It's been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Virginia Tech in many ways. When at Lane Stadium, the Hokies have been dominant with a 4-1 record and the lone loss coming on a weird day against Purdue that included a five-hour rain delay.
Meanwhile, things have not gone so well for the Hokies on the road this season.
Tech is 0-4 away from Blacksburg with their 24-17 loss at Marshall being the only game that finished within one-score. Now part of that could be written off as Tech facing two really good teams since their improvement that started in late September in top 15 teams Florida State and Louisville. You could also argue well that Rutgers is the third-best team that the Hokies have faced this season by a decent margin over teams like Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh.
However, Tech's uncompetitive 34-3 loss at #13 Louisville points to a disparity in play between Lane Stadium and road venues that isn't just an opponent quality difference.
So why are the Hokies having these issues on the road?