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Jackson, No. 14 Virginia Tech routs North Carolina 59-7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Justin Fuente was ever the coach after Virginia Tech's blowout victory over North Carolina in a game in which the Hokies dominated in every phase.

''I don't know about that,'' Fuente said when asked if the performance was Virginia Tech's most complete of the season.

It would be hard to argue against such an assessment, though.

Josh Jackson threw three touchdown passes and No. 14 Virginia Tech scored on fumble, interception and punt returns in the 59-7 rout Saturday.

Jackson passed for 132 yards and the Hokies (6-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dominated in sending the Tar Heels (1-7, 0-5) to their fifth straight loss.

Off last week, Virginia Tech looked rested and focused and played that way, scoring in all three phases in the first half and bolting to a 35-0 halftime lead. Virginia Tech scored twice on defense, getting the first score of the game on defensive tackle Ricky Walker's 12-yard fumble return.

The Hokies added Greg Stroman's 91-yard punt return for a touchdown - his second punt return for a score this season - and defensive back Reggie Floyd's 69-yard interception return for a score.

''We made big plays on defense, scored some touchdowns, returned a punt for touchdown ... at times, we played well on offense,'' Fuente said. ''At times, it was a struggle. I think that's going to be us quite honestly. The concept of a complete game and all that, I don't get into that. We have another challenge next week and getting our guys healthy and ready to go.''

North Carolina only got into Virginia Tech territory three times, turned the ball over three times, and finished with just 172 yards.

''We need to not turn the football over,'' North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said. ''We need to take care of the ball on offense. We can't keep giving up big plays in our kicking game, and we can't give up catastrophic plays on defense.

''The game of football doesn't change. It's the same. We've got to do it. I got to do a better job of coaching, our staff has to do a better job of coaching, and we have to continue to find ways to get our guys in a position to be successful.''

THE TAKEAWAY

North Carolina: The Tar Heels gave up 59 points, but their issues are on offense. They played three quarterbacks - Chazz Surratt, Brandon Harris and Nathan Elliott - and none were effective. Their three turnovers led to 21 Virginia Tech points.

Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech's defense might have played its best game of the season, as it thoroughly controlled the game until the fourth quarter when coordinator Bud Foster started substituting. Aside from 43-yard touchdown pass from Surratt to Anthony Ratliff, the Hokies didn't give up any big plays and registered a season-high six sacks.

ANSWERING THE CHALLENGE

Foster challenged Tech's defensive line during the off week. The Hokies entered the game with just 12 sacks in the first six games - and only 4.5 by the defensive line. The group responded with four sacks of the Hokies' six sacks Saturday, including 1.5 by Walker - his first of the season.

''Yesterday (Friday), we got called out,'' Walker said. ''We took it personal. We needed to hit the quarterback and get him on the ground. Pressure is not enough. I think I came out and got the first one, and I just set the tone.''

POLL IMPLICATIONS

North Carolina: The Tar Heels obviously aren't in the polls and are experiencing one of their tougher seasons in recent memory.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies should move up in the poll, considering their strong performance Saturday and given Oklahoma State's unimpressive overtime victory over Texas.

