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Hokies stomp over Pirates

The No. 9 Virginia Tech Hokies turned an interception into a touchdown and shut down the East Carolina Pirates' offense in a 17-7 opening day victory on Saturday.

Virginia Tech failed to cover the huge 28-point spread at home, and the combined 24 points were well UNDER the posted total of 42.

Sam Wheeler caught seven passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the win for Virginia Tech. Sean Glennon was good on 22-of-33 pass attempts for 247 yards.

Chris Johnson caught the only TD in a losing effort for the Pirates.