Notre Dame Football: Five Problematic Virginia Tech Players

<> on September 22, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia.
<> on September 22, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. /
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DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Ryan Willis #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies drops back to pass against the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. Virginia Tech won 31-14. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Ryan Willis, Quarterback

All eyes will be on Ryan Willis as he makes his second career start for the Hokies when the Irish come to town. Willis won the back-up job behind now injured Josh Jackson. He sat out the 2017 season due to his transfer status from Kansas, a place where he was 0-10 as a starter.

But don’t let this fool you; he played very well against Duke and stopped the bleeding by securing a win for a Hokie team that could have started reeling after the Old Dominion loss.

Willis was 17 of 27 and threw for 332 yards all while accounting for three touchdowns. He averaged over a first down per attempt, averaging 12.3 yards per pass play. Look for Willis to be as confident as he has ever been as a starter coming off the Duke game. He will try to put the ball in the hands of his talented receivers who have the ability to make big plays.