Why Virginia Tech can upset OSU

If this game turns into a shootout, the Hokies have the advantage

Originally Published: September 2, 2014
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Frank BeamerChris Graythen/Getty ImagesFrank Beamer has a dominant and experienced receiver corps at his disposal.

The Ohio State Buckeyes' national title hopes took a hit when Braxton Miller was lost for the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder. However, those aspirations were bolstered by a schedule that has them playing four straight games against unranked foes before their first Big Ten game at Maryland on Oct. 4.

The trouble with that mindset is the Buckeyes would do well not to look that far ahead. The Virginia Tech Hokies may be traveling to Columbus this week with only a few power ranking votes to their credit, but there are many factors pointing toward coach Frank Beamer's club being able to pull off a double-digit upset this weekend.