Sunday, September 13, 2009

EARLY GAMES

#14 VIRGINIA TECH 52, Marshall 10 – Ryan Williams ran for 164 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns. Fellow freshman David Wilson, performing mostly mop-up duty in the second half, actually outdid Williams by a yard, gaining 165 on 12 attempts.

Virginia Tech (1-1) managed only 155 total yards a week ago, but that tally was topped before the end of the first quarter against the Thundering Herd (1-1).

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor took a bit longer to find some rhythm. He started 0 for 4 with an interception in the end zone, but began to use his scrambling ability to find receivers open downfield. He certainly has an arm: He threw off his back foot and back across the field to hit Dyrell Roberts in the end zone for a 21-yard score late in the first half.

The game was over at halftime.

WAKE FOREST 24, Stanford 17 – Riley Skinner scored on a 1-yard keeper with 2 seconds remaining and Wake Forest rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Stanford 24-17 on Saturday.

Skinner finished 18 of 26 for 187 yards with a touchdown pass for the Demon Deacons (1-1). His 44-yard pass to third-stringer Lovell Jackson with less than a minute left set up his winning score.

DUKE 35, Army 19 – Sean Renfree replaced starter Thaddeus Lewis and completed 5 of 16 passes for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

Lewis completed his 50th career TD pass, becoming the 14th ACC quarterback to reach that milestone, to bring the Blue Devils to within 10-7 with 5:52 remaining in the first half. Duke (1-1) sealed the deal with two late interceptions.

BOSTON COLLEGE 34, Kent State 7 – Boston College (2-0) quarterbacks Justin Tuggle and Dave Shinskie (#15) each threw a first-quarter touchdown to lead the Eagles to a 34-7 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Tuggle and Shinskie rotated at quarterback in their audition for the starting job. Tuggle finished 6 of 12 for 150 yards. Shinskie was 9-for-16 for 73 yards with one interception.

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