Series Snapshot: Virginia Tech versus Duke – VT hokiesports.com

BLACKSBURG – In its final home game of the 2021 season, Virginia Tech football plays host to Duke for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff Saturday on ACC Network. The game will mark the 29th all-time meeting between the programs.

The Hokies (4-5, 2-3 ACC) met the Blue Devils (3-6, 0-5 ACC) last season at Wallace Wade Stadium and returned to Blacksburg after earning a 38-31 victory. QB Braxton Burmeister threw for 163 yards with a 12-yard touchdown, while rushing for 43 yards and two TDs in the win. RB Khalil Herbert carried the ball 19 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns. DEs Amaré Barno and Emmanuel Belmar combined for 5.0 sacks (-35.0 yards) and Barno forced a fumble in the game.  
The series dates back to 1937 with Tech holding an 18-10 advantage. The Hokies are 4-1 against the Blue Devils under head coach Justin Fuente. In Lane Stadium, the Hokies hold an 8-3 advantage and are also 14-3 vs. Duke since joining the ACC. This marks the 18th straight season the Hokies and Blue Devils face off on the gridiron.
Nov. 15, 2014 – Virginia Tech 17, Duke 16
The Hokies upset the No. 19 Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium after erasing a 10-point deficit to earn their fifth win of the season. Trailing 10-0 after the first quarter, QB Michael Brewer hit WR Isaiah Ford for a 10-yard TD to cut Duke’s lead to three points at halftime. Duke would kick two field goals in the third quarter, but that would be all the points the Blue Devils would get as K Joey Slye made it a 16-10 game with a 35-yard field goal entering the fourth quarter. The Hokies forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Brewer hit TE Bucky Hodges for the game-winning 15-yard TD minutes later. Tech’s current assistant director for player personnel Kyshoen Jarrett led the team with 13 tackles in the win, including 1.0 TFL and a forced fumble.
Nov. 22, 2008 – Virginia Tech 14, Duke 3
Virginia Tech Athletics will be honoring the VT Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 at this Saturday’s game. One of this year’s inductees, Macho Harris, had a 23-yard interception return TD to seal Tech’s 2008 win over Duke in Lane Stadium. The pick was Harris’ second of the game as he and Stephan Virgil combined for four picks on a day that the Hokies’ defense prevented the Blue Devils from reaching the end zone. QB Sean Glennon connected with WR Jarrett Boykin on a 19-yard pass for Tech’s first TD of the game to take a 7-3 lead at halftime. The teams would play a nearly scoreless second half before Harris scored the insurance TD with 1:23 remaining. 
Individual game tickets are still available for Tech’s final remaining home game against Duke (Nov. 13). Click here to find tickets.

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