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Virginia Tech 49, Boston College 0: Justin Fuente Postgame Quotes

Virginia Tech’s coach speaks after obliterating BC

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Justin Fuente’s job was pretty easy on Saturday as his Hokies completely destroyed BC in every facet of the game en route to a 49-0 victory. Here’s what he had to say postgame, courtesy of BCEagles.com.

Opening Statement …

"I want to thank everyone that came out tonight. They were very enthusiastic and involved in the game. They helped us win today and our team and staff are very appreciative of that. We played well today against a big, physical team. We did a better job taking care of the football. We didn't eliminate all mistakes but for one week we were a more disciplined football team. We need to continue to improve in that manner to give ourselves a chance in the future. I am happy and grateful to get the win."

On how pleased he was with the defense …

"I am pretty pleased. We were getting the ball back quickly. We played good, smart football. We thought they would get big on us and run the ball so we needed to handle that and not give up big plays."

On Jerod Evans development in his offense …

"I don't know. I don't pay too much attention to the numbers. I pay more attention to the grade sheet in terms of our decisions on a play-by-play basis. Every week, he seems to approach the game with a great mindset. He is a great listener and he tries to do what we tell him."

On this week of practice compared to last week's …

"I liked this week much better. We are still figuring those things out. Just because we won this football game does not mean we can rest on our laurels. We will continue to work at it."

On his expectations that if the team eliminated the mistakes that they could execute like this …

"I think that if we eliminate mistakes and stay healthy that we will have a chance every Saturday no matter what team we play. My caution to our kids is that we need to prepare and be ready every day. It does not mean we will win every game but it is up to us to allow ourselves to have that opportunity. We gave ourselves that opportunity this week and we were able to do some good things."

On what made the running game so effective …

"I think part of it was that Boston College got tired. I felt like that it was very difficult to run the ball early in the game. It felt like as the game went on their defensive was on the field more and it just wore them down."

On the impact of familiarity with Scot Loeffler's offense …

"That was a two-way street. Scot and Bud went against each other in practice every day that he was here. That knowledge goes both ways. I don't think there was an advantage either way with familiarity. Ultimately, we did a good job on defense.

On Marshawn Williams …

"I liked him out there today. I like his demeanor in the game. He is serious but relaxed. I have enjoyed him in practice and was excited about him. He is a big, physical and intelligent kid."

On Jack Click …

"He is a great kid. He is great with kids in town and specifically my kids. He is a lot of fun to be around. He is a great worker. It shows how much he cares about this program and this team every day."

On what he saw on the targeting call …

"That is the rule. It is one of those calls that every now and again you get one of those plays that you can't really tell anything to your player. He isn't allowed to block low. I thought it was obvious that he was not trying to hit the kid in the head. It is one of those plays. There is not a lot you can be upset about. It seemed like the initial contact was with the shoulder but that is the rule. We are legislating safety out there and I understand that."