Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31: 5 Thoughts On The Military Bowl

Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31: 5 Thoughts On The Military Bowl

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Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31: 5 Thoughts On The Military Bowl

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3. The Virginia Tech run defense

A disaster all season long, the Hokies allowed 207 rushing yards per game as they got ripped apart time and again by Pitt, Georgia Tech, Marshall, North Carolina …

And now, Cincinnati.

The Hokie ground game was terrific, too. Deshawn McClease led the way with 102 yards on just 13 carries, and the team averaged five yards per carry.

But Cincinnati and that O line blasted away for gash after gash, with the offense able to overcome the issues with the inconsistent passing game by grinding it out for 256 yards and four scores, averaging over seven yards per carry, helped mostly because …

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