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Virginia Tech shuts out Delaware in the Hokies' home opener

Virginia Tech shuts out Delaware

Greg Stroman returned a punt for a touchdown and Josh Jackson threw two scoring passes to carry No. 18 Virginia Tech to a 27-0 victory over Delaware on Saturday.
    
Stroman broke a scoreless game late in the first quarter when he fielded a punt, made a nice cut to dodge a would-be tackler and went untouched for a 61-yard touchdown. He became the first player in Virginia Tech history to return a punt for a touchdown in three consecutive seasons.
    
The Hokies (2-0), coming off a last-second win over West Virginia, struggled offensively for much of the game, but got scoring strikes of 4 and 28 yards from Jackson. The latter one went to Cam Phillips, who broke free on a post pattern to give the Hokies breathing room in the fourth quarter.
    
Jackson completed 16 of 27 passes for 222 yards.
    
Delaware (1-1) squandered two scoring opportunities - one on a drive that ended in an interception and the other when Frank Raggo's 28-yard field-goal attempt hit the right upright.


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