It was not the start that the Virginia Tech football team was hoping for against fifth-ranked Florida State Saturday afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Seminoles dominated the opening quarter, jumping out to a 22-0 lead before the Hokies even picked up a first down.
After allowing three scoring drives on Florida State’s first three possessions, the Hokies defense settled down held FSU scoreless in the second quarter and their offense woke up and started moving the ball.
In the second quarter, the Hokies put together their best drive in the game against a very talented defense, converting four fourth downs, and finished off the drive with an incredible touchdown run by running back Bhayshul Tuten.
The North Carolina A&T transfer was running hard in between the tackles against the Seminoles in the quarter and also getting to the outside. Facing a second-and-goal from the Florida State 5-yard line, Tuten took a pitch from quarterback Kyron Drones, was able to get to the outside and made an insane leap over a Seminoles defender, and landed on his feet in the end zone to bring the Hokies within 22-10 at halftime.
What a big drive for Virginia Tech to finish it off with a touchdown, something they didn’t do on their previous drive and had to settle for a field goal. Trailing by 12 at halftime and getting the ball to begin the second half is a much better spot for the Hokies to be in than where they could have been after the first quarter.