Josh Jackson has been getting ready since January, watching film of No. 19 Florida State's defense in preparation for Virginia Tech's opener on the road Monday night.
That's good news for the No. 20 Hokies, who may need the offense to carry the early load in Tallahassee, Florida.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Josh Jackson threw for a touchdown before the weather turned bad, and ran for another after it got really sloppy to keep No. 13 Virginia Tech on track to have its destiny in its control with what coach Justin Fuente called the "gauntlet" ahead.
BOSTON (AP) — It might have looked easy for three quarters or so.
For Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente, though, it was enough to give him indigestion.
"Where we're at as a team is, it's going to be a three-and-a-half hour stomach ache," he said after the 16th-ranked Hokies bounced back from a loss to defending national champion Clemson by beating Boston College 23-10 on Saturday night. "That's where we're at, and just how it's going to be."