Hokies Defeat Austin Peay 42-7

Virginia Tech improved to 2-0 (1-0) on the season with a 42-7 win over Austin Peay. Tech led 21-0 at halftime and continued the romp with a strong second half that saw just about everyone on the roster play.
The win marked the second win in five days for Tech, something the Hokies did in 2010 as well.
"At least we're 2-0," coach
The Hokies got off to a slow start in the first quarter, cashing in only one touchdown on a 2-yard run by
"I wouldn't say we're a good running team, but we're working," he said.
The drive started at the six yard line after a 46-yard punt return by
"Just doing what I had to do," offered the sophomore.
Junior quarterback
"I saw a lot of good plays out of our offense," he said. "We just got to put it together."
Virginia Tech took control of the game for good in the second quarter, beginning with a quarterback sneak by Thomas with 5:35 left in the half. The Hokies began that possession on Austin Peay's 42-yard line thanks to a blocked punt by
"He's got a burst on the backside," Beamer said.
The blocked punt was the first by the Hokies since last season's opener against Appalachian State, which was also blocked by Gregory. A 23-yard slant route to
Thomas finished out the first half strong, completing 4-6 passes in the two minute drill, a drive that ended with a 30-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver
The Governors finished the first half with 95 total yards, 84 of which came on the ground.
Tech scored twice more in the third quarter, once on a 9-yard run by Holmes and again on a 13-yard pass to senior tight end
Austin Peay got on the board with a 10-yard sprint by
Leal and Gregory led the Hokies down the field early in the fourth, capping off the drive with an 18-yard dash by Gregory, the first touchdown run of his career. Gregory finished the day with 29 yards on five carries, most of which came in the fourth. Freshman cornerback
Thomas finished his day 15 of 23 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Defensive coordinator
The Hokies return to action next Saturday at Heinz Field against former Big East foe and future conference rival Pittsburgh.