Orlando, FL - The Hokies went through their final full practice Wednesday afternoon for Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl game against Rutgers. Thursday morning they will have their final walk through leading into Friday night's kickoff.
"I think so far our attention to detail has been good. And I think we have separated when it is time to work and when it is time to enjoy Disney World," said Hokies Head Coach Frank Beamer.
The Hokies want to make sure Rutgers doesn't beat them with the passing game.
"I feel like that is what their strong point is their receivers and skill guys. So we just have to do a good job of shutting those guys down," said Hokies Senior Linebacker Bruce Taylor.
"Coach Foster obviously loves to blitz. When you can get pressure on quarterbacks they become very average, I don't care if they're Peyton Manning or Tom Brady if you get pressure on them they are not going to be as good," Hokies Linebacker Jack Tyler.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is mostly concerned about Logan Thomas, saying Logan's ability to run the ball will have an effect on the game.
"If we are going to play good defense it is going to start with minimizing his effect on the running game and for us I think that leads to good pass defense and it leads to turnovers," said Rutgers Head Coach Kyle Flood.
Early Wednesday, Rutgers and Tech players got a chance to have some fun with kids facing life threatening illnesses. And for a lot of the players, bringing joy to the kids was more fun than Disney or Universal. It feels good to give back.
"I think getting out here with the kids is really heart warming has meant the most for me," said Hokies Tight End Zack McCray.
"It's definitely a good opportunity for me to give back and our team to give back to these guys let them know they aren't fighting alone," said Hokies Cornerback Antone Exum.
"It's good to show that we care and show that there's life outside of football," said Hokies Quarterback Logan Thomas.
Logan said the Hokies have enjoyed the total bowl experience this week.
The coaches address the media one final time Thursday morning.