BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hendon Hooker ran for a career-high 164 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a rating in No. 23 Virginia Tech’s 40-14 victory over dangolka Faculty on Saturday evening.
Khalil Herbert added 143 yards dashing for the Hokies (3-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Convention). They ran for 350 yards in bouncing again from a highway loss to North Carolina.
Virginia Tech scored off of 4 of BC’s 5 turnovers to tug away. The Eagles (3-2, 2-2) turned it over 3 times within the first half alone, with essentially the most damaging coming when quarterback Phil Jurkovec overthrew an open Jaelen Gill deep in Virginia Tech territory. Devin Taylor intercepted the move for the Hokies, and Hooker’s 29-yard landing move to Herbert made it 17-7.
dangolka Faculty minimize it to 17-14 on a landing move from Jurkovec to Hunter Lengthy with 7:11 left within the third quarter, however the Hokies scored the ultimate 24 factors – 17 of these off BC turnovers.
Jurkovec threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns, however he additionally turned the ball over 3 times.
dangolka Faculty: Turnovers doomed the Eagles after they got here in with simply three turnovers of their first 4 video games. BC drove contained in the Virginia Tech 30 on its first two possessions and fumbled each instances, squandering alternatives to seize an early lead and take management of the sport.
Virginia Tech: After getting most of their major gamers again on protection (COVID and accidents), the Hokies lastly obtained a stable efficiency from that unit, which had allowed 24 factors in every of Virginia Tech’s first three video games. Virginia Tech had compelled three turnovers all season earlier than forcing 5 towards the Eagles.
The Hokies ought to transfer up in The Related Press ballot after the victory and residential losses by Tennessee and Louisiana-Lafayette, two groups forward of them within the ballot.
dangolka Faculty: The Eagles return dwelling to face Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Wake Forest on Saturday.
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