2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 9

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Cayson Collins
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Cayson Collins /
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BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 28: Defensive end Trevon Hill
BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 28: Defensive end Trevon Hill /


Hurt is exactly what Virginia Tech laid out on the two Coastal Schools from North Carolina. The Hokies beat UNC and Duke by a combined 83-10 the past two weeks.

During that stretch, Virginia Tech has looked quite impressive on both sides of the field. Their offense has scored eight touchdowns and accumulated 770 yards on 149 plays. That’s 5.2 yards per play. They also have zero turnovers, 44 first downs, and a 42.4 percentage on third downs.

The offense has been led by the stellar play of freshman Josh Jackson. During the past two games, Jackson has five total touchdowns and no turnovers while accumulating 371 yards of total offense.

If there is one concern with Jackson it is his accuracy as he is completing less than half his passes the past two games.

Their defense meanwhile has held Duke and North Carolina to a combined 355 yards and one touchdown on 123 plays. That is a measly 2.9 yards a play.

The Hokies’ defense also has forced five turnovers, scored 14 points, recorded seven sacks, and held the two teams to a combined 21 first downs and a 21.9 percentage on third downs. They forced the two teams to punt a combined 18 times on 27 drives.

The Hokies are looking to continue to lay the hurt on teams the rest of this season. If they do they should win out, collecting not only a second straight Coastal crown, but also a rematch against Clemson, who put the hurt on Virginia Tech earlier this season.

Next up for Virginia Tech is a Coastal Showdown with Miami, in what is looking like the biggest Coastal game of the year.