Huntington, WV (WWBT)- In its final tune-up before kicking off ACC play, Virginia Tech used the ground game and strong defense to get the job done.
The Hokies scored four rushing touchdowns and out-gained Marshall in total offense, 444-251, in a 30-10 victory over the Thundering Herd in Huntington Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Logan Thomas started the scoring in the first with a five yard touchdown rush, followed by a David Wilson two yard scamper, making the score 13-0 after a blocked PAT. A Marshall field goal would make it 13-3, but Josh Oglesby answered with a four yard touchdown rush in the second to up the Hokie advantage to 20-3. Cody Journell would add a 41 yard field goal and Marshall would score a touchdown to make the score 23-10 at the half.
The score would remain at that 13 point deficit until a little over a minute into the fourth quarter, when Oglesby added his second score of the game, a five yard rush to make the count 30-10 and cap off the scoring.
Virginia Tech put up 215 rushing yards on the afternoon, compared to just six by the Thundering Herd. Wilson led the charge with 132 yards on the ground, while Oglesby added 75 and the two scores. Thomas completed 22 of his 33 pass attempts for 229 yards and an interception.
The Hokies finish their non-conference slate 4-0 and kick off conference play next Saturday at home against Clemson.