Williams became the workhorse for the Hokies racking up 186 rushing yards and the touchdown. The Tech offense did enough to take the lead into the locker room at halftime with one touchdown as the defense held the Pirates to only two field goals in the first half.
Both teams played well in the second half, but Tech played a ball control game by only allowing Tyrod Taylor to throw 22 passes, completing 15 of them including a touchdown to Williams in the fourth quarter.
Tech's defense played strong throughout the game including a Rashad Carmichael interception deep in Hokie territory preventing the Pirates from taking the lead in the third quarter. Two plays later, Williams busted free for the long run, breaking ECU's back.
VT 7 0 7 7 -21
ECU 0 6 0 6 -12
VT:TD 2:37 J. Oglesby, 1 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
ECU:FG 2:41 B. Hartman, 29 Yd FG
ECU:FG 1:16 B. Hartman, 29 Yd FG
VT:TD 2:54 R. Williams, 76 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
VT:TD 4:52 R. Williams, 10 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
ECU:TD 0:53 J. Bryant, 6 Yd pass from P. Pinkney (2-Pt failed)
First downs VT: 25 ECU: 13
Total Offense VT:359 ECU: 273
Turnovers VT: 2 FUM, 1 INT ECU: 1 FUM, 1 INT
Virginia Tech Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 15-22 for 247 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: R. Williams 28-for-186 yds, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Coale 5-for-81 yds
Defense: J. Worilds 7 TAK, 6 TFL, 3 SACK
East Carolina Top Player Stats
Passing: P. Pinkney 20-40 for 204 yds, 1TD, 1 INT
Rushing: B. Jackson 18-for-53 yds, 1 FUM
Receiving: J. Bryant 5-for-65 yds, 1 TD
Defense: S. Robinson 7 TAK, 4 TFL, 1 SACK