Scores

Final

Furman 7

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Virginia Tech 24

(1-1, 1-0 home)

1:30 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 0 0 0 77
VT 0 3 21 024

Top Performers

Passing: J. Sorrells (FUR) - 213 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Taylor (VT) - 14 CAR, 112 YDS

Receiving: A. Mims (FUR) - 7 REC, 61 YDS

QB tandem works as Va. Tech takes down Furman

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Kenny Lewis Jr. caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score, and Virginia Tech went back to its two-quarterback system in a 24-7 victory against Furman on Saturday.

Darren Evans scored the third touchdown on a 3-yard run as the Hokies (1-1) made good on their plan to get their running game going. They accumulated 261 yards on the ground, including 112 by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, against the overmatched and outclassed Paladins (1-1).

Chris Truss caught a 17-yard pass from Jordan Sorrells with 6:02 left in the game for Furman's only score.

Taylor and Sean Glennon divided the quarterback duties as the Hokies reverted to the tandem system they used last season. Coach Frank Beamer changed his mind and decided not to redshirt from the more mobile Taylor after the Hokies lost their season opener to East Carolina.

Lewis' first touchdown came with 8:41 left in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass from Glennon. The 64-yard drive was highlighted by a 50-yard Taylor run.

The Hokies got possession right back on Furman's 31 when free safety Kam Chancellor recovered a fumble, and Lewis scored on a 23-yard run to make the score 17-0.

The only score of the first half was Virginia Tech's 22-yard field goal by Dustin Keys with 29 seconds left.

While Virginia Tech had success on the ground, the Hokies had only 68 yards in the air -- Glennon had 42.

Sorrells threw for 213 yards.

This was the first meeting of the two teams in more than 60 years, when both were in the Southern Conference. Virginia Tech is now in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
VT
1st Downs1314
Total Yards247329
Passing21368
Rushing34261
Penalties5-329-60
3rd Down Conversions4-136-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers21
Possession27:0033:00

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorrells21/372135.811
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glennon3/8425.311

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown10202.0011
Kendall2136.5011
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor141128.0050
Evans11726.5119

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mims7618.7030
Brown44912.3018
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis Jr.33612.0119
Roberts22412.0013

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERFURVT
FG00:29Dustin Keys 22 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERFURVT
TD08:41Kenny Lewis Jr. 10 Yd Pass From Sean Glennon (Dustin Keys Kick) 010
TD07:16Kenny Lewis Jr. 23 Yd Run (Dustin Keys Kick) 017
TD06:12Darren Evans 3 Yd Run (Dustin Keys Kick) 024
FOURTH QUARTERFURVT
TD06:02Chris Truss 17 Yd Pass From Jordan Sorrells (Matthew Cesari Kick) 724