One of the more high-profile matchups in Week 1 turned out to be a bit of a laugher, as No. 20 Virginia Tech cruised to a 24-3 win over No. 19 Florida State. It wasn’t an ideal start to the Willie Taggart era in Tallahassee.

After the game ended, that’s when things got interesting.

Wednesday, during the ACC coaches teleconference, Taggart accused Virginia Tech’s defensive players of faking injuries throughout the game in order to slow down Florida State’s tempo and throw of the offensive rhythm.

“It happened too often so it’s not hard to,” Taggart said, according to Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “It happened too often.”

That’s not a very good look for a new head coach, especially after a blowout loss to a conference opponent.

Later in the ACC coaches teleconference, Hokies head coach Justin Fuente was asked whether or not his players were faking injuries. But his response wasn’t as direct as you might think.

“I don’t know if it’s a problem or not. I know this: Going into the game, we were severely concerned about our ability to handle the humidity and the weather, just coming from our climate down there,” Fuente said. “We certainly had some issues with it throughout the game. At halftime numerous guys were in there getting IVs and getting treatment so they could finish out the game.”

Whether or not it was part of Virginia Tech’s strategy, we’ll probably never really know. But was it the difference in a three-touchdown game?

Taggart might just be searching for some sort of answer that will keep Seminole fans off his back after an embarrassing opener.