Check out the Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
Virginia Tech (2-1) vs. East Carolina (2-1) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Game Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
Network: ACC Network
Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina Prediction
East Carolina already took care of one ACC team a few weeks ago with a win over NC State, and now it’s time to make another big splash to show the local league another team that can play.
The Pirates are getting a special season out of Philip Nelson, the Minnesota transfer who’s been among the best quarterbacks in college football this season not named Lamar Jackson, hitting 79% of his throws for 1,095 yards and seven scores with three picks, hitting South Carolina for 400 yards last week.
In a loss.
Can Virginia Tech’s No. 1 pass defense put the clamps down on the high-powered ECU attack? Head coach Justin Fuente might be an offensive guy, but it’s the defense that’s been getting it done so far. Take away one half of mistake-prone football against Tennessee, and it’s been a perfect start to the new era of Hokie football.
Both teams control the ball, both teams know how to keep the chains moving, and both teams are playing well, but the Virginia Tech defense forces turnovers, and the Pirates don’t.
ECU will lose a good fight, while it’s Virginia Tech that’ll make a whole lot of noise going into a brutal run of four road games in the next five dates.
Final Score: Virginia Tech 27, East Carolina 17
Line: Virginia Tech -12, o/u: 56
ATS Confidence: 5: Xmas in September – 1: Get out now … 4
Must See Rating: 5: The Magnificent Seven – 1: The Voice … 3.5