North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech 27, North Carolina 17

AP Sports Writer

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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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)
Team Stats
First Downs1814
Third Down Efficiency6-166-14
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-0
Plays-Net Yards73-37662-341
Passing Yds277293
Kick Return Yds430
Punt Return Yds18-9
Time of Poss.29:2230:38
Individual Stats
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
UNC: Marquise Williams 23-35-277-2
VATECH: Logan Thomas 19-28-293-0
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
North Carolina2nd Atlantic Coast Coastal5-38-5
Virginia Tech1st Atlantic Coast Coastal6-210-4

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