East Carolina Upsets Virginia Tech


A week after upsetting Ohio State on the road, Virginia Tech has a stumble of their own. East Carolina was able to rebound after blowing a 21-point lead to defeat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, 28-21. Shane Carden threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

The upset shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, however. ECU kept things close against South Carolina last week before running out of steam in the second half. They were able to keep things together to pull off the road upset this week against Virginia Tech.

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  • Virginia Tech started the game with five punts, back-to-back interceptions, and a missed field goal before scoring a touchdown before halftime. In their first seven possessions the Hokies totaled only 30 yards in offense.

    ECU took advantage by scoring three touchdowns, all on Carden passes, in their first four possessions. Cam Worthy, who did not catch a touchdown pass in the game, caught six passes for 224 yards in the game to aid the ECU attack. Trevon Brown, Bryce Williams, and Isaiah Jones all caught touchdown passes in the first quarter.

    The Hokies would put on a comeback attempt that would eventually tie the game late in the fourth quarter. Michael Brewer (30-56, 298 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT) found Isaiah Ford for his second touchdown reception of the game with 6:31 left in the game.

    After consecutive three and outs by ECU, Virginia Tech drove 47 yards in six plays to tie the game on a Cam Phillips 18 yard touchdown reception. VA Tech needed only to burn 1:20 in game time to get to overtime to try and salvage the game. They couldn’t do it.

    Carden led a three-play, 65 yard drive in 1:04 to score the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard run. Carden had completions of 31 and 28 yards to Worthy on the drive to set up the one yard touchdown run.