It will take some major work for Virginia Tech to salvage its season after a 30-12 rout at the the hands of Miami. And there's only three games left to do it. Staff writer Doug Bowman is on vacation, so publisher Jason Stamm, who was at Sun Life Stadium last night, goes over some big performers from the game.
It's tough to put Thomas on this list after he threw two big interceptions and fumbled the exchange from center at the one-yard line in the third quarter.
Thomas did rush for a career-high 124 yards, only the second time this season a Virginia Tech rusher has eclipsed the century mark. But no one will talk about that accomplishment. They will talk about his refusal to speak with the media after the game.
A surprise to some with how many carries he got, Gregory wasn't spectacular, but kept the chains moving. He carried the ball 10 times for 50 yards, but he rushed for three first downs.
Like Thomas and Exum, it's tough to give him a lot of praise because of his mistakes, the key one being a second quarter fumble that junior guard David Wang recovered. He didn't get another carry in the first half, but makes this list in part because he shook it off, with 39 of his 50 yards coming in the second half.