This blog post is rated “P” for “ponchos,” which is exactly what you all should be taking to the game Saturday. Eighty percent chance of rain, y’all.
Let’s talk turnovers, shall we?
4 — The turnovers Ohio forced against Marshall in last week’s game.
7 — The points a fumbled kickoff return directly led to when the Bobcats recovered it in the end zone.
3 — The margin of victory in Ohio’s win over the Herd.
2.3 — The average number of turnovers Virginia Tech has forced in its first three games.
3 — The total interceptions East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden threw against the Hokies last week.
5 — The margin of victory in VPI’s win over ECU.
Translation: Turnovers are bad.
Let’s move on …
78, 257 — The height in inches and weight in pounds of Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas.
77, 268 — The height in inches and weight in pounds of Herd defensive tackle James Rouse.
Defensive Coordinator Chuck Heater has said he considers the meeting room a classroom. “Principles of Gang Tackling” likely was on the syllabus this week.
Now here are some not-so-flattering numbers for Mr. Thomas …
47 — His percentage of passes completed this season.
3 — Number of touchdowns he’s thrown.
4 — Number of interceptions he’s thrown.
And here is a number that Marshall’s passing game won’t like …
106.3 — Average passing yards the Hokies have allowed this season, second best in the FBS.
And finally …
100 — Percentage of certainty that fun will be had with Esteemed Leader Chuck McGill accompanying me on the trip. (Hey, I know my annual review was just two months ago. But it never hurts to start early for next year.)