Posted by Tom Fornelli
It doesn't look like Virginia Tech 's season-long nightmare is over just yet, as the Hokies currently find themselves trailing the East Carolina Pirates 24-21 at halftime in Blacksburg. Making matters worse is the fact that starting running back Ryan Williams has been lost for the rest of the game to a hamstring injury.
ECU's offense doesn't have such problems, as thanks to the arm of Dominique Davis and legs of Jonathan Williams the Pirates were able to amass 278 yards of offense in the first half, all while holding on to the ball for 18 minutes and 12 seconds. The Pirates jumped out to a 10-0 lead on the Hokies in the first quarter before Ryan Williams got the Hokies on the board to cut the lead to 10-7.
The Pirates answered that score by bumping their lead back to ten following a seven-yard touchdown pass by Davis to Dwayne Harris to cap off an 8-play 60-yard drive that took only 1:51 off the clock.
The Hokies then turned the game around, coming up with 14 straight points to take a 21-17 lead with just under six minutes to go in the half, but the Pirates answered with an 80-yard drive to score the go-ahead touchdown with 26 seconds left in the half.
In other words, it's been a back-and-forth affair in Blacksburg, and one that promises to provide an entertaining second half. One that the Hokies desperately need to come away with a victory in.
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