The Number 17 Virginia Tech Hokies today
opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 17-10 victory over
Tyrod Taylor, Branden Ore and Virginia Tech still can't find
their offense, but the defense made two more big plays.
Taylor scored on a 5-yard run and Ore scored on a 1-yard dive
for the Hokies (4-1, 1-0), who managed just 241 yards of offense.
Ore's touchdown was set up by an interception that Xavier Adibi
returned 31 yards to the Tar Heels 12 yard-line.
North Carolina (1-4, 0-2) -- which closed to within a touchdown
on Anthony Elzy's 1-yard TD run with 5:34 left -- had an earlier
drive end at the Hokies goal line when Orion Martin forced Ryan
Houston to fumble and Kam Chancellor recovered in the end zone.
The Tar Heels got the ball for the last time at their own 14
with just over 4 minutes left, and moved quickly to midfield on
Elzy's 25-yard run. But on third-and-2 from the Hokies 44, T.J.
Yates was sacked by Cam Martin for the third time for a 5-yard
loss. On fourth down, Yates' pass for Brandon Tate was broken up.