Virginia Tech 41, NC State 30

Box Score


Plays
Total Yds
Yds/Play
Yds/Carry*
Yds/PassAtt
NCSU
82
507
6.2
4.8
7.4
VT
61
440
7.2
10.2
5.1

(Yds/carry stats are sack adjusted.)

Tyrod Taylor and Darren Evans gashed NC State's defense, Russell Wilson was off his game and inefficient as the Pack's offensive line struggled to deal with the Hokies' front seven, and our oh so very special teams unit allowed another kickoff to be returned for a touchdown.

We made too many mistakes, missed opportunities to score, and started to miss tackles the way we did in 2009, but it was Virginia Tech's superiority in the trenches that changed the direction of the game and ultimately decided the outcome.  Russell Wilson never really looked comfortable after the first quarter as Tech brought heat down after down and finished the day with three INTs and a completion percentage south of 43.0.

On the other side of the ball, Taylor recovered his composure after a terrible start, and Hokies were nearly unstoppable in the second half, scoring four touchdowns on six drives.  Poor tackling and botched assignments on our part helped them average nine yards per play over the final 30 minutes.

All due credit to Virginia Tech, which was the better team.  They were stunned but didn't fold, and their superior talent won out in the long run.  I have no idea how these guys lost to James Madison.

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