- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 8, 2011


When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, N.C.

TV/radio: CSN, FM-106.7, AM-1580

Breakdown: Virginia Tech leads series 11-5 and won last year’s meeting in Blacksburg 49-27. Hokies coach Frank Beamer seeks his 200th victory at his alma mater (and the 242nd of his career). David Wilson rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns in Virginia Tech’s lopsided opening win, and could be in for a fine day against a Pirate team that ranked among the nation’s worst (117th against the run, 119th in scoring defense, 120th in total yardage allowed) in stopping anybody last season. Quarterback Dominique Davis threw for 260 yards and four touchdowns (on 56 attempts) in East Carolina’s 56-37 loss to South Carolina.

VIRGINIA (1-0) at INDIANA (0-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.

TV/radio: Big Ten Network, AM-570

Breakdown: Virginia leads series 1-0 and won the lone meeting 47-7 in 2009. The Cavaliers seek their first 2-0 start since 2005, which is also the last year they won their road opener. Virginia used 12 true freshmen in their opener against William & Mary, and redshirt freshman Kevin Parks rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns in his debut. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson endured a dubious debut last week as the Hoosiers lost 27-20 to Ball State. Demarlo Belcher had 101 receiving yards and a touchdown in the defeat. Virginia is 5-11 all-time against current Big Ten schools.


When: 7 p.m.

Where: L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Ky.

TV/radio: ESPN3.com, AM-1500, AM-1050, FM-104.3

Breakdown: Navy leads series 1-0 and won the lone meeting 38-22 in 2009. The Midshipmen handled Delaware in their opener but must play their road opener against a Hilltoppers team that held Kentucky to 190 total yards in a 14-3 loss. Navy rushed for 391 yards (tied with Air Force nationally for the most in the season’s first week), with quarterback Kriss Proctor collecting 176 yards and three touchdowns. Nose guard Jared Marks is expected to return after a one-game suspension for the opener. Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey led the country with 340 carries last season and had 28 rushes for 105 yards last week.

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