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Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 21-of-35 passes for 264 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 46 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 42-35 loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

To Virginia Tech's credit (and to Clemson's demerit), the Hokies refused to quit on Saturday. After the Tigers took a 35-14 lead near the end of the third quarter, Virginia Tech would make multiple charges and draw within seven points on several occasions. They just couldn't pull closer than that. In 13 games this season, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Evans has accounted for 37 total touchdowns (27 passing, 10 rushing).
Dec 4 - 12:38 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR/TE Bucky Hodges caught four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's evaporation of Virginia.

Most of Hodges' yardage here came on a 42-yard touchdown catch with several minutes gone in the second half. That score bumped the Hokies to a 34-0 advantage. For the season as a whole, the 6-foot-6, 244-pound redshirt junior has registered a 42-598-7 receiving line through 12 games.
Nov 26 - 3:40 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 16-of-27 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for an additional score in Saturday's 52-10 romp over Virginia.

Evans picked up a modest 38 yards rushing in the blowout victory. He passed for one touchdown and rushed for another in the second quarter before wrapping up his touchdown tally with a 42-yard scoring pass to Bucky Hodges early in the third quarter. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Evans has been methodically consistent this season, accounting for at least three touchdowns in seven of 12 games. He will have a chance to try to topple Clemson in next weekend's ACC Championship.
Nov 26 - 3:33 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior RB Marshawn Williams will miss Saturday's game against Virginia, as well as the Hokies' undetermined bowl game, due to a torn ACL.

Williams tore his ACL in Saturday's 34-31 win over Notre Dame. Any severe injury is inherently unfortunate, but in the case of Williams, it's downright saddening. This is the third time he has torn an ACL, having twice torn the ligament in his left knee over the last two years. HC Justin Fuente was understandably in a low place when speaking about the injury on Monday, but noted that Williams is taking it like a true champ. "He has handled it incredibly well and positive. He is one of those kids that as I went over and tried to comfort him yesterday, he made me feel better," Fuente said. "So we’re thankful for Marshawn and mindful that he won’t be with us for the rest of the season." The 5-foot-11, 229-pound redshirt junior finishes his 2016 campaign having rushed for 244 yards (4.1 YPC) and two touchdowns over the course of nine games.
Nov 21 - 4:00 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 22-of-29 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 34-31 win over Notre Dame.

Evans also led the Hokies in rushing, chipping in with 67 yards and an additional score on the ground. Notre Dame held a 31-21 lead after three quarters, but Evans would make sure that did not stand as a final, leading his squad on three scoring drives in the fourth quarter. Included in that lot, a seven-yard touchdown pass to Bucky Hodges with 9:20 remaining in the contest. For the season as a whole, Evans has now thrown for 2,792 yards with a 24/5 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 675 yards and seven touchdowns across 11 games played.
Nov 19 - 7:13 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 32-of-45 passes for 316 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 75 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 30-20 loss to Georgia Tech.

Evans and his Hokie friends were stuck in neutral during the first two quarters. They would trail 20-0 at halftime before mounting a failed comeback surge in the second half. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Evans has now accounted for 28 total touchdowns over the course of 10 games.
Nov 12 - 7:00 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 15-of-27 passes for 192 yards while rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-21 win over Duke.

Those 192 yards passing stand as Evans' second-lowest total of the season (Hurricane Matthew helped limit him to 75 yards passing against North Carolina in mid-October). The 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior has now thrown for 2,209 yards with a 21/2 TD/INT ratio through nine games. He has also rushed 533 yards and four touchdowns.
Nov 5 - 8:52 PM

ESPN's Andrea Adelson passes along that Virginia Tech is currently on pace to set school records for total offense, passing touchdowns and passing yardage per game.

This shouldn't come as a huge surprise given the coaching transition from Frank Beamer to Justin Fuente over the winter. That in-play record for passing touchdowns that Addleson highlights could actually be brushed aside this weekend. Junior QB Jerod Evans needs to toss three scores to tie the Hokies record of 24 passing touchdowns. Four aerial flings to the end zone against Duke on Saturday would set a new mark. For the season as a whole, the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder has thrown for 2,017 yards with a masterful 21/2 TD/INT ratio over the course of eight games played.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 3 - 3:45 PM

Virginia Tech extended AD Whit Babcock's contract through June 30, 2024.

"Athletic directors often get too much credit and this is certainly one of those instances," Babcock said in a statement. "I am honored and humbled by the extension and the faith placed in us to keep the positive momentum going and we will do that." He initially joined the Hookies as athletic director in January, 2014, jumping over from Cincinnati. On the football side of Babcock's watch in 2016, Virginia Tech currently sits at 6-2.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 1 - 6:21 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR/TE Bucky Hodges had six catches for 145 yards against Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Listed as a tight end but actually just a next-generation, jumbo receiver, Hodges has become the worthy No. 2 to Isiah Ford that Virginia Tech's offense needed him to be. He's working with a 31-468-5 line, with 18-290-3 of it coming during his mini-breakout the past three weeks.
Oct 31 - 4:31 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans (ankle) practiced on Sunday.

Evans tweaked his right ankle this past Thursday, in a win over Pitt. Even hobbled by that injury, he still finished with 406 passing yards and a pair of touchdown tosses in the 39-36 victory. His playing status for this weekend's upcoming contest against Duke has not yet been determined, but given that he was a full participant in Sunday's practice, he appears to be tracking toward game-action on Saturday.
Oct 31 - 12:26 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 24-of-40 attempts for 406 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's 39-36 win over Pitt.

He was sensational, carving the Panthers up through the air and adding 33 yards on the ground. For whatever reason, Pitt stacked the box throughout to impede what isn't an otherworldly Virginia Tech ground offense in the first place. What that did was force the Panthers' young corners onto islands against Virginia Tech's tremendous receiving corps. Evans ensured that the mistake would be exploited again and again. Kudos to Evans and Justin Fuente, Game of Thrones Shame Lady to Pat Narduzzi.
Oct 27 - 10:52 PM

Virginia Tech WR Cam Phillips logged seven receptions for 64 yards (9.1 yards per catch) Thursday against Miami.

When you find yourself on a wide receiving depth chart that features Isaiah Ford and Bucky Hodges, you're going to be overlooked. Phillips has taken to his plight with aplomb, becoming a consistent secondary possession receiver. Now up to 405 yards, Phillips should snap his career-high of 582 yards early next month.
Oct 23 - 10:35 AM

Virginia Tech junior WR Isaiah Ford snagged four passes for 46 yards in Thursday's victory over Miami.

Through six games -- Ford missed one due to an ankle injury -- the gifted junior is up to a 36-505-5 line. The 6-foot-1, 174-pounder is on pace to produce as he did last year (75-1,164-11) in a very different scheme. Some are disappointed by that. Tough crowd.
Oct 21 - 3:20 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 21-of-33 attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns to beat Miami 37-16 on Thursday night.

Evans added a third touchdown via a 34-yard scoring jaunt. In all, he chipped in 98 rushing yards. The Hokies are extremely difficult to stop in Justin Fuente's high-flying system when Evans avoids mistakes, as he did tonight. That wasn't the case in last weekend's stunning upset loss at Syracuse. With no games left against ranked opponents, Evans and his Hokies could get on a real roll heading into the postseason.
Oct 20 - 10:52 PM


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