Virginia Tech took a 16-6 lead into halftime, sat on the football for much of the second half, and beat UVA 16-6 on Saturday night in Scott Stadium. The Hokies finished the regular season 8-4, while UVA dropped to 2-10.
Duke beat UNC on Saturday afternoon, and that game prevented the Hokies from playing for the ACC Championship. However, they still beat UVA for the 10th consecutive season.
Both teams made field goals on their first two drives of the game, and later the Hokies added a third field goal to make the score 9-6 with 2:32 left in the second quarter.
However, the Hokies put the game away late in the first half. Facing third and 10 from the UVA 26, Logan Thomas hit his checkdown – Trey Edmunds – and Edmunds broke a tackle and raced to the endzone for a touchdown that eventually proved to be the game winner with 21 seconds left on the clock in the first half.
Edmunds, a r-freshman tailback, played a great game for Virginia Tech. He had 11 carries for 93 yards on the ground, as well as that catch for 26 yards and a touchdown. He’s played good football for the second half of the season. Unfortunately, he broke his leg in the second half, and he’ll miss the next 4-5 monts. He’s expected to have surgery on Sunday.
Virginia Tech outgained UVA 364-285. They had 253 yards at halftime, but spent the fourth quarter sitting on the football to protect their 10-point lead against a UVA team that put in their backup quarterback. David Watford played one of his better games this season, but he was still benched in the fourth quarter. Greyson Lambert did not do so well…
Watford: 13-of-23, 122 yard, 0 TD, 0 INT, 7 carries 37 yards
Lambert: 4-of-16, 54 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 3 carries, -33 yards, 3 sacks
Bud Foster turned up the heat when Lambert entered the game, and though the Hoos didn’t stand much of a chance with Watford in, they stood even less of a chance with Lambert. Kendall Fuller broke up four passes, and he also intercepted Lambert once.
Though we didn’t know it at the time, the entrance of Greyson Lambert into the game meant that UVA had no chance of completing the comeback.
Thanks to Duke’s win over UNC, the Hokies will now sit home and await their bowl fate, though as of yesterday most signs had them going to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX.