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Hokies get back to work

Virginia Tech tumbled out of the top 25 polls after falling short to Wake Forest 23-16 over the weekend.
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Wake Forest sophomore running back Kenneth Walker III (9) breaks a tackle by Virginia Tech cornerback Devin Taylor (24) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech came back down to earth quickly after a rough weekend loss at Wake Forest 23-16. The Hokies would tumble out of the top 25 college football polls. They had no answers against a Demon Deacons team that halted their very strong running game. Khalil Herbert, their leading rusher, was held to just 64 yards on the ground snapping four straight 100 yard games. Head Coach, Justin Fuente compared practice the following day to personal hygiene. "I always akin Sunday practice to taking a shower", he says. "You just feel a little bit better when you get out of Sunday practice whether you won or loss". 

Fuente wasn't happy about the Hokies performance that included his quarterback, Hendon Hooker who threw three interceptions in the loss as Tech fell to 3-2. He does, however, chalks it up to just having a bad game. "If he thinks he's going to go through the whole season not turning the ball over and never make a mistake, it's really unrealistic expections." Virginia Tech travels to face Louisville on Saturday for a 4pm showdown.