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Jackson, Peoples lead No. 13 Hokies past ODU, 38-0

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Steven Peoples had scored three career touchdowns for No. 13 Virginia Tech heading into Saturday's game against Old Dominion.

Now he's scored six, including a right-place-at-the-right-time deflection that turned his good day into a career day.

On the play, Peoples ran a wheel route and was a few steps behind Hokies start receiver Cam Phillips. Both were well covered, but quarterback Josh Jackson let fly from near midfield as the four players approached the end zone. The ball went to Phillips, but in the scramble with the defender, it bounced away, right into Peoples' arms for a 43-yard touchdown.

''I sat back and was waiting for Cam to catch it,'' Peoples said, noting Phillips' reputation for catching the ball in traffic. ''As soon as it bounced off him, I caught the ball and I was like, `Man, that was a big-time catch.'''

On the sideline, while teammates celebrated, Jackson got a talking-to from coach Justin Fuente.

''Not for public consumption,'' Fuente said what asked what he told the redshirt freshman. ''Not happy. We got lucky on that one so I made sure he knew about it. He's smart. He's tough. He understands stuff and he's still young.''

Said Jackson: ''That was the first touchdown I've ever felt bad after throwing.''

Jackson threw for two more scores - a 17-yard screen pass to Peoples and a diving 5-yarder to C.J. Carroll - as the Hokies (4-0) finished their non-conference schedule unbeaten for the first time since 2011. Peoples also scored on a 1-yard run.

Virginia Tech started slowly for the second consecutive game, leading just 3-0 after the first quarter, but scored on four consecutive drives after getting untracked. The Hokies have scored 95 consecutive points since falling behind 17-7 at East Carolina last week.

The Monarchs (2-2), playing an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent for the second week in a row, fell to 0-9 against Power Five schools.

The game was the first meeting between the schools and featured the first career start for 17-year-old Old Dominion quarterback Steven Williams Jr. He showed a nifty ability to escape the Hokies' pass rush, getting sacked just once, but completed just 8 of 26 for 85 yards. Monarchs receivers didn't help by dropping several balls, including one that Travis Fulgham could have taken 75 yards for a touchdown.

''He didn't get a lot of help out there today,'' coach Bobby Wilder said after his team barely made it across midfield all game. ''There were four of five times where we needed to make a catch, we needed to make a play, and we didn't.''

Williams took it in stride.

''It's just part of the game. We know we need to clean that up,'' he said. ''We have to be more aggressive. If we find our run game, we're going to be fine.''

Jackson was 20 for 30 for 298 yards and has now thrown for 11 touchdowns. He did throw his first interception of the season against the Monarchs, but the Hokies took the ball away three plays later, leading to their first touchdown midway through the second quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Old Dominion: The Monarchs didn't get pushed around as much up front as they had a week earlier against North Carolina, and they got some good penetration that disrupted Jackson early, but they eventually wore down. They will fare much better against similarly sized competition in Conference USA.

''It got away from us a little bit,'' cornerback Brandon Addison said. ''People got tired.''

Virginia Tech: The Hokies started slowly for the second week in a row, and while the results suggest they are just fine once they get rolling offensively, they might do well to try to find their rhythm more quickly going forward when they are playing ACC competition.

CAM'S NUMBERS

Phillips, one of the nation's leading receivers, had 102 yards by halftime and finished with seven catches for 106 yards. He's got 34 catches for 523 yards and five touchdowns. He also set a school record by making a reception for the 31st consecutive game.

UP NEXT:

Old Dominion opens Conference USA play at home against Florida Atlantic.

