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Virginia Tech leads Middle Tennessee 14-7 at halftime

A bit of a disappointing first half.

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

At halftime, the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 14-7.

It was an absolutely ugly first half of football for the Hokies, who finished with just over 100 yards of total offense.

The Hokies jumped out to a 14-0 lead after quarterback Connor Blumrick scored on a short run. Blumrick was installed inside the five-yard line after starting quarterback Braxton Burmeister was knocked out earlier in the game. Burmeister returned to the game, but offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen used Blumrick in Quincy Patterson’s old role.

Three different quarterbacks played in the first half for the Hokies. Knox Kadum moved the ball well in his drive before Burmeister finished the drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Tayvion Robinson.

For the most part, Tech’s defense played well. The Hokies did give up one touchdown drive where there were a pair of breakdowns in coverage. Virginia Tech needs to tighten up in man-to-man coverage.

The Hokies need to get it together on offense in the second half with a trip to WVU on the docket for next week.