Here’s why you don’t fall asleep on 3rd and forever. DJ Coles never gets the opportunity to show off his impressive rage function—roughing the kicker, and then the personal foul—if the VT defense doesn’t allow Boise to get 23 yards on a draw to make the punt a 4th and 1. A splendid flop from the punter and some poor impulse control, and suddenly we’re looking at a first down, and then Boise moving steadily down the field, and then 17-0 for Boise in a stadium stuffed to its bland gills with Virginia Tech fans.
The moonshot pass by Kellen Moore and one-handed circus catch by TE Tommy Gallarda was spooky enough, but the real horror story for VT has been Boise getting pressure on Tyrod Taylor with only four down linemen rushing the quarterback. When not stuffing the run, Tyrod Taylor has had no time whatsoever to function, and 17-0 looks like twice that right now.