Scores

Final

William & Mary 9

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Virginia Tech 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNews

4:00 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
W&M 3 3 3 09
VT 7 10 10 734

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brewer (VT) - 251 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. McKenzie (VT) - 9 CAR, 106 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Hodges (VT) - 6 REC, 38 YDS, 1 TD

Virginia Tech beats William & Mary 34-9

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William & Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.

Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.

Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four of five spanning the first and second halves.

Shai McKenzie led Tech with 106 yards in his debut, and the Hokies rushed for 222 yards.

William & Mary finished with just 193 yards of total offense.

Virginia Tech's staff promised to unveil some young playmakers into an offense that was inconsistent a year ago, and the young players delivered. Freshmen scored all but six of the Hokies' points.

Midway through the second quarter, the Hokies' Chase Williams sacked Steve Cluley, forcing him to fumble. Derek Di Nardo got the ball for the Hokies and ran 45 yards to the Tribe 2. Virginia Tech later converted when Brewer found Hodges for the 8-yard score, giving the Hokies a 14-6 lead.

Joey Slye added a 20-yard field goal toward the end of the first half to give the Hokies a 17-6 lead at halftime, and then Slye's 27-yarder capped a 74-yard drive to open the second half, giving the Hokies a 20-6 lead.

William & Mary cut it to 20-9 on John Carpenter's field goal, but the Tribe started to wear down toward the end of the third quarter. On the Hokies final possession of the third, they went 80 yards on just four plays, scoring when McKenzie got in on a 39-yard run to give Virginia Tech a 27-9 lead.

Carpenter provided all the scoring for the Tribe. He hit field goals of 36, 29 and 44 yards.

William & Mary finished with just 193 yards of total offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
W&M
VT
1st Downs1224
Total Yards193488
Passing117266
Rushing76222
Penalties4-2610-75
3rd Down Conversions1-128-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession27:0632:38

Passing Leaders

William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Steve Cluley8/211085.100
Christian Brumbaugh1/294.500
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Michael Brewer23/302518.421
Mark Leal1/11515.000

Rushing Leaders

William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mikal Abdul-Saboor10858.5040
Kendell Anderson3206.709
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shai McKenzie910611.8139
Marshawn Williams12413.4010

Receiving Leaders

William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tre McBride46215.5043
Sean Ballard11919.0019
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Willie Byrn34916.3026
Isaiah Ford44310.8120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERW&MVT
TD7:36Isaiah Ford 13 Yd pass from Michael Brewer (Joey Slye Kick)Watch Highlight 07
FG4:00John Carpenter 36 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 37
SECOND QUARTERW&MVT
FG14:50John Carpenter 29 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 67
TD5:40Bucky Hodges 8 Yd pass from Michael Brewer (Joey Slye Kick)Watch Highlight 614
FG0:38Joey Slye 20 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 617
THIRD QUARTERW&MVT
FG7:59Joey Slye 27 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 620
FG4:18John Carpenter 44 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 920
TD2:47Shai McKenzie 39 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick)Watch Highlight 927
FOURTH QUARTERW&MVT
TD13:40J.C. Coleman 2 Yd Run (Joey Slye Kick)Watch Highlight 934