Hokies trail Maryland at halftime

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Virginia Tech’s offense did not pick off where it left off last week, as the Hokies went three and out on their first drive.  The Tech defense was cheated out of a touchdown on Maryland’s first drive.  Josh Trimble forced a fumble, which Tariq Edwards returned for a touchdown.  However, the play was ruled incomplete on the field, and the replay somehow upheld the call on the field.

Tech’s second drive went much better than their first.  A 31 yard pass to Kalvin Cline keyed a touchdown drive that ended a three yard Trey Edmunds touchdown run.  With 8:47 remaining on the first quarter clock, the Hokies led 7-0.

However, Cody Journell’s suspension bit the Hokies on their next drive.  Walk-on Eric Kristensen, who was just added to the Tech roster on September 24, missed a 34 yard field goal that would have made the score 10-0.  At the end of the first quarter, the score was 7-0 Virginia Tech.

After completing his first eight passes for 89 yards, Logan Thomas missed his next seven passes.  Maryland tied the game with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter after a Will Likely punt return for a touchdown.  Despite the fast start by the Hokies, the game was tied.

Maryland ended the half by going on a 5-play, 56 yard touchdown drive that took just 35 seconds off the block.  Quarterback C.J. Brown scored on a quarteback sneak, and the Terps currently hold a 14-7 lead in Blacksburg.

Notes

Logan Thomas completed his first 8 passes for 89 yards.  His final 8 passes fell incomplete.

Maryland outgained Tech 156 to 143.

Maryland had 97 second quarter yards.  Tech had just 42.

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