Scores

Final

UCF 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Virginia Tech 49

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, August 31, 2003

Lane Stadium, BLACKSBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 0 14 0 1428
VT 14 14 0 2149

Randall throws three TDs; Vick debuts with one

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Bryan Randall gave Marcus Vick a tension-free stage for his Virginia Tech debut, but the Hokies (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) had plenty to worry about before they got it together and beat Central Florida 49-28 Sunday. Randall directed three touchdown drives in as many tries before yielding for a second-quarter series to Michael Vick's younger brother. When Vick led the team 80 yards, it was 28-0 and looking really easy. But then the Golden Knights (0-1), using an effective mix of Ryan Schneider's passing, Alex Haynes' running and a 56-yard trick play, closed within 28-21 before two Hokies touchdowns 39 seconds apart put it away. The clinching score came with 11:32 left when Schneider threw to avoid a blitzing Vegas Robinson, and defensive tackle Jason Lallis picked it off over the middle. He then rambled 45 yards to give the Hokies a 42-21 lead. Earlier, the Hokies (1-0) looked unstoppable. Kevin Jones capped the opening drive with a 2-yard scoring run and Randall threw touchdown passes of 21 yards to Richard Johnson and 7 yards to Justin Hamilton, the first career touchdown reception for each. By the time Vick trotted onto the field to a rousing welcome from the largest crowd in Hokies history, 65,115, Randall was 12-for-14 for 169 yards. He'd thrown one pass away and Virginia Tech was leading 21-0. Vick rolled right and hit tight end Keith Willis for 14 yards on his first play, hit Ernest Wilford for 14 more on his third play and rolled right and hit Hamilton for 18 more to set up Jones' 18-yard scoring run. Vick finished 3-for-4 on the drive, overthrowing DeAngelo Hall in the end zone. Brother Mike went three-and-out on his first career series against James Madison in 1999, but the Hokies won that one 47-0. Randall finished 22-for-28 for 278 yards, adding a 29-yard scoring pass to Hall, who caught two passes for 41 yards in his first game adding spot duty as a wide receiver to his cornerback and return jobs. Hall's TD came on the Hokies' first drive after the Golden Knights made it 28-21, and was followed quickly by Lallis' interception return. Vick returned the next time the Hokies got the ball and led an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by his first career touchdown pass, a 27-yard strike to freshman David Clowney as the crowd screamed its approval. UCF's third scoring drive included a 56-yard pass from wide receiver Brandon Marshall to Darcy Johnson that went to the Hokies 14 yard-line. Schneider, who has broken or taken aim at most of Daunte Culpepper's records at UCF, was 23-for-35 for 203 yards. He hit Tavaris Capers for touchdowns of 11 and 7 yards, and Johnson for one of 11 yards. It was Schneider's 22nd consecutive game with a scoring pass.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
VT
1st Downs1636
Total Yards335532
Passing259380
Rushing76152
Penalties5-425-46
3rd Down Conversions4-1210-14
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers21
Possession22:1937:41

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Marshall1/15656.000-
Schneide...23/352035.831-
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Randall22/282789.930-
Vick7/1010210.210-

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Haynes10818.1138
Capers144.004
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones22833.8225
Humes9455.0011

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Capers9768.4224
Peterson5265.208
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilford99610.7021
Hamilton45513.8122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFVT
TD9:53KEVIN JONES 1 YD RUN (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yards.
07
TD4:29RICHARD JOHNSON 21 YD PASS FROM BRYAN RANDALL (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 62 yards.
014
SECOND QUARTERUCFVT
TD13:15JUSTIN HAMILTON 7 YD PASS FROM BRYAN RANDALL (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 76 yards.
021
TD8:52KEVIN JONES 18 YD RUN (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
028
TD6:43TAVARIS CAPERS 11 YD PASS FROM RYAN SCHNEIDER (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 67 yards.
728
TD1:25ALEX HAYNES 16 YD RUN (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yards.
1428
FOURTH QUARTERUCFVT
TD14:50TAVARIS CAPERS 7 YD PASS FROM RYAN SCHNEIDER (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 95 yards.
2128
TD12:11DEANGELO HALL 29 YD PASS FROM BRYAN RANDALL (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 67 yards.
2135
TD11:32JASON LALLIS 45 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (CARTER WARLEY KICK)2142
TD4:39DAVID CLOWNEY 27 YD PASS FROM MARCUS VICK (CARTER WARLEY KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yards.
2149
TD0:29DARCY JOHNSON 11 YD PASS FROM RYAN SCHNEIDER (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 34 yards.
2849