Opposing running back Daniel Wilson pounded Miami's D-line for 128 rushing yards.
Just as in their loss to Kansas State in Week 4, the Hurricanes struggled on defense.
Daniel Wilson didn't break free for any astonishing runs, but persistently pounded Miami for 5.6 yards per carry.
Embarrassingly, the game-winner—or I suppose game-loser from Miami's perspective—came on a quarterback sneak from Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas with less than one minute remaining. His linemen effortlessly opened up a gaping hole in the middle of the field. Thomas was untouched during the 19-yard touchdown.
The Hokies' passer did most of his damage from inside the pocket. His stats from Saturday afternoon: 23-for-25, 310 YDS, 3 TD, 0 INT, 235.8 QB Rating. Those are like video game numbers!
The Hurricanes' front four got zero pressure on Thomas. He seemingly had all day to scan the field for open receivers.
To be fair, starting defensive tackle Marcus Forston suffered a knee injury in practice, knocking him out for this game and the rest of the season.
Miami was man-handled without Forston in Week 1, too. Adewale Ojomo—his replacement—is considerably undersized, and it showed against Virginia Tech.