Hokies Hoping to Avoid Complacency


BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10 SPORTS) – With a 4-1 conference record it’s clear that Virginia Tech controls its own destiny in their division. But heading into Duke this week the team is focused on another “C” word, not coastal but complacency.

“The margin for error is very small I still feel the same way that I felt before the season about our division that is there’s not a big difference between anyone”, said Coach Justin Fuente.

“I don’t think we’re done seeing interesting outcomes.”

The Hokies are using the loss to Syracuse a few weeks ago as a lesson to never underestimate your opponent. Especially the Blue Devils, a team they lost to in four overtimes at Lane Stadium last season.

Hokies defensive back Chuck Clark said, “I mean at the end of the day we just worry about this week, but I mean it’s in the back your mind but we’re just trying to worry about this week in this year’s game against them. You can’t think about that.”

Wide receiver Isaiah Ford added, “the game this week that’s the first thing that comes out is that okay we know that we had this happened before and let’s learn from it you know. Coach referenced us like the little kids touching the stove and is he going to go back and touch it again or learn his lesson the first time and we wanna be the ones who learned their lesson the first time.”

Kickoff set for 3:30pm Saturday as Tech goes for their fifth ACC win while Duke goes for its first.

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