Was it the gametime of 1:30? Was it the coaches' complacency? Was it that we just weren't up for this game after the last three weeks? It was probably a combination of all of the above. But the Hokies beat WKU 27-13, scored only seven points in the second half and probably lost Kenny Lewis for the season.
Now's probably the best time for the Hokies to have a bye week. Evans once again struggled on the ground, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. He's likely to be the Hokies' primary ball carrier as Kenny Lewis may have ruptured his Achilles' tendon during the game.
In the passing game, no Hokie had more than two catches for the second straight week and Tech had its best luck throwing to its tight ends. Sean Glennon played most of the second half and spent most of it on his back.
The offensive line was atrocious, especially in the second half. Again, I think this had more to do with simply overlooking the Hilltoppers than a true reversion to the Hokie O-line we saw before the return of Blake DeChristopher.
Boston College also won this afternoon, setting up a game between one-loss teams in two weeks in Chestnut Hill. The BC offense played its best game and Chris Crane had an excellent day under center, both throwing and running. He's a poor man's Scott Frost.
The defense played better than the 31 points they allowed. NC State benefited from a few turnovers and a kick return for touchdown.