Virginia Tech Campus Buzzing About Saturday

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Virginia Tech Campus Buzzing About Saturday
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With one of the biggest games of the year fast approaching for the Hokies, students and fans can't stop talking about the game.

If you're a student that didn't win a ticket through the lottery chances are you'll have to watch this one on TV, as tickets are being sold for well over $100 apiece.

Many fans are confident, but just as many are skeptical about the Hokies chances against the Cornhuskers.  Everyone's biggest concern continues to be the offense, and that's after the Hokies racked up 605 total yards against Marshall last week.

Yeah, but its Marshall is the typical response.  Yes, Marshall doesn't have the athletes that Nebraska does, but 444 yards on the ground is impressive against anybody.

Fans really want to see more of true freshman David Wilson.  It's unknown how much Wilson will play this week, but he has to be moving up the depth chart, doesn't he? 

Wilson and Josh Oglesby both received 12 carries last week.  Oglesby rushed for 60 yards and Wilson for 165.  The two have totally different running styles, but Wilson is by far the more athletic and explosive of the two.

In order to win games you need to play your best players.  If Wilson spells Ryan Williams Hokie fans shouldn't have much to worry about.

However, fans are concerned Wilson will be used the same way he was against Alabama, which wasn't at all on offense.

Another concern is the offensive and defensive lines of Nebraska.  The Cornhuskers have that guy on their defensive line that no one can seem to pronounce correctly (Ndamukong Suh).  Suh is a beast (6 ft 4in 300 lbs). 

If the Hokies can neutralize the Senior, or at least slow him down, the running game will have some success.  If not then Hokie fans will have to watch quarterback Tyrod Taylor try to win the game with his arm, which he has yet to do in his career.

If Nebraska forces the Hokies to beat them with the pass then Hokie fans have something to worry about.  Taylor is progressing, but he's still to inconsistent to rely on.

Nebraska will move the ball, and will likely score multiple times.  The first team to 30 will likely win the game, which should mean good things for the Hokies as Bud Foster run defenses don't give up 30 points all that often (although the defense allowed 30 to Nebraska last season).

This game is truly a wait and see, but the Hokies should have the edge because they're at home, and they've played much tougher opponents than the Cornhuskers so far this season.

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