Virginia Tech is a younger team than the one that ran away from the Noles in the second half of last year's game. And it showed in Saturday night's 28 - 23 loss at B.C. But Hokie Coach Frank Beamer is still trying to figure out Tech's dysfunctions against the Eagles:
"We never got into rhythm in the first half for a variety of reasons and didn't have a good flow of the game. We've got to go back and see what we need to do better as we always do. We need to rally around each other. We'll look Monday and I'm sure we'll see the opportunities we afforded ourselves. We need to take advantage of those, we didn't do that and we've got to do that."
That's an understatement. VT had only 240 yards total offense on the night (150 rusing and 90 through the air).
And what happened to the vaunted Beamer Ball special teams? Tech allowed B.C. 110 return yards. Smell an opportunity there Michael Ray Garvin?
So what's Beamer's early take on the FSU game?
"We're going down there and they are a good football team. They are in the hunt. Wake Forest got beat today and it's wide open...but I'm concerned about our football team and us getting better. We have to learn from this and it's not about blaming. We have to find out what we did wrong and what we need to do better to win football games."