You nailed it, Chark. Granted, my OC experience comes from about 500hrs of the various Madden games, but strangely, that simulation really prepares you for facing defenses just like this. When you face dudes that are putting all the guys in the box and are blitzing both the A and B gaps, you have to adjust protection. Motion a TE to the middle and let him help the line. Or squeeze your OL tighter so there is less space for blitzing LBs to penetrate. Finally, run a max protect formation with RBs flanking the QB on both sides and have them read blitz/drop and plan their actions on those reads. Bottom line, none of those adjustments were made and we never attacked the middle of the field. We got out schemed and our special teams put our D in bad places. Oh yeah, and hats off to VT for executing like champs on 3rd down. Many things went wrong for us to lose to an opponent with generally inferior talent.
It's now in the past though. Time to regroup and start thinking about getting better each week and grabbing the now illustrious B1G champ crown..