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Virginia Tech upsets #10 North Carolina 17-10 in season opener

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Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 1:02 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Tech defense forced three turnovers, and the Hokies upset #10 North Carolina 17-10 in their season opener on Friday night at Lane Stadium.

Quarterback Braxton Burmeister rushed for one touchdown, and passed for another, as Tech jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st half.

The defense limited UNC quarterback Sam Howell and the potent Tar Heels’ attack to 354 yards of Total Offense, and they were 2-of-10 on Third Down in the game.

The victory is the Hokies’ first against a Top Ten opponent since 2014.

Virginia Tech (1-0) will be back in action at home against Middle Tennessee State next Saturday.

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