Boise State Vs. Virginia Tech: Gobbler Country Offers Matchup Previews

The folks over at our Virginia Tech blog, Gobbler Country, offer their preview to Monday night's clash between their Hokies and the Broncos from Boise State.

They breakdown the team, plus offense-defense matchups, particularly, what to look for when QB Kellen Moore and Boise State have the ball.

  • By now we know the Broncos' M.O. on offense. We're going to see motion, we're going to see the same play out of different looks and we're going to see them throw a lot, even on first down. First down will be key for the Hokies, maybe even more so than on third down, when the Broncos are deadly efficient.
  • If Tech is able to put Boise State in long-yardage situations, that's when Steven Friday, the rest of the defensive line and Jeron Gouveia-Winslow become important. The biggest key for the Hokies will be cutting down Kellen Moore's decision time and making him get rid of the ball.
  • While the Hokies will try to create mismatches with their speed, Boise State will try to do the same. One of the key match-ups will be JGW against the Broncos' slot receivers. They have plenty of guys with speed at wide receiver and running back and at some point they will try to take advantage of those guys against him. How he responds will have a big impact on how well the Hokies can defend Boise's passing game.

For the complete preview, and an in-depth look at Tech's offense versus Boise's defense, visit Gobbler Country.

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