Virginia Tech Hokies defeat Louisville Cardinals 42-35

Herbert carried the ball 21 times for 147 yards and one touchdown for the Hokies.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Louisville Cardinals with a score of 42-35.

The Hokies started out the game with 21 unanswered points. Quarterback Hendon Hooker scored three times on the ground in the first half. The first being a 6-yard rushing touchdown and then a 3-yard rushing touchdown, all taking place in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Hooker scored off a 1-yard rushing touchdown.

The Cardinals answered back in the second quarter as quarterback Malik Cunningham completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marshon Ford. Near the end of the second quarter, running back Javian Hawkins completed a 90-yard rushing touchdown.

In the fourth quarter, Cunningham completed an 82-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick. Later in the fourth quarter, Louisville scored off a 13-yard rushing touchdown by running back Maurice Burkley.

In the fourth quarter, Hokies running back Khalil Herbert completed a 24-yard rushing touchdown. Louisville answered back with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Cunningham to Hawkins to cut the score to 7 points. Louisville failed to recover the ball on the onside kick which led to a Virginia Tech victory formation and another win to add to their record.

Herbert carried the ball 21 times for 147 yards and one touchdown for the Hokies.

Virginia Tech travels to Lynchburg to play its next opponent, the Liberty University Flames, next Sunday Nov. 7 with kickoff at 12:00 p.m.


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