Journell is a fifth-year senior who was named honorable mention All-America by SI.com a year ago. He made 20 of 25 field goals last year, hitting three game-winners.
"I think his plant foot got him in trouble a little bit," Beamer said. "He hoodwinked one and all of a sudden, he got worried about that and he pushed the next one right, so then it got going back and forth.
"I think every golfer knows, you hit a big ol' hook, and now you try to hook it, and so you're slicing it, you don't get your clubface closed. He got into that a little bit."
And finally, Beamer muffed the latest round of conference realignment. He can be excused, perhaps, for Tech escaped the former Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004.
The Hokies are playing Conference USA schools in consecutive weeks for the first time ever.
"I think, probably, East Carolina, Marshall, probably along with Central Florida are the best teams in Conference USA," he said. "And Central went up and beat Penn State last weekend."
UCF has moved on, so give Beamer two out of three.
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