Monday, September 26, 2011
Hokies' Cruise Past Marshall 30-10
Virginia Tech knocked off Marshall Saturday 30-10 in Tech's first trip to Huntington, W.Va. in 71 years.
The Hokies improved to 4-0 on the season and finished their non-conference slate with a powerful rushing attack.
David Wilson had 132 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries and Josh Oglesby had 12 carries for 75 yards and two scores. Quarterback Logan Thomas also had a short scoring run.
Through the air, Thomas completed 22 of 33 passes for 229 yards and an interception in a subdued, but fairly even performance.
Senior wide receiver Danny Coale had a lot to do with those numbers, hauling in 7 catches for 107 yards. Coale also punted twice for the first time in his college career, relieving Scott Demler who has had some struggles so far this season.
Coale almost won the job coming out of fall camp and will be in open competition for punting duties again this week.
The Tech defense was stifling once again, holding Marshall to just 6 yards rushing. The Hokies rank second in the nation in rushing defense allowing just 43 ypg thus far.
The Hokies now begin conference play with a big home tilt against the red hot Clemson Tigers.
Clemson enters the game 4-0 coming off wins over defending national champions Auburn and Florida State.
Tech has won the last five meetings with Clemson, though the Hokies are just 2-5 against the Tigers all-time in Lane Stadium.
The top-15 match up will be televised starting at 6 PM next Saturday on ESPN2.