Taking over at the Bruins' 20, Trayveon Williams handled the entire load, needing three runs to push the lead to 17-3 with four minutes still remaining in the first quarter.
WVU outgained Virginia Tech, 592-469, but the Mountaineers committed the game's only turnover and were penalized to the tune of 81 yards compared to Virginia Tech's 34.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson threw for 236 yards and a touchdown for the Hokies, while rushing for 101 and a score. "We had a chance to win all the way until the end".
Will Grier may be a college quarterback, but he's well ahead of the game when it comes to his family life.
The Aggies will receive to open the second half.
The seven-point advantage was short lived due to another big play in the WVU passing game. He spearheaded the game-tying drive with long passes to Ka'Raun White and Gary Jennings before another scoring strike to Sills.
Jennings caught a career-high 13 passes for 189 yards, also a career-best.
The redshirt freshman amassed 336 yards of total offense and accounted for two touchdowns to spark a second-half offensive surge in the opener for both teams. It seems as if Grier is still shaking off the rust and he's trying to force things.
10 - Either Virginia Tech or West Virginia has been nationally ranked the last TEN times these two programs have met dating back to November 23, 1996.
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"This was a fantastic win", Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds said with a huge grin.
The Hokies responded, finding the end zone for the first time in 2017 when Jackson scored on a 5-yard run, his sixth carry of the first half, to make it 10-10. "You may not see it in game one or game two, but hopefully you'll see it in game five or game six". "Everything that we thought he was he is".
Grier overcame some early struggles to orchestrate an impressive touchdown drive in the second quarter. His 60-yard catch and run tied the game at 24 early in the fourth quarter.
Before Slye's field goal, the Hokies had a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line but squandered the prime scoring opportunity with a negative-yardage run and a false start on consecutive plays.
A field goal on Virginia Tech's second drive was made possible by a fourth down conversion by Josh Jackson. Phillips was stellar with seven receptions for 138 yards, but the rest of the Hokies' receivers produced nearly nothing, and the running back by committee was only marginally effective. The Hokies defense was No. 3 in third-down stops past year and 20th in 2015.
WEST VIRGINIA (2016: 10-3 SU, 5-8 ATS, 5-8 O/U): Holgorsen told reporters he likes where his team is, and the seventh-year coach must be especially pleased with the Mountaineers' depth at running back as sophomores Kennedy McKoy and Martell Pettaway also will play big roles. WVU kept the ball mostly on the ground for the remainder of the 10-play drive, but used Grier's arm in key spots. David Sills added nine receptions for 94 yards and had two receiving touchdowns, and National Football League receiver Kevin White's younger brother, senior Ka'Raun White, had four receptions for 74 yards for WVU. "Two touchdowns is great but I think there was a couple plays out there that I could've made that could've changed the outcome of the game".
The Hokies' three-point halftime lead didn't last long.
After the Mountaineers tied the game on a field goal by Mike Molina that bounced off the goal post, the Hokies immediately regained the lead.
Virginia Tech was aided much of the game by having better field position.
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