BLACKSBURG — Facing stacked fronts and finding little room to operate on the ground, Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas came to the sideline after the first drive of the third quarter in the East Carolina game last Saturday with one thought.
“Throw it,” he said.
“That’s all I said to coach, and he said the same thing back,” Thomas said. “And from then on I guess we threw the ball the majority of the time.”
Thomas threw 26 of his 43 passes in the second half against the Pirates, completing 17 of them for 158 of his 255 yards, with a 3-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Coles that proved to be the difference in Tech’s 15-10 victory.
It could be the new normal for the Hokies, with teams lining up to stop Trey Edmunds and the ground game, essentially daring Virginia Tech to beat them with the pass.
“I don’t think there’s a question,” head coach Frank Beamer said. “I think most people probably take that approach.”