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Virginia Tech football: Hokies lead Georgia Tech 31-0 at halftime

This is what we’ve been waiting for.

Wake Forest v Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech QB Hendon Hooker
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The Virginia Tech Hokies lead the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 31-0 at halftime on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

Quarterback Hendon Hooker completed eight of 12 passes for 152 yards in the first half and also scored two rushing touchdowns. The first half also featured its share of big plays as Tre Turner went for 39 yards on one run and also caught a beautifully thrown ball by Hooker along the right sideline for 37 more yards. Running back Keshawn King had a big 18-yard catch in the screen game and then punched it in the end zone on the next play.

Defensively, the Hokies have held Georgia Tech to 48 total yards; 33 through the air and just 15 on the ground. What a difference a year makes. Sophomore corner Caleb Farley also picked off a James Graham pass and ran it in for six.

While Turner has 46 yards receiving on two receptions and a 39-yard run, it is tight end James Mitchell who leads the Hokies in receiving with 82 yards on three catches in the first half. Mitchell is continuing to show how good he is over the last few weeks.

Virginia Tech has played an almost perfect half, picking up where it left off after last week’s dominating second half in the win over Wake Forest.

30 more minutes, Hokies.