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Virginia Tech football: Hokies lead Florida State 17-3 at halftime

The Hokies are hitting on all cylinders in the first half.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Florida State
Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson throws a pass in the first half of the Hokies’ game at Florida State
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The Virginia Tech Hokies got off to a fast start on Monday night in Tallahassee, driving all the way down the field where quarterback Josh Jackson hits receiver Damon Hazelton for a 10-yard touchdown to give the Hokies an early 7-0 lead.

Tech’s defense immediately forced a turnover which led to another three points. Also in the first half, cornerback Caleb Farley picked off his first career pass to stall a promising Florida State drive.

The Hokies’ second touchdown came when Chris Cunningham blocked a field goal that Eric Kumah scooped up and scored the easy touchdown.

Jackson is nine of 19 for 102 yards in the first half. He’s missed a few downfield throws and his receiver have let him down on two third-down catches trying to get extra yardage. Deshawn McClease leads the Hokies with 66 yards on just eight carries.

The Hokies need to hold off for 30 more minutes to pick up an impressive season-opening win.

Go Hokies.