02 Apr Marshall University: Marshall – Virginia Tech Article Activity Report
Date: Sept. 24, 2011
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Hokies Outmuscle Herd, 30-10
Brown notches seventeen tackles
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Virginia Tech’s impenetrable run defense, mixed with 4 dashing touchdowns from the Hokie backfield, proved to be the deciding element in the 30-10 victory above the Marshall Thundering Herd.
The game was the 11th meeting between the two systems and the reduction is the to start with time Marshall had ever fallen to VT on household turf. Marshall dropped to 1-three, though VT enhanced to four- with the victory.
Marshall was held to 6 dashing yards against the No. four rush defense in the nation, though VT was able to complete 215 yards on the ground. The Hokies’ defense was also able to sack Marshall’s Rakeem Cato five occasions and hold the Herd to just three of 15 on third down conversions.
On offense, the Hokies capitalized on five out of 6 pink zone chances and constrained Marshall to 1 go to inside of the 20 garden line. VT also noticed a short field all working day, finishing with an average field posture at the 37 garden line.
Cato finished seventeen for 33 with 245 passing yards and 1 touchdown to Aaron Dobson. Dobson was Cato’s favourite focus on with five receptions for 103 yards. Antavious Wilson finished with threee receptions for seventy two yards.
VT’s Logan Thomas went 22 for 33 with 229 passing yards and 1 dashing touchdown. Thomas connected with D.J. Coles for a group-leading eight receptions and sixty six yards. His 2nd favourite focus on, Danny Coale, led the Hokies in obtaining yards with 107 yards off seven receptions.
The Hokies had two other gamers score on the ground, together with Thomas. The No. 2 leading rusher in the ACC, David Wilson, mixed for 132 yards on 26 carries and 1 touchdown and was adopted by Josh Oglesby with twelve carries for 75 yards, including a forty four garden participate in to commence the third quarter, and two touchdowns.
Omar Brown led the Marshall defense with seventeen tackles, a tackle for reduction and a compelled fumble. Monterius Lovett was included in each of Virginia Tech’s turnovers after finishing with an interception and a fumble recovery.
Virginia Tech was continually in the Marshall backfield and totaled five. sacks for a reduction of 25 yards. J.R. Collins had 2.five sacks and also mixed for 2.five tackles for reduction for the Hokies. Antone Exum had the lone VT interception and finished with 3 tackles.
Virginia Tech struck to start with in the opening quarter after starting the drive at midfield. A sixteen garden catch from Danny Coale, mixed with a 28 garden run from Wilson established up the to start with points of the game as Thomas rumbled into the conclusion zone from five yards out to go up 7-.
The Hokies extended their direct late in the to start with quarter after a fifty eight garden drive was topped off with Wilson’s 3 garden touchdown run, which pushed the score to 13-. During the PAT, Marshall’s Vinny Curry blocked the attempt and the ball was picked up by Lovett, who returned the ball all the way into the opposite conclusion zone. Right after a overview from upstairs the two points ended up taken off the board simply because Lovett’s knee grazed the ground at the 15 garden line.
Marshall responded on the subsequent drive and attained its to start with points of the game after a 46 garden field target attempt sailed via the uprights, trimming Virginia Tech’s direct to 13-three.
At the commencing of the 2nd quarter, the Hokies went on the board once more next two pass connections from Thomas to Coale for 29 yards, and to the VT restricted conclusion, Eric Martin, for a 15 garden completion. Oglesby was able to bust in for a 4 garden touchdown after Martin’s get and VT enhanced their direct to 20-three.
Late in the 2nd quarter, VT recorded their closing points of the 50 percent with a 41 garden field target from Cody Journell with 1:10 remaining in the 50 percent, creating the score 23-three.
With 1:03 remaining on the clock in the 2nd quarter, Marshall took above possession at its personal 29 garden line. Cato led the Thundering Herd on a seventy one garden drive in 3 plays to score Marshall’s to start with touchdown of the game. He went three-for-three on the drive and utilised a 29 garden touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson to make the score 23-10. The score marks Dobson’s fourth touchdown reception and Cato’s fifth touchdown toss of the time.
Virginia Tech utilised its stonewall defense to stop Marshall’s offensive assault in the 2nd 50 percent and held the Herd scoreless to conclusion the game.
VT did score 1 closing time in the fourth quarter off a five garden touchdown run from Oglesby to make the closing score 30-10.
Marshall will participate in in its closing non-convention game of the time subsequent Saturday, Oct 1, at Louisville. Kickoff is established for three:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on WOWK.