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Hokies gear up for Ga. Tech

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech Hokies are up against the wall this week, eager to prove themselves in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against a wily and unpredictable Georgia Tech team.
The Hokies are currently 1-1 for the season, after dropping a tough loss to East Carolina and a win against Division 1 AA school Furman.
“I think we need to turn all our attention toward Georgia Tech, a team that presents problems,” Head Coach Frank Beamer noted.
Defensively, the Hokies will be challenged. The Hokie defense that previously held Furman to a mediocre 247 yards of total offense must up their game against a Yellow Jacket team that came off a big 19-16 road win against Boston College. “They got a big win this weekend and you have to get adjusted to their offense,” Beamer said.
Their offense, an unorthodox spread-option formation, could give the Hokies trouble as evidenced by the option offense they encountered at ECU.
Beamer was quick to highlight the strengths of the Georgia Tech offense. “They just keep pounding it in there. Then you get your people involved in stopping the run and then all of a sudden, they’ll throw it over your head. Their quarterback [Josh Nesbitt], he’s done a good job,” noted Beamer.
The Hokies will have help stopping that run with two solid defensive ends in Orion Martin and Nekos Brown and also with two hard-hitting senior linebackers in Purnell Sturdivant and Brett Warren.
The Hokies must also step up offensively to be successful against the Yellow Jackets. The dual quarterback system of Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor has yet to be truly tested and is also a subject Coach Beamer has refused to talk about, going so far as to muzzle his quarterbacks from speaking to any media whatsoever this week.
“I’ve asked them not to do interviews this week. I think we need to turn all our attention toward Georgia Tech,” Beamer said.
Excluding Taylor and Glennon, Tech does have a particularly potent offensive weapon in senior back Kenny Lewis Jr. who averages 4.3 yards per carry so far this season, who also had two crucial offensive touchdowns against Furman.

Saturday’s game will truly be a test for the Hokies, and a crucial contest if they hope to regain their Top 25 ranking.
Kick-off from Lane Stadium begins at 3:30 p.m.

Hokies gear up for Ga. Tech

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech Hokies are up against the wall this week, eager to prove themselves in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against a wily and unpredictable Georgia Tech team.
The Hokies are currently 1-1 for the season, after dropping a tough loss to East Carolina and a win against Division 1 AA school Furman.
“I think we need to turn all our attention toward Georgia Tech, a team that presents problems,” Head Coach Frank Beamer noted.
Defensively, the Hokies will be challenged. The Hokie defense that previously held Furman to a mediocre 247 yards of total offense must up their game against a Yellow Jacket team that came off a big 19-16 road win against Boston College. “They got a big win this weekend and you have to get adjusted to their offense,” Beamer said.
Their offense, an unorthodox spread-option formation, could give the Hokies trouble as evidenced by the option offense they encountered at ECU.
Beamer was quick to highlight the strengths of the Georgia Tech offense. “They just keep pounding it in there. Then you get your people involved in stopping the run and then all of a sudden, they’ll throw it over your head. Their quarterback [Josh Nesbitt], he’s done a good job,” noted Beamer.
The Hokies will have help stopping that run with two solid defensive ends in Orion Martin and Nekos Brown and also with two hard-hitting senior linebackers in Purnell Sturdivant and Brett Warren.
The Hokies must also step up offensively to be successful against the Yellow Jackets. The dual quarterback system of Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor has yet to be truly tested and is also a subject Coach Beamer has refused to talk about, going so far as to muzzle his quarterbacks from speaking to any media whatsoever this week.
“I’ve asked them not to do interviews this week. I think we need to turn all our attention toward Georgia Tech,” Beamer said.
Excluding Taylor and Glennon, Tech does have a particularly potent offensive weapon in senior back Kenny Lewis Jr. who averages 4.3 yards per carry so far this season, who also had two crucial offensive touchdowns against Furman.

Saturday’s game will truly be a test for the Hokies, and a crucial contest if they hope to regain their Top 25 ranking.
Kick-off from Lane Stadium begins at 3:30 p.m.