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.