David Sills thinks the key to beating Virginia Tech is to ‘beat them deep a couple times’

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David Sills has faced off against Virginia Tech before, so he has some information about how the Hokies play. In an article from ESPN’s Ryan McGee on how players trade information on the teams they’ll face during bowl season on the awards circuit, Sills gave a scouting report on the Hokies to James Washington and Mason Rudolph.

“They keep plays in the front of them, so you’ve got to figure out how to get behind them deep at least a couple of times. But guess what? That’s what James (Washington) and Mason (Rudolph) do best. I think they got excited when I told them that,” said Sills.

If Virginia Tech thinks that James Washington won’t beat them over the top at least once, they’ve got another thing coming. They can plan for it all they want but he’s on nearly every All-American ballot for a reason. That’s the thing about Oklahoma State that’s so hard to defend.

If you sell out to not let them beat you over the top, they’ll just beat you underneath. Your best bet is to play them square and hope your pass rush can get to Rudolph in time. Playing your corners and safeties off against Oklahoma State is like asking to be killed by a million paper cuts as opposed to one swing of a broadsword.

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