BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech takes a 1-1 record on the road to Easter Carolina Saturday. Kickoff is at noon and the game is on the new FoxSports1.
ECU is 2-0 and averaging 41 points a game. Their quarterback Shane Carden has thrown 7 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and has completed 79 percent of his passes.
TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM FRANK BEAMER
-He had nothing but praise for the Pirates and said the offense is full-go all the time.
-Tech will use two scout teams this week to prepare for the speed in which ECU runs its offense.
-Justin Hardy is ECU's best wide receiver. He had 20 catches and 227 yards in two games. In a comparison, Tech's leading wide receiver is Josh Stanford. He had 5 catches in two games.
-Tech used four tailbacks last Saturday. He said they'll be working on the RB rotation this week. Based on prior comments it appears Trey Edmunds and J.C. Coleman will be the ones that get the most carries.
TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM SENIOR LB JACK TYLER
-Following two good defensive games against Alabama and Western Carolina, Tech's defense cannot let up. He brought up the fact that they played well last year in game one against Georgia Tech and game two against Austin Peay but then got crushed at Pittsburgh.
-He said "this is ECU's Super Bowl" in describing the Pirates game against Tech.
TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM FRESHMAN DB BRANDON FACYSON
-Detrick Bonner got a ‘pick 6' INT return for a TD last week and Facyson said that has just made other defensive backs more hungry to do the same.
-Defensive tackle Corey Marshall has rejoined the team after taking a personal leave.
-Tailback J.C. Coleman said he tweaked his ankle against Western Carolina but should be ready to go Saturday.
-Ten Virginia Tech players caught passes against Western Carolina
-QB Logan Thomas needs 8 pass completions to pass Tyrod Taylor (495) as the all-time leader in completions at Tech