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Virginia Tech pounded Duke in the trenches, overcame a 20 point deficit, and ran the Blue Devils out of Blacksburg 41-20 on Saturday afternoon. The Hokies improved to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC with the win, while Duke dropped to 5-2 and 2-1.


This was a scary game in the first quarter for Tech. Duke hit a deep ball for a touchdown on their first possession, followed it up with two field goals, and returned an interception for a touchdown to take a 20-0 lead just over 11 minutes into the game. With the way the Hokies had played the last two weeks, the outcome seemed inevitable. However, Tech stayed focused, hit big plays in the passing game, pounded the football in the running game, and put immense pressure on Duke quarterback Sean Renfree. After falling behind 20-0, the Hokies outscored Duke 41-0 the rest of the way. The slow start turned into the biggest comeback in Frank Beamer's career.


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