Richmond Times-Dispatch

Coming up short


Here’s a breakdown of Virginia Tech’s third-down attempts in short-yardage situations on Saturday in a 47-14 loss to Pitt.


Overall: 0-3 on third down; 0-1 on down

Third-and-2: Hendon Hooker pass to Khalil Hebert ( 1 yard)

Third-and-6: Hooker rush ( 3 yards)

Fourth-and-3: Hooker rush (2 yards)

Third-and-1: Quincy Patterson rush (no gain)


Overall: 2- 4 on third down

Third-and-1: Jalen Holston rush (4 yards)*

Third-and-26: Patterson rush ( 1 yards)

Third-and-5: Hooker pass to Tayvion Robinson ( 19 yards)*

Third-and-6: Hooker pass to Kaleb Smith ( 5 yards)


Overall: 0- 2 on third down; 0-1 on fourth

Third- and- goal at 1-yard line:

Hooker incomplete pass

Fourth- and- goal at 1-yard line:

Hooker rush (no gain)

Third-and-12: Hooker incomplete pass


Overall: 1- 2 on third down; 0-1 on fourth

Third-and-8: Hooker rush ( 15 yards)*

Third-and-5: Hooker rush ( 1 yard)

Fourth-and-4: Hooker rush ( 3 yards) *Converted for first downs

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