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  • Taylor, Hokies ace test

    Led by record-setting freshman tailback Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech entered Saturday's game at Maryland ranked 21st in the nation in rushing offense. The Hokies, though, ranked just ninth in the ACC in passing, with 170 yards a game. As Hokies...
  • For Roberts, speed kills

    By the time Virginia Tech returner Dyrell Roberts sees the ball in the air on a kickoff, he already has gone through the mental checklist of what he needs to accomplish. Secure it, run in the direction of his blockers, find a seam and get to midfield. In...
  • Bowl breakdown

    Offense It all starts with the running game for both teams, as Tech's Ryan Williams (1,538 yards rushing) and Tennessee's Montario Hardesty (1,306 yards) will draw much of the defensive attention. In the last nine games, Tennessee quarterback Jonathan...
  • Three keys to Tech win

    1. Break a big one Jayron Hosley and Smithfield product Dyrell Roberts could provide enormous boosts in this area. Tennessee is 70th in the nation in punt-return yardage defense (9.8 yards per return) and 89th in kickoff-return yardage defense (22.84...
  • Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB

    Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB
    All the convincing Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring needed that his starting quarterback had finally come of age came in September during a 90-second span. Tyrod Taylor has spent the last 3 1/2 months of his junior season proving...
  • Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14

    Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14
    Quarterback Tyrod Taylor made a habit of coming up with a few big plays just when Virginia Tech needed it this season. He did it again in a most unexpected fashion Thursday night in Tech's 37-14 win against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Though...
  • Virginia Tech has good reason to be excited for 2010

    As much as Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer wanted to enjoy Thursday night's 37-14 Chick-fil-A Bowl win against Tennessee, he couldn't resist looking to the future when asked after the game about prospects for next season. With 12 starters expected to...
  • Down recruiting year for the area

    Down recruiting year for the area
    Just three years ago on National Signing Day, eight Peninsula District products sat down with letter of intents bearing the insignia of a Bowl Subdivision football program in front of them. The district recruiting scene won't be quite so glamorous today....
  • Peninsula area FBS signees since 2002

    Peninsula area FBS signees since 2002 (positions are where they were recruited) 2002 RB Michael Johnson – Heritage (signed with Virginia) QB Marcus Vick – Warwick (signed with Virginia Tech) FS Jimmy Williams – Bethel (signed with...
  • The breakdown

    The breakdown Offense With eight starters back, improved efficiency should be in the Hokies' future, which is good news. Last season, Tech averaged 4.1 yards per carry on first down plays (more yards per carry than on any other down), but it...
  • Tech's loss capped a woeful week for the ACC

    Virginia Tech was the ACC's last hope Saturday. But the Hokies' anemic offense – sound familiar? -- finally caused their demise against No. 5 Alabama. The result: A 34-24 season-opening loss at the earplugs-recommended Georgia Dome and the most...
  • Tide rolls in fourth quarter, overcomes Va. Tech 34-24

    Tide rolls in fourth quarter, overcomes Va. Tech 34-24
    For three quarters, it was what everybody expected -- Virginia Tech and Alabama absorbing blows and delivering counterpunches until one team couldn't stand anymore. Tech was the team with the glass jaw in the fourth quarter. Alabama changed the...