September 01, 2007

Virginia Tech Wins, 17-7

BLACKSBURG, Va. - It wasn't pretty, but it'll do.

The Hokies limit East Carolina to 119 yards in the air, Sean Glennon throws for 245 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech battles through an emotional home opener, taking a 17-7 win over the visiting East Carolina Pirates.

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - With 2:31 left in the game, the Hokie Nation can finally breath a sigh of relief.

Patrick Pinkney's pass on fourth down goes incomplete, Virginia Tech takes over at its own 36, and with a 10-point lead, it's time for Virginia Tech to run out the clock.

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More Important Than It Seems

BLACKSBURG, Va. - One of the most important drives of the day for Virginia Tech just ended with a 25-yard punt by Brent Bowden from the 34-yard line.

It may not have put points on the board, but East Carolina's gameplan is history.

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A Little Bit More Like It

BLACKSBURG, Va. - It took 46 minutes and 53 seconds, ladies and gentlemen, but Virginia Tech has its first offensive touchdown of the 2007 season. A 21-yard pass from Sean Glennon to tight end Sam Wheeler and a successful point after by Jud Dunlevy, and it's 17-7 Hokies.

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Fifteen Minutes Of Game

BLACKSBURG, Va. - As the Lane Stadium crowd does the "Hokie Pokey" at the end of the third quarter, it's still a 10-7 game.

Do I spot some white knuckles on those hands that are going in and out and being shaken all about?

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More Of The Same

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Halftime adjustments? What halftime adjustments?

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The Sights Of Saturday Morning

While we have a moment or two, here's a little bit of a look at what pregame looks like in Blacksburg.

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Halftime In Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. - We've got a ballgame on our hands, ladies and gentlemen.

As the ECU Marching Pirates serenade us with "Good Golly, Miss Molly," there are probably more than a few folks saying, "Good Golly" at the game Virginia Tech finds itself in. The Hokies lead 10-7 at halftime, with the only offensive touchdown belonging to the Pirates.

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Mucho Macho

They've gone and done it now. Brett Clay throws an interception to Victor "Macho" Harris, Harris runs it back from the 17, and dives into the end zone to make it 9-7 Tech, 10-7 after a Jud Dunlevy PAT.

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Pirates Power Through

BLACKSBURG, Va. - East Carolina leads, 7-3, as Chris Johnson finds the end zone on a two-yard plunge 37 seconds into the second quarter.

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Close So Far

BLACKSBURG, Va. - One quarter is in the books, and Virginia Tech leads, 3-0. The Pirates are driving, though, at the Virginia Tech 14-yard line as the second quarter begins.

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One For One

BLACKSBURG, Va. - It's 3-0 Hokies on the first career attempt by senior kicker Jud Dunleavy, capping a 14-play drive by the Hokies that lasted about six minutes.

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Well Grounded

With a first-time starter under center against the pick-happy Hokie defense, it would appear that Skip Holtz is looking to limit the opportunities to Virginia Tech to add to its best-in-the-nation interception total since 2000.1

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The Bird Is Back

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Good morning from Lane Stadium. In half an hour's time on Worsham Field, the No. 9 Virginia Tech Hokies open their season against the Pirates of East Carolina University.

And yes, it is a football game that's being played here today.

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