BBD Editor Mike Watkins
In the Russell Athletic Bowl you have Virginia Tech matching up against a former Big East rival in Rutgers. The two teams haven’t played a game against each other since 2004 and this should be a good one.
Virginia Tech had a down year for their program after the high hopes of the season rested on QB L.Thomas. Thomas was expected to emerge this year as one of the best at the position in the game and a likely first rounder in the 2013 NFL draft. While some had visions of Cam Newton in their heads Thomas failed to live up to any expectations people had for him before the season. For Virginia Tech to win this game they need a good performance from Thomas coupled with a defense that played the run well at the end of the year but needs a much better effort from there pass defense to pull out the win
Rutgers had an up and down year but that was mostly due to the offense. Rutgers defense was one of the best in the nation and led by one of my favorite players to watch, LB K.Greene. I fully expect the defense to show up but the offense is going to have to bring there A game to get this win. I expect Rutgers to attack the Virginia Tech secondary early and often (more…)