North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech 27, North Carolina 17

By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Logan Thomas matched his career high with three touchdown passes and Virginia Tech's defense made big plays when it needed to in a 27-17 victory against North Carolina on Saturday.

Thomas' scoring throws all came in the first half as the Hokies (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) still struggled to get their running game going, but won their fifth straight.

The loss was the third straight for the Tar Heels (1-4, 0-2), who pulled a surprise by starting dual threat Marquise Williams at quarterback in place of Bryn Renner, who injured his left foot last week. Williams played well but had a late interception in Virginia Tech territory on a fourth-and-1 when driving to make it a one possession game.

The Tar Heels later also fumbled a punt, leading to the Hokies' final touchdown and rendering Williams' 24-yard scoring pass to Quinshad Davis with 1:09 remaining inconsequential.

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Scoreboard
North Carolina  (1-4)073717
Virginia Tech  (5-1) «7140627
Scoring Summary
VATECHDemitri Knowles 45 yd pass from Logan Thomas (Cody Journell kick)
VATECHD.J. Coles 9 yd pass from Logan Thomas (Cody Journell kick)
UNCEric Ebron 6 yd pass from Marquise Williams (Thomas Moore kick)
VATECHD.J. Coles 5 yd pass from Logan Thomas (Cody Journell kick)
UNCThomas Moore 36 yd FG
VATECHTrey Edmunds 1 yd run (blocked XP)
UNCQuinshad Davis 24 yd pass from Marquise Williams (Thomas Moore kick)
 
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 UNCVATECH
First Downs1814
Third Down Efficiency6-166-14
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-0
Plays-Net Yards73-37662-341
Rushes-Yds38-9934-48
Passing Yds277293
Kick Return Yds430
Punt Return Yds18-9
Passes23-35-219-28-0
Punts6-2748-369
Fumbles-Lost3-11-0
Penalties-Yds11-795-24
Time of Poss.29:2230:38
 
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RUSHING
UNC: Marquise Williams 18-56, T.J. Logan 5-25, A.J. Blue 6-11, Khris Francis 4-9, Romar Morris 2-2, T.J. Thorpe 3--4
VATECH: Trey Edmunds 14-27, J.C. Coleman 8-26, Logan Thomas 9-2, Team 3--7
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UNC: Marquise Williams 23-35-277-2
VATECH: Logan Thomas 19-28-293-0
RECEIVING
UNC: Quinshad Davis 6-94, Eric Ebron 6-70, Sean Tapley 3-30, T.J. Thorpe 2-29, Johnathan Howard 2-17, Ryan Switzer 1-17, T.J. Logan 1-8, Khris Francis 1-8, A.J. Blue 1-4
VATECH: Willie Byrn 4-123, Demitri Knowles 4-57, Joshua Stanford 3-59, Jerome Wright 2-19, D.J. Coles 2-14, Sam Rogers 1-14, J.C. Coleman 1-4, Trey Edmunds 1-2, Kalvin Cline 1-1
 
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TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
North Carolina5th Atlantic Coast Coastal4-46-6
Virginia Tech2nd Atlantic Coast Coastal5-38-4
 
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