2. Old Dominion 49, Virginia Tech 35
Maybe that win over Florida State wasn’t that big a deal after all.
Virginia Tech planted the seed in everyone’s mind that it was really, really good after that Week 1 domination over the Seminoles, and the other win was against William & Mary.
And now, the ACC took a massive hit with one of its star programs getting blasted by a previously winless Old Dominion team that lost to Charlotte, Liberty and FIU.
The Hokie secondary couldn’t handle Blake LaRussa, who threw for 495 yards and four scores – there’s no excuse for that. Call it a bad, day, but a top team doesn’t give up close to 500 yards to a backup Old Dominion passer.
To make matters worse, Hokie star QB Josh Jackson went out with a leg injury after a solid start. Even so, the running game should’ve taken over – Steven Peoples ran for 156 yards and two scores – and the Virginia Tech defense should’ve been the Virginia Tech defense.
The Hokie O put up 600 yards, and the defense gave up 632. And now the season is …
The season isn’t over. Virginia Tech can still do big things in the ACC, but the conference as a whole took a massive hit, and the Hokies have to reboot.