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Hokies' Defense Stays Strong In Defeat

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VA Tech limited Alabama to 206 total yards VA Tech limited Alabama to 206 total yards

Virginia Tech lost its season opener Saturday, as the Hokies fell 35-10 against top-ranked Alabama in Atlanta.  

While Tech gave up a lot of touchdowns, it wasn't the fault of the defense.  

The Crimson Tide scored 21-points off a punt return, an interception return, and a kickoff return.  

The Hokies held the #1 team in the nation to just 206 yards of total offense, including less than one hundred yards rushing.

Head coach Frank Beamer says "We played well defensively.  I thought we were after them, and tackled well against a good back, good backs.  The total offensive plays and yards, I think we got them by about six yards.  We got something to build on here."  

Virginia Tech will host Western Carolina next week in Blacksburg.

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