NOTRE DAME @ VIRGINIA TECH | 10/06 | 8:00 PM EDT
The Fighting Irish played like their four-win 2016 season never occurred last year, reaching 10 wins with a bowl win over LSU. Some key members of that dominant rushing attack are gone, consisting of RB Josh Adams and linemen Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey. Plus, quarterback Brandon Wimbush (or another person) requires to step it up as a passer. But the defense ought to be destructive, as it returns stars like DT Jerry Tillery, linebackers Te’ von Coney and Drue Tranquill, and corner Julian Love.
There are some things to be optimistic about in Blacksburg, consisting of the development of talented quarterback Josh Jackson as he enters his redshirt sophomore season. Jackson’s growing connection with wideouts (and fellow sophomores) Sean Savoy and Hezekiah Grimsley, and 3 senior starters on the offending line. However between graduations and injuries, things are looking bleak on the defensive side of the ball. Veteran protective coordinator Bud Foster is the guy you ‘d desire leading an inexperienced system, though, and the schedule lines up perfectly for the Hokies.
I don’t know whether it’s the Metallica, or if it’s just Bud Foster’s defense, but there’s something about Lane Stadium and a lack of points being scored. Since the beginning of the 2008 season the Under has gone 38-26-2 in Virginia Tech home games, and at night in Lane Stadium the Under is 11-5.