Boxscore
Virginia Tech 26, Arkansas State 7
Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:00 PM
Location - Lane Stadium
Attendance - 66233

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Arkansas State 7 0 0 0 7
Virginia Tech 16 7 3 0 26

Recap


Quarterback Logan Thomas bounced back from a subpar performance, leading No. 12 Virginia Tech to a 26-7 home victory Saturday over Arkansas State.

Thomas completed just 43.6 percent of his passes in the first two games, including an 8-of-20, 91-yard performance last week against East Carolina. But the sophomore completed 21-of-33 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Red Wolves.

Thomas’ 49-yard touchdown to D.J. Coles with 5:30 left in the first quarter gave the Hokies (3-0) their first lead at 9-7. Thomas hit Danny Coale for a 4-yard touchdown with 52 seconds left in the quarter as Virginia Tech pushed its lead to 16-7.

Coale caught seven passes for 128 yards. David Wilson rushed 20 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.

The Red Wolves (1-2) took a 7-0 lead on Ryan Aplin’s 5-yard touchdown run three minutes into the game. Arkansas State wasted a 14-play drive late in the first half, with Brian Davis missing a 30-yard field goal.

Aplin completed 16-of-36 passes for 206 yards. Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley intercepted Aplin twice.

The Hokies play next Saturday at Marshall before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play Oct. 1 at home against Clemson. Arkansas State plays host to Central Arkansas next Saturday.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:59
Arkansas State   TD  Virginia Tech 0 - Arkansas State 7
1st Quarter - 7:25
Virginia Tech   S  Virginia Tech 2 - Arkansas State 7
1st Quarter - 5:30
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 9 - Arkansas State 7
1st Quarter - 0:52
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 16 - Arkansas State 7
2nd Quarter - 4:12
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 23 - Arkansas State 7
3rd Quarter - 9:49
Virginia Tech   FG  Virginia Tech 26 - Arkansas State 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Arkansas State Virginia Tech
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Arkansas State Virginia Tech
Score 7 26
First Downs 15 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 269 427
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-64 40-135
Average/Rush 2.1 3.4
Passing
Comp-Att 16-36 21-33
Passing Yards 205 292
Average/Pass Play 5.3 8.3
Penalties-Yards 6-40 5-51
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 23:15 36:45

PLAYER STATS

Arkansas State (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Aplin 16/36 205 0 2
Virginia Tech (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 21/33 292 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Aplin 13 29 2.2 1
F. Jackson 10 20 2.0 0
D. Lawson 7 12 1.7 0
J. Robertson 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Wilson 21 88 4.2 1
L. Thomas 8 28 3.5 0
J. Oglesby 5 10 2.0 0
D. Coale 1 9 9.0 0
J. Phillips 3 2 0.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Stockemer 3 77 25.7 0
D. Frampton 6 59 9.8 0
J. Jarboe 4 38 9.5 0
F. Jackson 2 22 11.0 0
E. Lucas 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Coale 7 128 18.3 1
D. Coles 2 61 30.5 1
G. George 1 37 37.0 0
J. Boykin 4 29 7.2 0
M. Davis 4 27 6.8 0
D. Wilson 2 7 3.5 0
R. Dunn 1 3 3.0 0
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