Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 21

(2-4, 1-3 away)

Virginia Tech 45

(4-2, 2-2 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 7 0 0 1421
VT 7 17 7 1445

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 266 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Taylor (VT) - 9 CAR, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Harris (CMU) - 5 REC, 101 YDS, 2 TD

QB Tyrod Taylor accounts for three TDs to power Virginia Tech

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Quarterback Tyrod Taylor rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Virginia Tech past Central Michigan 45-21 on Saturday.

The Hokies (4-2), who have won four straight since losing their first two games, scored 38 unanswered points after the Chippewas (2-4) scored on the game's opening possession.

Taylor, who broke Bryan Randall's school record with his 27th win as a starting quarterback, scored on a 72-yard run on Virginia Tech's second play from scrimmage. The Hokies took the lead early in the second quarter, finishing a 67-yard drive with Darren Evans' 6-yard touchdown run.

Evans' score was the first of three straight scoring drives in the second quarter by Virginia Tech.

A 30-yard field goal by Chris Hazley gave the Hokies a 17-7 lead, and then Taylor connected with tight end Andre Smith for a 7-yard score with 7 minutes left in the first half.

Virginia Tech put the game away in the second half by scoring two touchdowns in a 3:01 span bridging the third and fourth quarters.

Taylor scored on a 15-yard run with 2:16 to go in the third quarter and David Wilson scored on a 68-yard run with 14:15 left in the game for a 38-7 Hokies lead.

Taylor led Virginia Tech with 288 yards of total offense. He rushed for 127 yards on nine carries was 13-for-23 for 161 yards and the touchdown.

The game marked Taylor's sixth 100-yard rushing performance of his career, tying the school record for 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback previously held by Bob Schweickert in 1962-64.

Central Michigan scored all of its touchdowns on passes by quarterback Ryan Radcliff. He hit Jerry Harris on a 23-yard score on the first drive of the game and then connected with Harris for an 8-yard score with 10:45 remaining. Radcliff's final touchdown pass came on a 19-yarder to Kito Poblah with 1:22 remaining.

Radcliff was 21-for-48 for 266 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception. Paris Cotton rushed for 105 yards on 21 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
VT
1st Downs2117
Total Yards401394
Passing266164
Rushing135230
Penalties5-455-45
3rd Down Conversions7-200-8
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession35:4724:13

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff21/482665.531
Virginia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taylor13/231617.010

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cotton211055.0043
Volny22110.5018
Virginia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor912714.1272
Wilson78412.0168

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris510120.2236
Blackburn24321.5024
Virginia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boykin811714.6039
Evans11414.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUVT
TD09:15Jerry Harris 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (Richie Hogan Kick) 70
TD08:33Tyrod Taylor 72 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCMUVT
TD13:33Darren Evans 6 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 714
FG10:54Chris Hazley 30 Yd 717
TD07:11Andre Smith 7 Yd Pass From Tyrod Taylor (Chris Hazley Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERCMUVT
TD02:16Tyrod Taylor 15 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 731
FOURTH QUARTERCMUVT
TD14:15David Wilson 68 Yd Run (Chris Hazley Kick) 738
TD10:45Jerry Harris 8 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (Richie Hogan Kick) 1438
TD04:55Jayron Hosley 80 Yd Punt Return (Chris Hazley Kick) 1445
TD01:22Kito Poblah 19 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (Richie Hogan Kick) 2145