Scouting Virginia Tech: trouble spots for the Tigers...

Logan Thomas a threat running and passing; Hopkins brothers anchor the mddle

Jonathan Meeks pressures Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.

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Jonathan Meeks pressures Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.

Trouble Spots For The Tigers...

QB Logan Thomas: He set the school record for total offense last season and is coming off a career-best passing performance (354 yards) in his team's loss to UNC last week. At 6-6, 254, he's always a threat to run the football.

RB J.C. Coleman: He's coming off a breakout 183-yard performance against Duke.

DB Kyle Fuller: A two-year starter, he plays both the cornerback and nickel positions for Bud Foster's defense. He led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss last season, and has two interceptions this year.

PK Cody Journell: He's Frank Beamer's first scholarship placekicker since 1996, and was 14-of-17 last season, with 10 straight to end the year. He's 7-of-8 so far this season.

DTs Antoine & Derrick Hopkins: Nicknamed 'Hop' and 'Skip,' the Hopkins brothers give the Virginia Tech defense a solid, tough-to-move center.

WR Marcus Davis: At 6-4, 230, he set a program record with a 44-inch vertical jump last spring. He leads the team in reception yardage with 73.5 yards per game.

WR Corey Fuller: He had 143 receiving yards against UNC, including a 66-yard touchdown.

WR/KR Demitri Knowles: He's the ACC's top kickoff returner, and caught six passes for 83 yards last week.

DB/PR Kysheon Jarrett: He leads the conference in punt returns and is a starting defensive back, averaging 7.0 tackles per game.

LB Jack Tyler He ranks third in the ACC in tackles with 10.0 per game.

DB Antone Exum:He had two interceptions and five PBUs in the Hokies' first six games.

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