Virginia Tech remains at home and plays defending national champion and No. 2-ranked Clemson on Saturday night.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:31
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
38
Touchdown 13:31
33-D.McClease runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
64
yds
02:06
pos
0
37
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:06
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
31
Touchdown 8:06
17-J.Jackson complete to 86-C.Carroll. 86-C.Carroll runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
59
yds
04:36
pos
0
30
Point After TD 13:48
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
24
Touchdown 13:48
17-J.Jackson complete to 32-S.Peoples. 32-S.Peoples runs 43 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
70
yds
01:06
pos
0
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:40
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 0:40
32-S.Peoples runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
79
yds
03:04
pos
0
16
Point After TD 6:07
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 6:07
17-J.Jackson complete to 32-S.Peoples. 32-S.Peoples runs 17 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
56
yds
00:36
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:33
46-J.Slye 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
35
yds
2:33
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 7 32
Rushing 3 14
Passing 3 16
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 2-14 11-18
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 148 579
Total Plays 50 89
Avg Gain 3.0 6.5
Net Yards Rushing 64 271
Rush Attempts 24 57
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 4.8
Net Yards Passing 84 308
Comp. - Att. 8-26 21-32
Yards Per Pass 3.2 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-1 1-3
Penalties - Yards 3-25 1-15
Touchdowns 0 5
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 10-41.5 4-36.0
Return Yards 0 64
Punts - Returns 1-0 4-34
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-30
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 0/0 6/7
Extra Points 0/0 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Old Dominion 2-2 00000
12 Virginia Tech 4-0 31414738
84 PASS YDS 308
64 RUSH YDS 271
148 TOTAL YDS 579
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Williams 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
30.8% 85 0 1 50.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
37% 224 2 1 87.9
S. Williams 8/26 85 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Williams 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 44 0
S. Williams 6 24 0 15
J. Cox 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 177 0
J. Cox 12 19 0 8
B. Simmons 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 39 1
B. Simmons 5 18 0 8
B. Sinclair 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 29 0
B. Sinclair 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
I. Harper 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 92 0
I. Harper 4 32 0 12
H. Patterson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 49 1
H. Patterson 1 17 0 17
M. Little 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 28 0
M. Little 1 14 0 14
T. Fulgham 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 196 1
T. Fulgham 1 13 0 13
B. Simmons 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
B. Simmons 1 9 0 9
N. Ellison 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
N. Ellison 0 0 0 0
S. McCluney 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
S. McCluney 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Ward 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Ward 1-0 1.0 0
S. Carter 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
S. Carter 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Cate 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
10 41.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 42.8 3
B. Cate 10 41.5 3 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Brown 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 9.0 0 0
D. Brown 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 298 3 1 176.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 1127 11 1 177.4
J. Jackson 20/30 298 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Fox 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 66 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 100 1
C. Fox 11 66 0 21
S. Peoples 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 133 2
S. Peoples 13 62 1 12
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 162 1
T. McMillian 7 41 0 12
D. McClease 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 35 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 148 2
D. McClease 9 35 1 8
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 144 1
J. Jackson 10 29 0 11
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
S. Savoy 1 11 0 11
D. Deablo 17 DB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
D. Deablo 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Phillips 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 106 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 523 5
C. Phillips 7 106 0 29
S. Peoples 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 73 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 73 2
S. Peoples 3 73 2 43
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 163 1
S. Savoy 2 28 0 17
C. Cunningham 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 65 0
C. Cunningham 1 26 0 26
D. McClease 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 39 0
D. McClease 2 23 0 24
H. Murphy 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 46 0
H. Murphy 1 17 0 17
H. Grimsley 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
H. Grimsley 1 13 0 13
D. Keene 29 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 24 0
D. Keene 1 10 0 10
C. Carroll 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 79 1
C. Carroll 2 10 1 5
E. Kumah 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
E. Kumah 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Floyd 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Floyd 1-0 0.0 0
A. Motuapuaka 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Motuapuaka 1-0 1.0 0
D. Deablo 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Deablo 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Slye 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
7/12 18/18
J. Slye 1/2 31 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. Bradburn 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 36.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 44.0 1
O. Bradburn 4 36.0 1 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Murphy 12 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
H. Murphy 1 30.0 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 8.5 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 11.6 16 1
G. Stroman 4 8.5 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ODU 25 1:42 5 25 Downs
9:30 ODU 20 1:19 4 1 Punt
5:29 ODU 25 1:44 7 22 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:46 ODU 25 0:00 5 20 Punt
10:56 ODU 38 1:21 3 7 Punt
7:33 ODU 14 0:43 4 5 INT
6:07 ODU 25 2:11 6 12 Punt
0:40 ODU 25 0:00 1 2 End of Quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:48 ODU 25 0:55 3 4 Punt
8:06 ODU 25 2:18 5 10 Punt
3:58 ODU 8 1:14 3 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 ODU 25 1:14 3 9 Punt
9:01 ODU 20 1:16 5 15 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:13 VATECH 50 3:39 9 40 FG Miss
7:58 ODU 49 2:25 6 35 FG
3:37 VATECH 9 2:44 7 28 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:23 VATECH 22 1:20 3 -1 Punt
9:28 VATECH 20 1:49 5 -6 INT
6:43 ODU 41 0:36 3 41 TD
3:44 VATECH 21 3:04 11 79 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 VATECH 30 1:06 3 70 TD
12:42 VATECH 41 4:36 11 59 TD
5:36 VATECH 39 1:28 4 19 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:34 VATECH 36 2:06 9 64 TD
12:04 VATECH 14 2:54 7 35 Punt
7:38 VATECH 8 7:06 13 66