Virginia Tech Football: Hokies Beat the Delaware Blue Hens in Home Opener

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 9: Quarterback Josh Jackson
BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 9: Quarterback Josh Jackson /

No.18 Virginia Tech Hokies have a 2-0 record after a shutout victory in the home-opener over the Delaware Blue Hens.

The Virginia Tech Hokies took home a win after a tough battle against the West Virginia Mountaineers last weekend. The Hokies came out on top again this Saturday with a 27-0 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens at Lane Stadium.

The Hokies made the win look easy, with their defense being too much for the Hens to handle.

As was the story in week one, Josh Jackson did not disappoint for the Hokies. Jackson threw two touchdowns and completed 16 passes for 222 yards; impressive work from a freshmen quarterback.

Jackson and Cam Phillips highlighted the scoring efforts, connecting on a 28-yard post during the fourth quarter. A 24-yard field goal by Joey Slye capped off the day’s scoring, leaving the final score at 27-0.

Another game day star was Greg Stroman. Stroman made Virginia Tech Football history in the first quarter, becoming the first player to have a punt-return touchdown in three consecutive seasons.

Things are still not perfect for Virginia Tech Football, however. In an interview done by ESPN, coach Justin Fuente said, “Obviously, we have a lot of things we need to work on, but I’m proud of them and the way they played.”

Coach Fuente feels the Hokies could improve, he told ESPN, “We missed several opportunities with big plays, we didn’t execute very well.”

However, a win is a win to Hokie fans, who are pumped for the remaining season and the 2-0 record.

Up Next:

College football continues! The Hokies move on in the non-conference schedule against the East Carolina Pirates next Saturday.