Virginia Tech's top playmakers quiet

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- I just had to ask Virginia Tech officials if Ryan Williams is hurt.

After all, he only carried the ball three times in the third quarter. You'd think he was doubled over on the sideline somewhere.

He's fine.

Virginia Tech's offense, however, is not.

Without Tyrod Taylor running the ball, and without Williams even getting a fighting chance, this offense goes nowhere. It's that simple. And that's exactly where it's gone in this game.