Lane Stadium, Worsham Field, Blacksburg, VA.
Western Carolina University (Catamounts) at Virginia Tech (Hokies).
Final score: VT 45, WCU 3.
The Virginia Tech offense got off to a slow start against FCS Western Carolina Saturday, but the Hokies took control and beat the Catamounts 45-3.
After one quarter of this game, it was statistically even, and the Hokies held a 7-0 lead by virtue of a 37-yard interception return for touchdown by Detrick Bonner . At that point, each team had three first downs, and the yardage was 61-53 in favor of Virginia Tech. The Hokies only had 17 yards rushing on six carries by Trey Edmunds , and Logan Thomas was 4-of-8 passing for 44 yards and a long interception in the end zone.
But over the course of the next two quarters, the Hokies outgained WCU 297 yards to 95 yards, outscored the Catamounts 28-3, and took control of the game with a 35-3 lead after three quarters. Virginia Tech then subbed on offense and defense for most of the fourth quarter and finished WCU off.