1:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004
Lane Stadium, BLACKSBURG, VA
BLACKSBURG, Virginia (Ticker) -- Another meeting, another shutout.
For the third time in the last four seasons, Virginia Tech completely dominated the Western Michigan, rebounding from a loss to top-ranked USC with a 63-0 victory.
The win was the 17th consecutive at home against a non-league opponent for the Hokies (1-1), who have outscored the Broncos, 124-0, since their first meeting in 2001.
Starting his 27th straight game, senior Bryan Randall completed 15-of-21 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Backup Sean Glennon added a pair of touchdown throws of 30-plus yards.
Freshman flanker Eddie Royal ran 11 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and caught a 35-yard TD pass from Randall 2:12 before halftime for a 27-0 advantage.
Defensive end Jason Landis returned a fumble 28 yards for a touchdown and cornerback Brandon Flowers added a 38-yard interception return for a TD for the defense, which forced three turnovers and held Western Michigan (1-1) to 163 total yards.
|3rd Down Conversions||6-16||7-11|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||1-1|
|TD||11:28||EDDIE ROYAL 11 YD RUN (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 11 yards.
|TD||14:51||CEDRIC HUMES 21 YD RUN (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 57 yards.
|TD||10:31||JUSTIN HAMILTON 1 YD RUN (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 64 yards.
|TD||2:12||EDDIE ROYAL 35 YD PASS FROM BRYAN RANDALL (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||4:40||JOHN KINZER 3 YD PASS FROM BRYAN RANDALL (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 77 yards.
|TD||4:16||JASON LALLIS 28 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (BRANDON PACE KICK)||0||42|
|TD||1:17||JUSTIN HARPER 34 YD PASS FROM SEAN GLENNON (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 48 yards.
|TD||14:53||BRANDON FLOWERS 38 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (BRANDON PACE KICK)||0||56|
|TD||5:22||DUANE BROWN 33 YD PASS FROM SEAN GLENNON (BRANDON PACE KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yards.