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Despite Strong first half, MTSU loses at NO.19 Virginia Tech.

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

By: Seth Tackett

MT Sports Reporter

The Blue Raiders fought hard and kept it close in the first half, but NO. 19 Virginia Tech’s strong second half performance proved too much for MTSU.

Middle Tennessee struggled offensively in the first quarter, gaining less than 20 total yards of offense. Virginia Tech gained 76 yards for the quarter and scored a touchdown when quarterback Braxton Burmeister connected with wide receiver Tayvion Robinson.

Virginia Tech would extend their lead in the Second quarter when quarterback Connor Blumrick scored a two-yard rushing touchdown. The Blue raiders would answer with a 11 play, 75-yard drive capped off with quarterback Bailey Hockman completing a five-yard touchdown pass to CJ Windham.

That would leave the score at 14-7 going into halftime with either team still able to take control of the game.

Virginia Tech would be that team. They went on to score 21 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. MTSU scored late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Chase Cunningham hit wide receiver Marquel Tinsley for a six-yard touchdown.

The final score for the game was 35-14. MTSU fell to 1-1 on the season and travels to UTSA for their next game. Virginia Tech improves to 2-0 and will play instate rival West Virginia next week at home in Blacksburg.


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