After a rough outing at Charlottesville a week ago, the defense, like the team as a whole, needed a bounce-back performance… and on Saturday, they delivered in a big way. Behind strong games from the linebackers and defensive tackles, plus a couple timely plays from the secondary, the Jackets contained the Virginia Tech offense for much of the game and held on for a narrow 28-22 win, giving the better Tech their first win over a ranked opponent this season. It was a heartening performance and, with Georgia looming in just under two weeks, one that could set the tone for a strong finish to the season.

Week 11 vs. Virginia Tech: Defense by the Numbers

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