College football is back and so far, is living up to the hype.
In a showdown at FedEx Field, the Hokies and Mountaineers met for four thrilling quarters of grit and grind, slug it out, end of summer football. In the end, though, it would be the Hokies who'd come out on top after holding the Mountaineers out of the end zone in the game's final seconds.
They'd earn the 31-24 victory to begin the season 1-0.
Highlights from West Virginia's 31-24 loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday evening at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. pic.twitter.com/0GyvllH8U8— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) September 4, 2017
Tech's freshman quarterback, Josh Jackson, had a phenomenal debut, completing 15-of-26 for 235 yards with one touchdown through the air. He also was Tech's leading rusher, finishing with 11 carries for 101 yards and one TD on the ground.
He was a force all evening long for the Mountaineers defense, and largely, there was nothing WVU could do. Sunday night, Jackson was just bigger, stronger, and faster.
Josh Jackson is VT's first frosh QB to start for #Hokies since Tyrod Taylor in '07.. First to start season opener since Michael Vick in '99— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN) September 4, 2017
Tech seems to have a star in the making playing under center. The team rode Jackson's back to a thrilling win Sunday, and we're likely to see more of the same as the year presses on.
Next, Tech is headed back home to welcome in Delaware for their official home opener, and you just know the stadium's going to be rocking coming off the heels of a big win.