Coming off last week’s loss to Miami, the Virginia Tech Hokies have a tall task this Thursday as they play host to the No. 8 ranked Florida State Seminoles.
The Hokies, at 4-5, 2-3 in the ACC, are on pace for their worst season since 1992 and in danger of not competing in a bowl game for the first time in 20 years.
The Seminoles, 9-1, 5-1 in the ACC, had their bye last week. They defeated Duke 48-7 in their last game.
Points will be at a premium for the Hokies, as the Seminoles are No. 1 nationally in total defense. The Hokies have had their own difficulties scoring against teams much weaker on the defensive side of the ball.
Here are five keys for the Hokies this week if they are to have any chance at upsetting the Seminoles.