Virginia Tech Sneaks by ECU

Greenville, NC (WWBT)- Virginia Tech erased the demons of an FCS loss to James Madison in 2010 last week with a convincing victory over Appalachian State.  Saturday saw the Hokies hit the road, with hopes of their third straight win in their series with East Carolina.

After East Carolina took an early 7-0 lead and held a 7-3 advantage at the break, Virginia Tech responded in the third quarter, when Josh Oglesby snuck inside the pylon for a touchdown, giving the Hokies a 10-7 lead.  ECU would later tie it on a field goal and the two squads would exchange turnovers.  Virginia Tech would cap off the scoring at the 7:30 mark in the fourth quarter with an Oglesby ten yard run for his second TD of the afternoon.

Logan Thomas would struggle on the afternoon, completing 8-of-20 pass attempts for 91 yards and an interception.  David Wilson would do most of the legwork for the Hokies, despite no scores, gaining 138 yards on 26 carries.

Several milestones were set in Virginia Tech's win, as Frank Beamier reached his 200th win as Virginia Tech's head coach.  Beamier took the reigns of the program in 1987 and is in his 25th year at the head of the sideline.  Meanwhile, wide receiver Jarrett Boykin became the Hokies' all-time leader in receptions.  He eclipsed the mark with his first reception of the game in the second quarter and finished the afternoon with four catches for 48 yards.

Virginia Tech returns home on Saturday when Arkansas State visits Lane Stadium.  Kickoff is set for 4:00 pm.

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