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NCAA10 Sim: Hokies 38, Tar Heels 24

Ryan Williams turned on some late game heroics to help lead Virginia Tech come back in the fourth quarter to beat North Carolina 38-24 on a clear Thursday night in Blacksburg.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tar Heels laid a 21 spot before the break thanks to a Tyrod Taylor interception deep in Virginia Tech territory. With the Heels up 14-0, Tech moved the ball down the field to pull within a touchdown with just 1:22 left in the half. Carolina's T.J. Yates picked apart the Hokie secondary in only four passes. The touchdown pass to tailback Ryan Houston.

The Hokies came out for the second half with a chip on their shoulders to not allow another North Carolina touchdown the rest of the game. Tech cornerback Rashad Carmichael led the charge early in the third quarter with a forced fumble from T.J. Yates. Four straight runs from Ryan Williams put the Hokies back within a touchdown. After another three and out by North Carolina, Taylor led the Hokies for another scoring drive, capped off with a five yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Boykin.

In another clutch situation, Tech stepped up again with another forced fumble, this time by senior free safety Kam Chancellor. Just like the first forced fumble's result, Ryan Williams again ran the ball four straight times for a touchdown, this time putting the Hokies up for good.

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UNC 0 21 3 0 -24
VT 0 7 14 17 -38

Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter
UNC:TD 4:20 R. Houston, 1 Yd run (C. Barth Kick)
UNC:TD 3:26 D. Jones, 13 Yd pass from T. Yates (C. Barth Kick)
VT:TD 1:21 J. Oglesby, 2 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
UNC:TD 0:29 R. Houston, 10 Yd pass from T. Yates (C. Barth Kick)
3rd Quarter
VT:TD 4:06 R. Williams, 1 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
UNC:FG 1:45 C. Barth, 22 Yd FG
VT:TD 0:03 J. Boykin, 5 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
4th Quarter
VT:TD 3:37 R. Williams, 3 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
VT:TD 1:48 R. Williams, 3 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
VT:FG 0:18 M. Waldron, 27 Yd FG

Significant Stats
First downs UNC: 16 VT: 20
Total Offense UNC:338 VT: 382
Turnovers UNC: 2 FUM, 2 INT VT: 1 FUM, 1 INT

North Carolina Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 17-28 for 233 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: R. Williams 23-for-78 yds, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Boykin 6-for-125 yds
Defense: J. Worilds 6 TAK, 3 TFL, 1 SACK, 1 FF

Virginia Tech Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 18-33 for 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: R. Williams 36-for-178 yds, 3 TD
Receiving: D. Roberts 5-for-85 yds
Defense: K. Chancellor 5 TAK, 1 FF, 1 TFL, 1 SACK, 1 INT