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Special teams spark No. 15 Hokies over Austin Peay

4:34 PM, Sep 8, 2012   |    comments
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech used two big plays in the punt return game to overcome a lethargic offensive start and the No. 15 Hokies beat Austin Peay 42-7 Saturday.

Kyshoen Jarrett's 46-yard punt return set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Michael Holmes to give the Hokies a 7-0 lead.

Still not clicking on offense, especially in the running game, Virginia Tech (2-0) got a momentum-building punt block by Tony Gregory midway through the second period. Five plays later, Logan Thomas scored on a 1-yard sneak.

A 30-yard touchdown pass from Thomas to Corey Fuller with 26 seconds left in the half made it 21-0, and the rout of an overmatched FCS opponent was on.

Austin Peay (0-2) got its lone score on Terrence Oliver's 10-yard run.

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