Scores

Final

East Carolina 27

(2-1, 2-0 American)

Virginia Tech 49

(1-2, 1-2 home)

1:30 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 10 14 3 027
VT 7 14 14 1449

Top Performers

Passing: T. Taylor (VT) - 199 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Wilson (VT) - 12 CAR, 89 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Harris (ECU) - 10 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Virginia Tech climbs out of 10-point hole despite losing Ryan Williams

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- David Wilson ran for two touchdowns and Darren Evans added a rushing score to lead Virginia Tech to a 49-27 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Virginia Tech (1-2) rallied from a 10-0 deficit, scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half.

The Hokies won their first game of the season despite losing standout tailback Ryan Williams, a redshirt sophomore who broke Tech's single-season rushing record last season (1,655 yards). Williams injured his right hamstring with 7:24 left in the first half and did not return.

Virginia Tech trailed 27-21 in the third quarter, but they took the lead when Wilson scored on a 3-yard run with 4:34 left in the quarter. The Hokies' defense then held the Pirates (2-1) on the ensuing possession.

Wilson, a sophomore, scored on an 8-yard run with 29 seconds remaining in the quarter to give Tech a 35-27 lead.

The Hokies put the game away on East Carolina's next possession when cornerback Rashad Carmichael intercepted a Dominique Davis pass and returned it 68 yards for a touchdown.

Carmichael's second interception -- the Hokies' first two interceptions of the season -- set up Tech's final score. Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor hit Jarrett Boykin for a 69-yard touchdown with 13:22 left in the game that gave the Hokies a 49-27 lead.

Wilson rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries, while Evans finished with 91 yards on 10 carries. Taylor completed 8 of 16 for 199 yards and two touchdowns, and Boykin had 118 yards receiving.

East Carolina was led by Davis, who completed 30 of 44 for 251 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Pirates, who were looking to go 3-0 for the second time since 1999, scored on five of their first six possessions in the game, but Tech's defense held ECU to just three points and 83 total yards in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
VT
1st Downs2222
Total Yards361448
Passing251199
Rushing110249
Penalties11-1004-47
3rd Down Conversions4-144-8
4th Down Conversions3-30-0
Turnovers21
Possession32:4327:17

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis30/442515.712
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taylor8/1619912.420

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams17724.2218
Davis11343.1021
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans10919.1118
Wilson12897.4218

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris1011911.9124
Williams7375.3017
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boykin311839.3169
Williams12929.0029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUVT
FG08:21Michael Barbour 26 Yd 30
TD05:42Jonathan Williams 2 Yd Run (Michael Barbour Kick) 100
TD01:41Ryan Williams 2 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERECUVT
TD14:50Dwayne Harris 7 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis ( Kick) 177
TD12:03Dyrell Roberts 24 Yd Pass From Bruce Taylor (Chris Hazley Kick) 1714
TD05:58Darren Evans 7 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 1721
TD00:26Jonathan Williams 1 Yd Run (Michael Barbour Kick) 2421
THIRD QUARTERECUVT
FG10:43Michael Barbour 41 Yd 2721
TD04:34David Wilson 3 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 2728
TD00:29David Wilson 8 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 2735
FOURTH QUARTERECUVT
TD13:22Rashad Carmichael 68 Yd Interception Return (Chris Hazley Kick) 2742
TD10:53Jarrett Boykin 69 Yd Pass From Tyrod Taylor (Chris Hazley Kick) 2749