COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Tyrod Taylor threw for 268 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, and No. 20 Virginia Tech built an early 24-point lead before coasting to a 36-9 victory over Maryland on Saturday.
The Hokies (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) amassed 289 yards in the first half and 484 overall. Taylor threw each of his TD passes in the opening 23 minutes to help Virginia Tech go up 27-3.
Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Hokies are 4-0 against Maryland and have outscored the Terrapins 142-37.
Freshman Ryan Williams ran for 126 yards and scored his 12th touchdown, a single-season record for a Virginia Tech freshman. It was his seventh 100-yard game.
Wearing black and desert camouflage uniforms as a tribute to Army veterans, Maryland (2-8, 1-5) lost its fifth straight -- its longest skid since 1998.
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