NCAAF Game Recap - North Carolina State at Virginia Tech
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Ala
38
Mizzu
19
F
K St
38
Okla
35
F
UGA
37
Ark
10
F
Fla
51
Miss
35
F
MisSt
44
LSU
34
F
KY
13
Aub
29
F
Tex
63
TxTch
56
F OT
Vand
12
TxAM
17
F
FlaSt
10
MiaFL
52
F
UCF
51
ECU
28
F
Army
10
Cin
24
F
WVU
13
OkSt
27
F
Tenn
31
SCar
27
F
Troy
7
BYU
48
F
GaSo
18
ULLaf
20
F
NCSt
24
VaTec
45
F
Lou
20
Pitt
23
F
UAB
42
SoAl
10
F
MidTN
35
UTSA
37
F
Camp
21
App
52
F
GATec
20
Syr
37
F
FLInt
34
Lib
36
F
IASt
37
TCU
34
F
Tul
66
SMiss
24
F
UTEP
31
ULMon
6
F
Duke
20
UVA
38
F
TxSt
21
BC
24
F
HBU
38
LaTec
66
F
SFA
7
SMU
50
F
Kans
14
Bayl
47
F

Sep 26, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

North Carolina State (1-1)

0

10

7

7

24

(20) Virginia Tech (1-0)

17

14

6

8

45

Patterson steps up, leads No. 20 Hokies past NC State 45-24
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:54 AM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Quincy Patterson II came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes and run for another score, leading No. 20 Virginia Tech to a 45-24 victory over NC State on Saturday night.

Despite playing without 23 players and four coaches because of coronavirus issues and injuries - including starting quarterback Hendon Hooker and defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton - the Hokies (1-0, 1-0 ACC) started quickly in a season opener delayed two weeks because of two COVID-related postponements.

Virginia Tech took advantage of an NC State defense missing three starters who were out with injuries by speeding to a 17-0 lead.

"I think we were excited to play," Tech coach Justin Fuente said. "Obviously, it's been a long time since we've been on the field. I know they're tired of practice, I can tell you that much. They came out and executed pretty well early on . We were excited and ready to play."

Patterson, the Hokies' No. 3 quarterback, entered the game in the second quarter after starter Braxton Burmeister left with a hand injury. Patterson threw touchdown passes of 15 yards to Tayvion Robinson and 16 yards to James Mitchell on the Hokies' final two possessions of the first half. He also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Khalil Herbert ran for 104 yards and a score for Virginia Tech, which rushed for 315 yards.

Devin Leary threw for 165 yards and a score for the Wolfpack (1-1, 1-1).

"Lot to work," NC State coach Dave Doeren said. "I thought our guys continued to play hard, but we just did not do enough to give ourselves a chance to win."

THE TAKEAWAYS

NC State: After winning their opener, the Wolfpack were dominated in every phase of this game. The injuries on defense hurt, and NC State needs better play at quarterback. Leary, who played in the second half against the Hokies and threw a touchdown pass, may move into a starting role.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies have been plagued with coronavirus issues over the past two weeks, but looked sharp despite numerous players missing practices. Virginia Tech did not turn the ball over, made no mistakes on special teams, and had just five penalties in a well-rounded performance.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The impressive outing by the Hokies could vault them a few spots in the next Associated Press poll.

HOOKER READY TO GO

Hooker, who threw 13 touchdowns and just two interceptions as the starter for Virginia Tech last season, underwent additional testing recently that was unrelated to COVID and hasn't been practicing with the team for the past couple of weeks. But he and the coaching staff received good news this past week, and Hooker should be cleared for practice Sunday.

"He's good to go," Fuente said. "We had a little cause for concern, a little scare, but we saw the experts and the tests came back really well. Forget football. It's good for Hendon that all that stuff seems to have worked out."

SCARY SITUATION

The game was delayed for approximately 15 minutes late in the third quarter while the NC State sports medicine staff attended to safety Khalid Martin, who collided with teammate Tyler Baker-Williams while tackling Jalen Holston on a 12-yard run. Martin was taken from the field in an ambulance to a hospital for what the NC State communications staff said was a hip injury. After the game, the NC State football Twitter account tweeted that Martin was being transported to a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, for further examination.

UP NEXT

NC State: The Wolfpack play at Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Duke on Saturday.

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Passing

NCSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Leary 16 12 75.0 1 165 37 0 128.4
B. Hockman 16 7 43.8 0 82 23 2 20.3
VaTec Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Burmeister 11 7 63.6 0 106 46 0 95.3
Q. Patterson II 6 4 66.7 2 75 33 0 149.3

Rushing

NCSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Z. Knight 14 94 6.7 14 0
R. Person Jr. 13 64 4.9 10 1
VaTec Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Herbert 6 104 17.3 37 1
T. Turner 2 53 26.5 51 0

Receiving

NCSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Carter 4 79 19.8 36 0
T. Thomas 1 37 37.0 37 0
VaTec Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Mitchell 3 68 22.7 33 1
K. Herbert 2 46 23.0 46 0

Fumbles

VaTec F FL
T. Robinson 1 0

Returning

NCSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Person Jr. 1 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
D. Parham 1 7.0 0 7 0 - 0 0
VaTec KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Robinson 0 - 0 0 4 5.0 0 0
K. Herbert 2 22.5 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

NCSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Gill 6 306 51.0 57
VaTec Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. Bradburn 4 189 47.3 62

Takeaways

VaTec Int Yds InTD
B. Murray 1 47 0
D. Deablo 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

NCSt VaTec
Points For 24 45
Total Yards 386 495
Rushing Yards 139 314
Passing Yards 247 181
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/33 11/17
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/0
First Downs 19 22
Penalties - Yards 8/65 5/40
Time Of Possession 55:55 5:05
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/16 2/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NCSt VaTec
VaTec 2:47 FG Brian Johnson 46 yd FG 0 3
VaTec 6:30 TD Khalil Herbert 37 yd run (Brian Johnson kick) 0 10
VaTec 7:49 TD Raheem Blackshear 8 yd run (Brian Johnson kick) 0 17
2nd Quarter NCSt VaTec
NCSt 7:38 TD Ricky Person Jr. 3 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick) 7 17
VaTec 12:12 TD Tayvion Robinson 15 yd pass from Quincy Patterson II (Brian Johnson kick) 7 24
VaTec 14:18 TD James Mitchell 16 yd pass from Quincy Patterson II (Brian Johnson kick) 7 31
NCSt 15:00 FG Christopher Dunn 53 yd FG 10 31
3rd Quarter NCSt VaTec
VaTec 4:25 FG Brian Johnson 29 yd FG 10 34
VaTec 9:38 FG Brian Johnson 49 yd FG 10 37
NCSt 12:42 TD C.J. Riley 7 yd pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn kick) 17 37
4th Quarter NCSt VaTec
VaTec 6:04 TD Quincy Patterson II 1 yd run (Kaleb Smith 2pt pass from Braxton Burmeister) 17 45
NCSt 10:57 TD Jordan Houston 1 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick) 24 45

Game Information

Stadium: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 1,000
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