3 takeaways from Hokies' loss to Georgia Tech

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Georgia Tech gets back to action on the road at Duke next Saturday at 3:30 p.m.in another ACC Coastal matchup.

The Hokies took advantage of the miss with a 12-play, 74-yard drive capped by Jalen Holston's 8-yard touchdown run that ended the third quarter and narrowed the lead to 21-16. The Yellow Jackets then completed another pass in the fourth quarter for 80 yards which ultimately gave them the victory. The Jackets held VT to 116 yards rushing on the day. I really don't feel like we're going to have tons of opportunities to score.

The offensive struggles have been a problem in several games this season, but the Hokies have been unable to overcome them in consecutive weeks.

An intelligent defensive plan: Defensive coordinator Ted Roof got his team to blitz and lay some pretty good licks on Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson. The Hokies face Saint Louis in NY on Thursday and Detroit Mercy plays Seattle in Nashville, Tenn., on November 18 in the tournament's next round.

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall completed just two passes all game vs. Virginia Tech Saturday. Virginia Tech converted just 4-of-15 third down attempts. "We have been in the right place, but we were caught in poor leverage and they made us pay".

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Virginia Tech immediately answered with its first touchdown. Georgia Tech has allowed seven kickoff returns or 38 yards or longer. Defensive end KeShun Freeman, in the game as a blocking back, took the direct snap and ran 3 yards for a first down.

New life turned to good fortune on the next drive for Virginia Tech. The two-point conversion pass failed, leaving Georgia Tech with a 14-9 lead that remained until halftime. Virginia Tech had four players out with injuries: WR C.J. Carroll, CB Adonis Alexander, RB Steven Peoples and OT Yosuah Nijman. One more win will ensure postseason eligibility. "More than that and it's going to come back and bite you". "We've got press coverage with our best guys". He was asked about the final few plays after the game.

"You just don't know how many times we're going to get down there, quite honestly", Fuente said. "Making first downs and driving the football were hard for us".

"The fade to Kumah probably could have been called pass interference". Virginia Tech is 0-2 against teams now ranked in top-10 this year but 7-0 against all other competition. The Hokies will try to bounce back next week against Pittsburgh at Lane Stadium.

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