WEEK 2: Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion
The Hokies entered this matchup seeking revenge from their upset loss to ODU a year ago and safety Reggie Floyd made sure there would be none of the same. Virginia Tech likes to utilize Floyd in a variety of ways, as he lined up all over the field and was even seen in the backfield chasing down the opposing quarterback. His leadership and lunch bucket mentality definitely rubs off on his teammates.
DS Reggie Floyd is a fire starter! Clearly the heartbeat of the team, he demonstrated the skill-set to play either safety position + was lined up in the box a lot.
All business, he brought the lunch bucket to media day! pic.twitter.com/IlQKVCgdWb
— Ric Serritella (@RicSerritella) September 9, 2019
On offense, quarterback Ryan Willis operated the offense efficiently, commanding the middle of the field, while showing the ability to make smart decisions and deliver accurate passes to his receivers. The transfer from Kansas has earned plenty of experience, making his 12th start for the Hokies, after 11 starts for the Jayhawks.
A familiar friend was now a foe on this day, as wide out Eric Kumah, who transferred from Virginia Tech to Old Dominion during the offseason, attempted to keep the Monarchs in the game. The thick, big-bodied pass-catcher shrugged off boos throughout the game to make a handful of catches over the middle of the field—he would finish with three receptions for 24 yards on the day.
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