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Going Scouting: Virginia Tech

Pitt fans have two chances to scout out their next opponent

NCAA Football: Boston College at Virginia Tech Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech hired the hot name last off-season to replace the legendary Frank Beamer. Justin Fuente is the new man in charge of the Hokies and his 4-1 start has landed VT at 17th in the AP Poll and 19th in the Coaches’ Poll. Not a bad start, but what do we really know about Tech?

We know they lost to nationally ranked Tennessee, but also fumbled five times (losing three), in that game. They have won four games, but three of them are to Boston College, Liberty, and East Carolina. The fourth was an impressive thumping of North Carolina, but it was also in a driving rain storm, which no doubt, hurts UNC’s passing attack. So, we may still not know a ton right now, but the great news is that with Pitt’s bye coming, you have two chances to check out Virginia Tech.

Once Pitt and UVA are done today, you should be able to flip right over to ESPNU to see Tech travel to the Carrier Dome to take on Syracuse, at 3:45 p.m. Not exactly a team you want to see them tested by, before Pitt, but fear not...that’s not all. Virginia Tech will then pull off the rarely seen back-to-back Thursday night games on ESPN.

Just five days after getting back from upstate New York, the Hokies have a highly anticipated matchup against fellow ranked ACC Coastal opponent, Miami. That will happen on October 20th, at Lane Stadium, and kickoff will be at 7 p.m. You can see that game on ESPN. What you may not know now about Virginia Tech now, you surely will know a ton more before they invade Heinz Field exactly one week after Miami to take on Pitt, at 7:00 p.m., and also on ESPN.

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