In Saturday's night Sportscast, Virginia Tech beat East Carolina 54-17. Quarterback Jerod Evans threw for a career high 282 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for career best 92 yards. Hokies' special teams returned a punt for a touchdown, blocked a punt and field goal attempt in the win.
UVA won their first game under Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall 49-35 over Central Michigan. Quarterback Kurt Benkert threw five touchdowns, first time that's happened since 2002. UVA led 28-0 before CMU tied it in the 4th quarter. Benkert then hit Olamide Zaccheaus for an 82 yard touchdown that proved to be the dagger.
At Robins Stadium, former Hermitage standout Brian Brown became the all-time leader in receiving yards at Richmond as the Spiders beat Colgate 38-31. Brown needed 72 yards to break the school record, he had seven catches for 148 yards and two touchdown. He now has 3,178 yards surpassing Tre Gray, who is second on the list with 3,101 yards. Also in the Spiders win, former Henrico star Xavier Goodall rushed for a career high 127 yards and a touchdown. He became the first freshman to break the century mark in a game since 1991.
JMU rallied at Maine 31-20. Running back Khalid Abdullah rushed for a career high 172 yards in the win.
William and Mary suffered their first conference lost of the year to Elon 27-10. Tribe quarterback Steve Cluely threw for 231 yards but was picked off three times in the loss.
Virginia State suffered their first loss of the season at Winston-Salem State 35-14. The Trojans only threw for 138 yards on 13 of 32 passing and had two turnovers.