Virginia Tech Off To Worst Start In 20 Years After Loss To UNC

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Virginia Tech (3-3, 1-1) hit a new low after losing for the third time in the last four games as they fell 48-34 against North Carolina Saturday.

The Hokies haven't had three losses this early in the season since 1992.

Each team put 14 points on the scoreboard within the first few minutes, as Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas ran in a 13-yard touchdown, and UNC immediately responded with Sean Tapley's 94-yard kickoff return tying the game at 7-7.

But the Hokies would have to settle for field goals in the second quarter, which allowed North Carolina to pull ahead with rushing touchdowns from Giovani Bernard and A.J. Blue.

Late in the game, there were bursts of excitement from Virginia Tech as they got up-field 90 yards in five plays, and scored on a 66-yard connection from Logan Thomas to Corey Fuller for a touchdown.

Thomas fired to Fuller once again for a two point conversion to cut the lead to 11, but UNC answered in the next drive though with a 40 yard field goal.

Logan Thomas was 26 of 49 for 354 yards.

The Hokies will return to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg next Saturday to take on the Duke Blue Devils at 12:30 p.m.