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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
TAMPA, Fla. -- If Virginia Tech continues to move the ball and control the clock like it did in its second possession, the Hokies will have the edge in this game. They were even able to run it up the middle a few times against burly tackles B.J. Raji and Ron Brace.
Virginia Tech put together an impressive 10-play, 61-yard drive that ate 4:49 off the clock. It looked like an effective offense. The five-yard scoring play didn't look like a called run, but Tyrod Taylor saw an opening and took it. The Hokies defense is playing with a purpose, and putting pressure on Dominique Davis. The Eagles are struggling to get anywhere and have just 25 yards on the ground.
Here's a stat for you: Virginia Tech's touchdown was the first offensive first-quarter touchdown in ACC championship history.