Hokies deliver 32nd shutout of Bud Foster's career versus Delaware
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) - It wasn't always pretty, but the Hokies got the job done against the Delaware Blue Hens at Lane Stadium on Saturday.
While Virginia Tech's offense struggled at times, only producing 303 yards on the day, Josh Jackson did fire two touchdown s,including a 28 yard strike to Cam Phillips in the 4th quarter.
The real story - the lunch pail defense, which dominated the line of scrimmage, recording 4 sacks, and stopping two Delaware drives in the red zone to preserve the 27-0 shutout win. The shutout is the 32nd of defensive coordinator Bud Foster's career in Blacksburg.
After the game, Foster praised his players' efforts, saying "It's hard to do that nowadays, and I think Delaware has an outstanding football program. My hats off to our kids, they played extremely hard. In the game last week, the offense picked us up. Defensively (this week), we picked them up. That's part of being a team."
Redshirt junior defensive tackle Ricky Walker told reporters he was especially proud of his teammates stopping the Hens twice inside the 20 yard line, saying "That's a momentum thing, and that's a pride thing for defense. Whenever they get into the red zone, we don't want them to score. For us as a defense, whenever we get a shutout, that's big. And as coach (Foster) said, that's hard to do nowadays. Whenever they get into the red zone, we take that very personally."