Post-Game Quotes: Virginia Tech

Miami defeated Virginia Tech by the score of 16-14 on Thursday night to push their record to 7-3 on the season. Read on to see what several Virginia Tech players and coaches were saying after the game.

Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer

On game…
"Congratulations to Miami, I thought they played really well. I was hoping we could come in here and run the ball better. I think it goes back to them playing extremely well. The story of the game was field position in the third quarter. It all started with our kick-off returns and not getting the ball back up the field. I think we only had the ball six plays in the third quarter. It's hard to beat a good football team when you have the ball only six plays in a whole quarter. We played the whole quarter on our side of the field and our defense kept battling. We never gave in. Our offense got in there in the end, going in there for a score. We got the ball back and had a chance to win it in the last series. The thing that we have to do is go home and take care of business and get to eight wins, which is going to be tough to do. I'm proud of the way we hung in there, it was a tough loss."

On Miami's defense…
"They were flying to the ball good, don't get me wrong, but I think the story of the game was the field position."

On Miami's progress…
"They have some good players and they were playing hard."

On not playing TB Darren Evans in the end of the game…
"Dustin Pickle is our two-minute back."

On the difference from last week on offense…
"I give Miami credit, I thought they did a good job. They were a little quicker than last week and we didn't get them blocked as well as last week. That's the bottom line."

On the plan for the passing game…
"Well, we want to mix it up, but you got to run it to be able to pass. The game was right there at halftime, and we played the whole third quarter on our side of the field. That's tough."

Split End Danny Coale

On game compared to last week…
"We didn't get that jump that we did last week. I don't think that we had the momentum that we did last week. We had to overcome a little too much, a little too late. We just have to come out swinging."

On game plan…
"You always have a plan, but it always changes. I think it was to establish the run, and we needed it to open up the pass a little bit, so we started to throw it a little bit. You have to see where the game takes you."

Quarterback Sean Glennon

On tough loss…
"This puts us in a position we didn't want to be in, where it's not in our control."

Linebacker Purnell Sturdivant

On being on the field for so long in the second half…
"In the third quarter, the offense was on the field for maybe a minute and then we were back on the field. They had another minute-long series and then we were on the field for the rest of the third quarter."

Cornerback Victor Harris

On Aldarius Johnson's fumble in the fourth quarter…
"When I wrapped around him I felt the ball. The way I twisted my body I was either going to slam him to the ground or the ball was going to pop out. The ball popped out, but the ball ended up in their hands. That's what kind of night it was for us, the ball was favoring Miami. They played a great game tonight, my hat goes off to Miami. I love Miami's swagger. I just love playing against Miami in a game like this."

On a different Miami team…
"Oh yeah, they are back. I told Coach Shannon that I like how he runs his program. They are definitely on the rise."

On scouting both Miami QBs Marve and Harris…
"They really are a dual threat. Both of those guys have crazy athleticism, both of them throw the ball well. These young guys on film, scouting them, I have never seen a bunch of young guys just sit in the pocket and deliver the ball and not even worry about the pressure."


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