The weather held out in the first half, but turned ugly in the second. The 14th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies hosted the Duke Blue Devils Saturday night in Blacksburg. The Hokies were a double digit favorite, and were ready to play from the start.
The Hokies got on the board first when Deshawn McClease punched it in on a four yard touchdown run. Joey Slye made it 10-0, when he connected on a 34 yard field goal. Duke answered with a field goal of their own. Austin Parker connected on a 31 yarder to make in 10-3, Hokies. The Hokies benefited from a personal foul on Duke that pinned the Blue Devils deep in Hokie territory. Joshua Jackson connected with Sean Savoy as the half ended to make it 17-3 Hokies at the break.
The weather really started to worsen in the second half. The ball became slippery, and the footing was tough. Virginia Tech put together a solid drive early in the third quarter, punctuated by a six yard Joshua Jackson TD scamper. With 2:31 left in a quagmire, it was 24-3 Hokies. That’s the way the game would finish, as both clubs finished the best they could considering the deluge.