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2-2, 3rd in American Athletic - East

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech has scored 103 points over its last two games, serving notice that it could be a serious contender in what should be a wide open Coastal Division race. Big special teams plays contributed and so did another 100-yard day from Isaiah Ford. After a bye, the Hokies have a big division game against North Carolina.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech has struggled on offense the last several years, but coach Justin Fuente is changing all that. The Hokies have put up 40 or more points in consecutive games against FBS opponents for the first time since 2010 (four straight that season).

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Evans' incredible 55-yard TD run for VT

Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans makes a bunch of defenders miss on this 55-yard TD run. The Hokies lead East Carolina 47-14.

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Hokies QB Jerrod Evans is untouchable heading to the end zone (0:54)
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Evans avoids rush on big play for V-Tech

Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans dances around rushers before going deep down the sideline to Isaiah Ford for a 45-yard gain. The Hokies lead East Carolina 31-0 in the second quarter.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech had lost two straight to East Carolina entering Saturday, but so far the Hokies are showing the Pirates they have no plans to lose this time around. And they've done it with special teams -- a hallmark under former coach Frank Beamer. Virginia Tech has a punt return for a touchdown, a blocked field goal and blocked punt en route to a 28-0 lead.

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Hokies in control against Pirates

Virginia Tech's Isaiah Ford hauls in a 24-yard TD pass from Jerod Evans. The Hokies have lost the last two meetings against East Carolina, but they lead 21-0 in the second quarter.

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Hokies up two scores after powerful run

Hokies RB Marshawn Williams powers his way into the end zone to give Virginia Tech a 14-0 lead over East Carolina.

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Hokie rips off 87-yard punt return TD

Greg Stroman dusts East Carolina's defense for the game's first score. Stroman is wearing the No. 25 given to one special teams player every week in honor of former coach Frank Beamer, who wore the number when he played with Virginia Tech in the 1960s.

ESPN Stats & Info

Hokies favored to end woes vs. Pirates

East Carolina has won two straight in this series and six in a row against ACC foes, but ESPN's FPI gives Virginia Tech an 84 percent chance to win on Saturday in Blacksburg.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Some noteworthy passing and receiving achievements Saturday. East Carolina receiver Zay Jones caught a school-record 22 passes in a loss to South Carolina. That is one shy of the FBS record set by UNLV's Randy Gatewood in 1994 and tied by Eastern Michigan's Tyler Jones in 2008. Oklahoma State's James Washington had 296 receiving yards in a win over Pittsburgh. That's the second-most by an Oklahoma State player, four yards short of Adarius Bowman's record set in 2006 at Kansas. Someone had to pass the ball to Washington, and that someone was Mason Rudolph, whose 540 yards passing broke the Oklahoma State record of 502 set in 2011 by Brandon Weeden against Kansas State.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina WR Zay Jones finished just one catch short of the FBS record for receptions in a game (23). Jones was targeted 25 times and finished with an impressive 22 receptions for 190 yards in the Pirates' 20-15 loss to South Carolina.

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South Carolina vs. East Carolina University Postgame Breakdown final score 20-13 South Carolina (2:25)
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Muschamp happy with 'outstanding' defense (0:43)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina WR Zay Jones just hauled in his 18th reception of the day, a Pirates school record for catches in a game. He has 157 yards on those 18 catches; East Carolina trails South Carolina 20-9 in the fourth quarter.

Team Stats

Passing Yards370.08th
Rushing Yards180.763rd
Points For33.360th
Points Against19.0Tied-36th