UP NEXT

North Carolina: The road doesn't get any easier for the Tar Heels, who face Coastal Division-leading Miami next Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies remain at home, where they will face Duke next Saturday. Virginia Tech has lost its past two games against the Blue Devils at home.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:01
93-B.Johnson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
59
Touchdown 7:01
13-J.Holston runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
15
plays
84
yds
07:04
pos
7
58
Point After TD 14:05
98-F.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
52
Touchdown 14:05
12-C.Surratt complete to 17-A.Ratliff-Williams. 17-A.Ratliff-Williams runs 43 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
85
yds
02:25
pos
6
52
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:01
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
52
Touchdown 3:01
6-A.Bush complete to 81-S.Denmark. 81-S.Denmark runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
70
yds
01:23
pos
0
51
Field Goal 10:06
46-J.Slye 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
1
yds
01:04
pos
0
45
Point After TD 12:40
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
42
Touchdown 12:40
17-J.Jackson complete to 5-C.Phillips. 5-C.Phillips runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
15
yds
00:56
pos
0
41
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:05
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
35
Touchdown 0:08
17-J.Jackson complete to 83-E.Kumah. 83-E.Kumah runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
23
yds
0:39
pos
0
34
Point After TD 1:49
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 2:02
6-B.Harris incomplete. Intended for 2-J.Brown INTERCEPTED by 21-R.Floyd at VT 31. 21-R.Floyd runs 69 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
69
yds
0:00
pos
0
27
Point After TD 5:33
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 5:33
17-J.Jackson complete to 34-T.McMillian. 34-T.McMillian runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
60
yds
04:54
pos
0
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:32
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 2:52
39-T.Sheldon punts 56 yards from NC 35. 3-G.Stroman runs 91 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
35
yds
02:01
pos
0
13
Point After TD 4:53
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:00
12-C.Surratt sacked at NC 12 for -7 yards FUMBLES. 8-R.Walker runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
81
yds
0:00
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 11 22
Rushing 5 7
Passing 5 11
Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Conv 3-17 8-17
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 132 382
Total Plays 64 73
Avg Gain 2.1 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 54 181
Rush Attempts 42 46
Avg Rush Yards 1.3 3.9
Net Yards Passing 78 201
Comp. - Att. 8-22 15-27
Yards Per Pass 3.5 7.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-40 1-1
Penalties - Yards 14-100 7-60
Touchdowns 1 8
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 4
Other 0 3
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 10-48.2 4-44.3
Return Yards 59 215
Punts - Returns 0-0 6-128
Kickoffs - Returns 3-59 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-87
Kicking 1/1 9/10
Extra Points 1/1 8/8
Field Goals 0/0 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
North Carolina 1-7 00077
13 Virginia Tech 6-1 142117759
78 PASS YDS 201
54 RUSH YDS 181
132 TOTAL YDS 382
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 94 1 0 190.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.4% 1261 7 3 127.5
C. Surratt 4/8 94 1 0
B. Harris 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
36.4% 24 0 2 18.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
49.3% 346 1 8 72.3
B. Harris 4/11 24 0 2
N. Elliott 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
N. Elliott 0/3 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 371 3
J. Brown 10 44 0 13
B. Harris 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 86 0
B. Harris 12 32 0 27
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 403 7
M. Carter 6 15 0 9
N. Elliott 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -10 0
N. Elliott 2 -10 0 -1
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 -27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 152 4
C. Surratt 12 -27 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 43 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 311 3
A. Ratliff-Williams 1 43 1 43
D. Newsome 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 115 0
D. Newsome 3 38 0 18
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 36 0
M. Carter 2 23 0 20
J. Cabrera 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 30 0
J. Cabrera 1 7 0 7
J. Cunningham 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 237 0
J. Cunningham 1 7 0 7
G. Walston 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
G. Walston 0 0 0 0
J. Mollette 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
J. Mollette 0 0 0 0
B. Corrales 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
B. Corrales 0 0 0 0
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 125 0
J. Brown 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Carney 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Carney 1-0 0.0 0
D. Drennon 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
D. Drennon 0-1 0.5 0
A. Crawford 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
A. Crawford 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
F. Jones 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/8 21/21
F. Jones 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Sheldon 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
10 48.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 46.8 2
T. Sheldon 10 48.2 2 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 19.7 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 25.5 25 1
A. Ratliff-Williams 3 19.7 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 132 3 0 154.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.2% 1832 16 4 157.9
J. Jackson 10/20 132 3 0
A. Bush 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 70 1 0 202.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.6% 99 1 0 169.2
A. Bush 5/7 70 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Fox 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 211 1
C. Fox 7 58 0 35
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 324 2
T. McMillian 11 45 0 11
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 173 1
J. Jackson 5 19 0 14
A. Bush 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 116 0
A. Bush 4 19 0 0
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 44 1
S. Savoy 3 19 0 11
J. Holston 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 95 2
J. Holston 11 15 1 5
K. Pimpleton 88 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
K. Pimpleton 1 4 0 4
H. Murphy 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
H. Murphy 1 3 0 3
H. Grimsley 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
H. Grimsley 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Phillips 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 49 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 657 6
C. Phillips 5 49 1 14
D. Keene 29 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 127 0
D. Keene 1 33 0 33
S. Denmark 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 1
S. Denmark 2 28 1 16
E. Kumah 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 98 1
E. Kumah 2 23 1 15
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 360 3
S. Savoy 1 23 0 23
J. Clark 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 0
J. Clark 2 22 0 13
C. Fox 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 33 0
C. Fox 1 20 0 20
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 101 3
T. McMillian 1 4 1 4
S. Daniel 39 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
S. Daniel 0 0 0 0
H. Murphy 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 129 0
H. Murphy 0 0 0 0
H. Grimsley 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
H. Grimsley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Walker 8 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
R. Walker 1-1 1.5 0
T. Hill 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
T. Hill 1-0 1.0 0
H. Gaines 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
H. Gaines 1-0 1.0 0
Te. Edmunds 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.5
Te. Edmunds 0-1 0.5 0
A. Motuapuaka 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Motuapuaka 0-0 0.0 1
V. Mihota 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
V. Mihota 0-1 0.5 0
T. Settle 4 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 1.0
T. Settle 0-2 1.0 0
M. Reynolds 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
M. Reynolds 0-1 0.5 0
R. Floyd 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
R. Floyd 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Slye 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 7/7
SEASON FG XP
12/19 29/29
J. Slye 1/2 37 7/7 10
B. Johnson 93 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/0 2/2
B. Johnson 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. Bradburn 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.3 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 43.9 4
O. Bradburn 4 44.3 4 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 29.0 91 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 13.3 91 2
G. Stroman 4 29.0 91 1
D. Newsome 20 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 0 0
D. Newsome 1 7.0 0 0
B. Watts 28 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
B. Watts 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 UNC 30 1:48 3 -7 Punt
8:35 UNC 8 1:53 4 17 Punt
5:00 UNC 19 0:00 1 -7 TD
4:53 UNC 25 2:01 8 10 TD
2:32 UNC 25 1:45 4 23 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:35 UNC 1 4:00 9 11 Punt
5:28 UNC 25 3:26 9 44 INT
1:49 UNC 25 0:20 3 1 Punt
0:05 UNC 25 0:00 1 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UNC 25 1:14 5 -6 INT
12:40 UNC 25 1:25 4 -6 Punt
9:56 UNC 12 1:14 4 -11 Punt
6:42 UNC 8 2:04 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:01 UNC 30 2:25 11 70 TD
6:55 UNC 22 1:25 3 -7 Punt
2:54 VATECH 43 0:54 4 -6 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 VATECH 25 2:25 7 46 FG Miss
10:33 VATECH 35 1:50 6 21 Punt
6:29 VATECH 32 1:22 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:40 VATECH 9 0:20 5 37 Punt
10:27 VATECH 45 4:54 13 60 TD
1:19 VATECH 30 1:14 10 70 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:36 UNC 15 0:56 3 15 TD
11:10 UNC 20 1:04 3 1 FG
8:32 UNC 46 1:44 4 -3 Punt
4:24 VATECH 30 1:23 4 70 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 VATECH 25 7:04 15 75 TD
5:13 VATECH 37 2:14 4 6 Downs
1:53 VATECH 8 1:21 3 1 Game