Brewer didn't get a ton of PT at TT.. he was in line to start there prior to injuring his back. He was a 4 time Texas state champ in football.. all of that aside, he looked extremely poised and efficient in game 1.
The UCLA game... it was a cluster f from get go - things went from bad to worse when Logan Thomas got knocked out early on in the game.. backup QB came in and threw a couple picks and it snowballed. Their QB had a big game, mainly running the ball... those types of games are few and far between against Foster's D.
Anyway... people are really sleeping on the VT offense. What VT put on the field last year is really not even close to what's out there this year.. I guess that's what fans/media are going on. VT's two TE's are going to have huge years, and I would expect them to be a big factor in the game Saturday night... Hodges especially can cause some serious mismatch issues.