Vick helps lead Hokies past NC State
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Marcus Vick threw for one touchdown and made several key second-half runs in his first collegiate start Sunday, leading No. 8 Virginia Tech to a 20-16 victory over North Carolina State.
The Hokies avenged their only Atlantic Coast Conference loss from last season, and handed the Wolfpack another disappointing result against a top-10 team.
Mike Imoh added a 5-yard first-quarter touchdown run for the Hokies (1-0).
Jay Davis threw for 311 yards for the Wolfpack (0-1), which had won eight straight openers. The loss drops N.C. State to 1-7 against top-10 teams under sixth-year coach Chuck Amato.
Brandon Pace connected on two field goals and the offense - outgained 438-232 in total yards - kept plugging away at the stout N.C. State defense, which led Division I-A teams in fewest yards allowed in 2004.
No. 12 Louisville 31
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Michael Bush rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and defensive end Elvis Dumervil added a school-record six sacks as No. 12 Louisville held off Kentucky.
Bush scored on runs of 11 yards and 1 yard and helped the Cardinals (1-0) grind out the clock after Kentucky (0-1) rallied within a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
It was Bush's fourth career 100-yard rushing effort, and the Cardinals' sixth win in seven years against their instate rival.
Louisville's heralded sophomore quarterback, Brian Brohm, went 19-of-27 for 179 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in his first collegiate start.
Kentucky rallied from a 28-7 halftime deficit and pulled to 31-24 with 11:52 left on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Andre Woodson to tight end Jacob Tamme.
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