able to do so, it will open up more running lanes for Williams to run wild.
It’s setting up to be a great second half.