Duke 0

(0-3, 0-2 ACC)

(14) Virginia Tech 36

(3-0, 2-0 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, September 16, 2006

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

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DUKE 0 0 0 00
#14VT 13 10 7 636

Top Performers

Passing: S. Glennon (VT) - 301 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Ore (VT) - 15 CAR, 64 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Clowney (VT) - 4 REC, 120 YDS

No. 14 Virginia Tech holds Duke to 139 yards of offense in rout

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Sean Glennon knew when he went to bed on Friday night that the first play he would call against Duke was likely a home run throw.

"I replayed that about 10 times in my head," the Virginia Tech quarterback said of the deep ball offensive coordinator Brian Stinespring said he would call.

The Hokies, after all, had been very conservative in their first two games, giving the sophomore Glennon, three new linemen and a new backfield a chance to learn.

Glennon hit David Clowney for 60 yards on the first play and the 14th-ranked Hokies were on their way to a 36-0 victory over Duke 36-0 on Saturday.

Glennon finished 15-for-25 for 301 yards with an interception and two touchdowns -- a 17-yarder to Sam Wheeler in the second quarter and 25-yarder to Josh Morgan in the third.

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer also found plenty to be concerned about.

The Hokies (3-0) have won their games by a combined 109-10, but remain virtually untested after beating Division I-AA Northeastern, North Carolina and now Duke.

"There was some good stuff out there, but some stuff we have to work on," Beamer said, listing three 15-yard penalties and two blocked extra points among them.

The offense also was inconsistent early before Glennon started looking deep.

Glennon, who passed for just 66 yards last week at North Carolina, felt like he'd answered his critics the best way he could.

"I can make those throws," he said of the intermediate and deep passes. "A lot of people have been saying that I can't, but I hadn't even thrown them yet."

He didn't have to, either, because of the defense, which was brilliant again. It limited Duke to 139 yards -- just 58 in 41 rushing attempts -- and 12 first downs.

"To come out and allow one touchdown in three games says a lot about our defense, and hopefully gives our offense confidence to go out and play with confidence because they know they have a good defense on their side," rover Aaron Rouse said.

Rouse was called for two of the three 15-yard flags, including one when he leveled Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, knocking him from the game with a concussion.

Rouse said he didn't think the hit was late, but replays showed it was.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," he said. "I hope he's all right."

In all, Duke quarterbacks were 8-for-14 for 81 yards and were sacked eight times.

"I'm lucky to come out in one piece," backup QB Marcus Jones said.

Even with their big opening play, the Hokies need four plays -- and a first down on a penalty -- to punch the ball the last five yards, Brenden Ore finally carrying it in from a yard out. But then they stalled on their next three offensive series, getting only a field goal, before Glennon hit Wheeler down the middle from 17 yards out.

When Glennon added the scoring throw to Morgan in the third quarter, it gave Virginia Tech a 30-0 lead and more points that Duke had total yards -- 25.

Eddie Royal also scored for the Hokies, returning a punt 58 yards, and backup tailback Kenny Lewis added a 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

John Talley had his 12th career interception for the Blue Devils, but the team that has already lost to I-AA Richmond and Wake Forest was overmatched in every way.

"They've got, I think, as good a group of skill athletes as maybe anybody in the country," coach Ted Roof said. "When they get the ball in space, we had a tough time corralling them. They had some big plays, but you have to tackle better."