BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — The Hokies have still yet to beat a Power Five team at home this season and in the latest 24 point setback against the Canes, they can point to the third quarter as the main culprit. Tech's possessions in that frame ended with a missed field goal, a fumble, two punts and a turnover on downs. And it all added up to their fourth straight loss.
"I want our kids to have success. That's what drives us everyday is to have our kids be the best they can be in all areas of their lives and an element of that is performing for the people that appreciate the work that our kids put in. The fans that show up, I'm sure they are upset but they're not more upset than I am. I can promise you that. We're working every single day to improve and I know we are and I couldn't be more confident in the future of this football program than I am in this moment but that doesn't make anybody feel better for tonight," Virginia Tech Head Coach Justin Fuente said.
"We're all disappointed but I believe we are on the right track with this young group and improving. It's been some trying times but we've got great leadership. It's already been proven what we can do when things are right. We're battling through some times and I'm really proud of how our kids are fighting," Virginia Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster said.
"I say it every week but we've got to go out there and execute. There's plays to be made. We're making some plays but we've got to make more. There's always more we can do. We've got to look in the mirror tonight and ask ourselves what can we do better," Virginia Tech Quarterback Ryan Willis said.
The Hokies will now face plenty of questions this week about their 14 year winning streak over Virginia and the 25 year bowl streak which is now in jeopardy.
On that note, if Tech were fortunate to beat Virginia, the school will reportedly schedule a 12th game against Marshall on December 1st as they try to keep the bowl streak alive.