Record: 5-1, 1-1 ACC
The Hokies started the season exactly like they were expected to -- with a 4-0 record against unheralded nonconference opponents.
It was hardly a breeze, though.
A closer look beyond the scores would show hints of offensive struggles leading up to the ACC opener against Clemson. Quarterback Logan Thomas conceded even he was surprised he only threw for 91 yards against the East Carolina defense. With 12 penalties and two turnovers, the Hokies were fortunate to escape ECU with a 17-10 road win in what would be their toughest nonconference game of the season.
That schedule did nothing, though, to prepare the Hokies for what they would face against a ranked, undefeated Clemson team in their first ACC game of
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