Ryan Williams put on a clinic for Virginia Tech to help the Hokies win the 2009 Chick-fil-A Bowl with a 31-14 win over Tennessee.
Tech got on the board early with a long drive primarily through the air as Tyrod Taylor connected with Jarrett Boykin 3 times for 43 yards. Josh Oglesby ran it in to finish off the drive and the Hokies never trailed in the game.
Field goals were traded until the Hokies got the ball with 1:44 left until the half. Taylor engineered a quick-strike drive including 6 straight completions capped off with a 4 yard pass to tailback David Wilson. Tech led 17-3 at the half.
The Volunteers would again struggle to get on the board after halftime first with a field goal. The Hokies got the ball back and grinded it out on the ground with heavy doses of Ryan Williams. After a break for the fourth quarter, Williams busted free on the first play of the final period for 53 yards to put the game out of reach.
Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton hit Montario Hardesty with a 55 yard screen pass late in the game to get the Vols above the 10-point margin.
The Hokies finish the season with a 10-3 record despite not playing for an ACC Championship. Tennessee finishes the season with a 7-6 record.
VT 7 10 0 14 -31
UT 3 0 3 8 -14
VT:TD 2:54 J. Oglesby, 3 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
UT:FG 0:00 D. Lincoln, 48 Yd FG
VT:FG 3:06 M. Waldron, 50 Yd FG
VT:TD 0:30 D. Wilson, 4 Yd Pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
UT:FG 1:03 D. Lincoln, 22 Yd FG
VT:TD 4:34 R. Williams, 53 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
UT:TD 2:32 M. Hardesty, 55 Yd Pass from J. Crompton (2-Pt)
VT:TD 1:01 R. Williams, 4 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
First downs VT: 20 UT: 13
Total Offense VT:415 UT: 306
Turnovers VT: 0 UT: 1 INT
Virginia Tech Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 18-28 for 205 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: R. Williams 23-for-166 yds, 2 TD
Receiving: D. Roberts 5-for-80 yds
Defense: C. Thompson 4 TAK, 3 TFL, 3 SAK
Tennessee Top Player Stats
Passing: J. Crompton 15-30 for 218 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: M. Hardesty 21-for-80 yds
Receiving: M. Hardesty 4-for-78 yds, 1 TD
Defense: L. Thompson 9 TAK, 1 TFL