Virginia Tech Hokies beat Richmond Spiders, 21-10

It was the first time the Hokies have played Richmond since 1986

Virginia Tech football (WSLS 10)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – In Saturday’s college football game, Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) beat the Richmond Spiders (2-2), 21-10.

It was the first time the Hokies have played Richmond since 1986.

This game comes after a devastating loss against the West Virginia Mountaineers last week. In the rivalry game, the Hokies fell to the Mountaineers, 27-21, with the Mountaineers winning the battle for the Black Diamond Trophy. The loss also knocked the Hokies out of the AP Top 25.

[No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies falls to West Virginia Mountaineers, 27-21]

In this Saturday’s game, Virginia Tech Hokies looked to start a homestand with a win against the Richmond Spiders.

In the first quarter, we saw Virginia Tech Hokies Quarterback Braxton Burmeister pass to Tre Turner for 10 yards, scoring a touchdown.

Then in the second quarter, Richmond tied the game with Savon Smith taking it 16 yards to the house.

But Virginia Tech quickly counteracted with Tayvion Robinson completing a 60-yard punt return, putting the score at 14-7.

After halftime, we saw a nice opening drive from the Spiders with Richmond Spiders placekicker Jake Larson making a 38-yard field goal to cut Virginia Tech’s lead to 14-10.

But the Hokies said not so fast. With just 5:08 minutes left in the third quarter, Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Connor Blumrick ran for one yard for a touchdown.

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