QB Perkins focal point in Commonwealth Clash

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- As the Hokies and Hoos get set to meet Friday in Charlottesville, Bryce Perkins will no doubt be a focal point in the 101st meeting between the two.

Perkins threw for 259 yards and three scores in the game last year while rushing for another 112 yards.

He's been equally dangerous throoughout this season, and Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster compared Perkins to another shifty quarterback, familiar to Tech fans, former Syracuse signal caller, Donovan McNabb.

"He reminds me a little bit of Donovan McNabb. Just with his strength when he runs, his ability to throw on the run, his ability to create plays that aren't there and become a big-time running back. They design quarterback runs like they did with Donovan back in the day. What he means to their offense is kind of what he reminds me of in Donovan. He's a big, big part of their offense. If we can stop him, that's how we need to stop if we want to win the game," said Virginia Tech defensive coordinator, Bud Foster.