The Hokies (5-2, 2-1 ACC) have struggled offensively, even with dynamic QB Tyrod Taylor. He has completed 55 of 97 passes for 585 yards, but has just one TD and three INTs. Coach Frank Beamer said Taylor's accuracy isn't a "key issue" and that everyone on offense needs to play better. Taylor is the team's leading rusher (448 yards on 81 rushes, two TDs), and FSU coach Bobby Bowden said his team's defense hasn't faced a QB who can run like him since Michael Vick in the 2000 Sugar Bowl. Said Bowden: "He'll be the biggest threat on the football field that day on either team. Just danger written all over (him)." In last year's comeback win against FSU, Taylor ran for 92 yards and a TD and hit 10 of 15 passes for 204 yards, two TDs and one INT. The Seminoles (5-1, 2-1) are No. 3 in total defense (248.0 ypg) and No. 7 against the run (79.5 ypg).
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Virginia Tech has recovered 10 fumbles, intercepted nine passes and has the nation's top turnover margin, plus-1.71. The Seminoles are 99th nationally in that category (minus-0.83).