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.