Brian Johnson

Slye's struggles make for odd mix with pursuit of Hokies' kicking records

Slye's struggles make for odd mix with pursuit of Hokies' kicking records

Standing on the field a little over two weeks ago in muggy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium after Virginia Tech’s resounding 64-17 victory against East Carolina, Joey Slye felt like the clouds were finally lifting.

Now, it’s not so clear again. He’s in the unique position of being in the midst of establishing and pursuing a few prominent Tech career records, while enduring his most inconsistent season thus far.

A four-year starter for No. 16 Tech, which travels Saturday to play Boston College (2-3, 0-2 ACC), Slye needs just seven points to pass Shayne Graham (371 career points) for the Hokies’ all-time scoring leader. At the same time, Slye has made only 8 of 14 field goal attempts...

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