Virginia Tech beats William & Mary 34-9

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm •  Published: August 30, 2014
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William & Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.

Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.

Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four of five spanning the first and second halves. Brewer's pass to Hodges and Joey Slye's 20-yard field goal gave the Hokies a 17-6 lead at halftime, and then Slye's 27-yarder made it 20-6.

Shai McKenzie's 39-yard touchdown run two possessions later gave the Hokies a 27-9 lead. McKenzie led Tech with 106 yards on nine carries, and the Hokies rushed for 222 yards.

William & Mary finished with just 193 yards of total offense.