Monday, November 12, 2007

3 Key Plays - VT vs. FSU

1) After the Hokies scored the game's opening TD, Jud Dunlevy proceeded to miss his 3rd extra point of the season. Dunlevy has been a phenomenal kicker this year, but these extra points must be addressed. This was the difference between a 21-20 game in the 4th quarter and a tie game. It turned out to be a huge play that set the stage for the Hokies' dramatic comeback but it could have just as easily turned out the other way.

2) Sean Glennon gets knocked out early in the 2nd quarter with the score tied at 6 apiece. Tyrod Taylor comes in for good at that point. On that specific play it was 3rd and 5 and Taylor calmly hit Boone for a first down, keeping a drive alive that eventually led to a Hokies TD. More importantly than that TD, it kept the coaches from continuing the QB carousel which was not the right decision (more on that in the game review). TSF would never wish injury on any Hokie especially one as classy as Glennon, but instead wishes the coaching staff would make the right decision and just start Taylor. Tyrod Taylor playing the last 3 quarters against FSU was the main reason the Hokies won the game.

3) 9:32 left in the 4th quarter, the Hokies had just turned the momentum and taken a 28-21 lead, and the Seminoles were trying to respond. A GREAT hustle play by Barry Booker knocked the ball out of FSU QB Christian Ponder's hands and Cam Martin grabbed the loose ball and gave possession to the Hokies on the FSU 29 yd line. The ensuing drive led to a FG and a two score lead and the defense finished it off from there.

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