WILSON WATCH UPDATE
|Through 4 Games||Williams '09||Wilson '11|
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Wilson is on pace to break RMFW's record, but his own stated goal is a considerably higher 1,700 yards rushing. That would require about 131 yards per game over 13 games. DW is currently averaging 129. Whether he makes it or not might depend on making the ACCCG to give him an extra game to work with.
But check out the disparity in the passing game. DW has been a non-factor so far as a receiver. I'm hoping that's because MOC is saving it for conference play.
WORST WHEN IT MATTERS LEAST
LT's line through 4 games:
60 of 105 for 761 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INTs; 25 rush for 118 yards and 1 TD
The stat everyone is circling is those interceptions. Admittedly, even Mike O'Cain uses interceptions along with completion percentage to grade a QB (TD's not so much). But check this out. Three of LTs' four interceptions have come in the 4th quarter when VT is ahead by 15 or more. In other words, when the outcome is pretty much in hand. I've thought for a while now that LT's picks have been more a result of tinkering with the passing game rather than an inherent problem in his game. This seems to support that notion.
Also, LT's stats put him on pace to throw for 2,473 yards assuming a 13 game season. Tyrod threw for more than that last season. Other than that, it would be the best passing performance by a Hokie QB under Frank Beamer, and it would set a record for the most passing yards by a first year starter.
THE GREAT WALL OF FOSTER
Virginia Tech's defense has surrendered 172 total rushing yards to our opponents so far this year, good for second in the nation behind Stanford. Josh Oglesby, our backup running back, has more yardage (174) against our opponents than all four of our opponents combined managed to get against us.