Friday, October 15, 2010

Previewing the Wake Forest

Wake Forest is coming to Blacksburg at a great time for the Hokies. Wake has been struggling this year at 2-4. Of course, two of those four losses are to some pretty good teams in Florida State and Stanford.

The Hokies are finally starting to look like the team that they should have been. Save for the first drive, the Hokies took care of business on defense against Central Michigan. They'll be tested once again through the air as Demon Deacon freshman Tanner Price has been lighting up defenses. He threw for 326 yards in the loss to Navy. However, in an unfriendly environment such as Doak Campbell Stadium, he came in to replace Ted Stachitas and threw 6 for 12 for a miserable 35 yards and an interception.

Meanwhile, the Tyrod Taylor show developed well last week. However, each episode has been different. This week the offense faces a Wake Forest defense that is giving up an average of 35.3 points a game. Taylor may also be able to take advantage of Wake Forest's 107th ranked passing defense that averages 429.3 yards against per game, 231.7 of which through the air.

Outside of Taylor, we need to see more production out of the backs. The lack of significant carries for David Wilson and Darren Evans in the Central Michigan game put too much pressure and cause Taylor to rush waaaay too much.

On a side note, how much of a badass is Greg Nosal. Nosal lost part of his pinky during the Central Michigan game. Rather than head to straight the sidelines and eventually the operating room, Nosal opted to play out the rest of game. They found the severed piece of his pinky in his glove and were able to reattach it later.

Go Hokies!

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