CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia Tech was eliminated from ACC Coastal Division title contention as pregame lineups were being announced Saturday at Scott Stadium. The Hokies did not lose focus, however, and handled their business in a 16-6 victory over in-state rival Virginia. Virginia Tech had a chance to back into the ACC championship game, but it needed Duke to lose earlier in the day against North Carolina. That plan fell through, however, when the Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels to claim the Coastal Division crown. With pride and a winning streak against their despised rivals on the line, the Hokies gained 364 total yards and notched their 10th consecutive victory over the Cavaliers. It's the longest winning streak for either team in the series. Hokies freshman walk-on kicker Eric Kristensen made a career-high three field goals, including a career-high 38-yarder in the second quarter. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas completed 13-of-29 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown. Four of those completions went to sophomore wide receiver Demitri Knowles, who had a career-high 101 receiving yards. Hokies tailback Trey Edmunds rushed for 93 yards on 11 carries before coming out of the game early in the fourth quarter because of a right ankle injury. Edmunds also had a 26-yard touchdown reception, the only touchdown scored by either team. Virginia Tech held an opponent without a touchdown for the second time this season. Virginia had only 285 total yards of total offense, 120 of which came in a scoreless second half. The Hokies were shut out of the end zone for much of the first half before Thomas completed a dump-off pass to Edmunds, who broke a tackle by Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero and ran the rest of the way for a 26-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left until halftime. It was Edmunds' second touchdown reception of the season. Before that, Kristensen provided all the offense for the Hokies with field goals of 22, 30 and 38 yards. The Cavaliers couldn't get in the end zone either, settling instead for Alec Vozenilek's field goals of 36 and 29 yards. NOTES: Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas made his 39th consecutive start, breaking the school record for consecutive starts by a quarterback set by Bryan Randall from 2001-04. ... Virginia RB Kevin Parks rushed for 101 yards to become the school's first 1,000-yard back since Alvin Pearman in 2004. ... Hokies freshman RB Sam Rogers, who was a quarterback in high school, completed his first career pass in the first quarter to Thomas. It was Thomas' second career catch, as he had a touchdown against Wake Forest as a freshman in 2010. ... Virginia Tech has scored in 242 straight games. It's tied for the 12th-longest scoring streak in NCAA Division I history. ... Virginia TE Jake McGee had a season-long 38-yard reception in the first quarter. ... The teams combined for five first-half field goals. The most combined field goals in a Virginia Tech-Virginia game with Frank Beamer as coach of the Hokies was six in a 42-23 victory by the Cavaliers in 1994.
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