Heading into the 2012 season, it was well-known that Virginia Tech was replacing eight starters on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback Logan Thomas returned, as did three senior wide receivers, led by Marcus Davis.
Suffice it to say, the passing game would need be a strength for the Hokies.
Last night, the passing game produced mixed results but did show a lot of promise. Most of the problems stemmed from Thomas being a bit inaccurate throughout the game.
On the first play of the game Thomas went deep down the right sideline to Davis, but the ball was badly underthrown. Thomas seemed to be having timing issues, especially in the first half.
Much of Thomas' struggles were because he was unable to get in any kind of rhythm.
In the fourth quarter, with the Hokies struggling to score, Thomas led his team down the field with two big pass plays: one to Davis, followed by a 42-yard touchdown strike to freshman Demitri Knowles. The pass to Knowles was a beauty.
On the next drive, with the Hokies trailing, Thomas marched the offense down the field with under a minute left to put the team in field-goal range.
While Thomas didn't have his best game, he came through when it mattered the most. And he didn't turn the ball over while still throwing two touchdown passes.
If this game is the worst that he plays, Thomas and the Hokies are going to have a pretty good season.