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2016 Schedule
3-1, 1st in ACC - Coastal
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Phil Steele's College football Week 5 bets (0:56)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson AD Dan Radakovich on the ACC's rise the past few seasons: "If there's three teams in that one tier, there's a couple that are really knocking on the door. Certainly Miami and North Carolina are having outstanding years, as is Virginia Tech. ... We had to ramp up the football piece of it. It was discussed, it was, 'How are we going to do this? Let's continue to challenge ourselves with an out-of-conference schedule that's been really, really good. And once you're in that, you've gotta win those games. That's when a little bit of the credibility will come forward.' We've remained in the conversation, which is I think the most important piece."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans has been overshadowed in the ACC behind bigger name players, but there's no denying he has played exceptionally well over the last two weeks. That includes a 55-yard touchdown run against East Carolina, where he broke five tackles. "I certainly didn't anticipate the type of run that he had," Fuente said. "I'm not sure we'll get many of those duplicated." Still, Evans brings a different dynamic to the offense that Fuente felt he'd be able to bring as the starter.

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Why doesn't Evans get more love?

While 3-1 Virginia Tech is a playoff longshot, QB Jerod Evans might be deserving of more hype. He's the only FBS QB with more than 13 touchdowns and one or fewer interceptions Eliminator

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans is the only QB in the country w/13+ touchdown passes and no more than one interception. In the last decade, only 12 other QBs have done that in the first 4 games of a season. That list includes 2 Heisman winners, 3 first round draft picks, 7 QBs who have started in the NFL and 9 who have played in the NFL (while one, Kenny Hill, is still playing college ball).

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC ends the day with a perfect 8-0 record in nonconference games, including the most nonconference road wins in any week in league history (five). A top 5 showdown awaits next week between Louisville and Clemson -- yet another huge spotlight ready to shine on the league.

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.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty awesome moment in the game between East Carolina and Virginia Tech. Greg Stroman returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown while wearing No. 25, given to one special teams player every week in honor of former coach Frank Beamer.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.550th
Rushing Yards195.552nd
Points For40.330th
Points Against18.8Tied-26th

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