• Game of the Week Preview: Virginia Tech at North Carolina

    Our latest Game of the Week Preview focuses on two squads - Virginia Tech and North Carolina - who overcame slow starts and setbacks and emerged as power players in the ACC.

    After a heartbreaking loss to Boise State, the Hokies returned home and lost to FCS James Madison. Since that loss, VT has reeled off seven straight wins in looking like the national power they were predicted to be in the preseason. North Carolina went through off-the-field issues that cost them some talented players in an 0-2 start, but have since won six of their last seven games.

    Can the Heels prevail and stay in the divisional race? Or will the Hokies remain undefeated in the ACC? Click Read More for the video preview of Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina.


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    Virginia Tech 34, North Carolina 27

    Player of the Game:
    Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor 14 of 21, 304 yards, 2 TD

    Leaders:

    Passing
    Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor 14 of 21, 304 yards, 2 TD
    North Carolina QB TJ Yates 19 of 21, 318 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

    Rushing
    Virginia Tech HB Ryan Williams 21 attempts, 172 yards, 1 TD
    North Carolina HB Shaun Draughn 20 attempts, 84 yards

    Receiving
    Virginia Tech WR Dyrell Roberts 4 receptions, 83 yards
    North Carolina WR Erik Highsmith 4 receptions, 97 yards, 1 TD

    Scoring Summary

    1st Quarter
    3:16 TD VT: D. Coale, 15 yard pass from T. Taylor (J. Myer kick)
    0:01 FG UNC: C. Barth, 36 yard FG

    2nd Quarter
    6:33 TD VT: R. Williams, 76 yard run (J. Myer kick)
    4:15 TD VT: D. Evans, 67 yard pass from T. Taylor (J. Myer kick)
    3:11 TD UNC: E. Highsmith, 69 yard pass from T. Yates (C. Barth kick)
    1:21 TD VT: K. Younger, 1 yard run (J. Myer kick)
    1:03 TD UNC: J. Boyd, 72 yard pass from T. Yates (C. Barth kick)

    3rd Quarter
    4:53 TD UNC: R. Houston, 2 yard run (C. Barth kick)
    2:35 FG VT: J. Myer, 50 yard FG

    4th Quarter
    4:43 FG VT: J. Myer, 51 yard FG
    1:12 FG UNC: C. Barth, 47 yard FG
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      I think Tech keeps rolling here.
    1. CLW's Avatar
      CLW -
      Hokies