Tuesday, November 21, 2006

3 Key Plays - Wake Forest

3 Key Plays

1) Sean Glennon hits Eddie Royal for a 49 yard strike to open the scoring at 7-0 on the first Hokie offensive drive. This play built momentum and while the offense was unable to execute the rest of the first half, it kept Wake Forest off-balance especially in light of the loss of Branden Ore on the following series. This throw also gave Glennon confidence which he definitely needed in this game.

2) Eddie Royal returns a kickoff 49 yards. This return was after Wake Forest had driven down and scored a field goal in the third quarter to make it 14-6. With it being a one-score game at that point and the momentum shifted to the Demon Deacons, Royal stuck a dagger in their hearts with this big return - his longest of the season. It led to a field goal by the unflappable Brandon Pace.

3) Up 17-6, Xavier Adibi and Aaron Rouse combined to finish Wake Forest off psychologically in a great defensive scoring play. Rouse came up and knocked the stuffing out of the Wake Forest ball carrier at the end of a screen pass play. The back dropped the ball and while most of the players stood around, Adibi alertly scooped it up and took it in for a score to make it 24-6. This was when the Wake Forest fans began leaving the stadium.

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