Hokies Respond With Win at Miami
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP/ABC 13) -- Trey Edmunds ran for four touchdowns, the first three of them set up by Miami special-teams miscues, and Virginia Tech knocked off the 11th-ranked Hurricanes 42-24 on Saturday night.
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Edmunds had scoring runs of 10, 2, 4 and 1 yards for the Hokies (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Logan Thomas completed 25 of 31 passes for 366 yards, giving him consecutive games of 300 yards or more for the first time in his Virginia Tech career.
Stephen Morris completed 16 of 29 passes for 324 yards for Miami (7-2, 3-2), which lost its second straight. Morris had an 81-yard touchdown pass to Stacy Coley and an 84-yarder to Allen Hurns, but the Hurricanes were still outgained 549-352.
Virginia Tech held Miami to 28 rushing yards. The Hokies had 26 first downs to Miami's 12.
The win turns the ACC's Coastal Division into a muddled mess.
-As of now VT needs to win out (MD, UVa) and have Duke lose one of its final three games (Miami, at Wake, at UNC) to reach the conference title game.
-The win ended a 2-game skid for the Hokies (Duke, BC).
-A week after throwing for 391 yards at Boston College, Logan Thomas threw for 366 yards against Miami. It's the first time a Tech quarterback has thrown for 300 yard games in back-to-back games under Beamer and just the 15th 300-yard passing game under the long-time coach (courtesy VT athletics).
-Thomas is now Tech's all-time touchdown passing leader. He has 50, passing Bryan Randall's 48.
-The last time Tech beat a top-15 team on the road was in 2006, a 27-6 win over No. 14 Wake Forest when the Hokies were ranked 19th. The last time Tech beat a top-15 team on the road when not ranked was in 1989, a 12-10 at No. 9 West Virginia (courtesy VT athletics).
- Trey Edmunds scored a career-high four touchdowns in the game, giving him a team-leading nine on the season. The last Tech back to rush for four TDs in a game was Ryan Williams against Virginia in 2009. Edmunds' father, Ferrell, played five seasons with the Miami Dolphins as a tight end (courtesy VT athletics).