Michael Brewer completed 23 of 30 passes for 251 yards, with two touchdowns to lead Virginia Tech to a 34-9 season-opening victory over William & Mary on Saturday.
Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech who won the starting job a week ago, completed passes to nine different receivers, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.
Freshman kicker Joey Slye kicked field goals of 20 and 27 yards for the Hokies.
Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four of five spanning the first and second halves. Brewer’s pass to Hodges and Slye’s 20-yard field goal gave the Hokies a 17-6 lead at halftime, and then Slye’s 27-yarder made it 20-6.
Shai McKenzie’s 39-yard touchdown run two possessions later gave the Hokies a 27-9 lead. McKenzie led Tech with 106 yards on nine carries, as the Hokies rushed for 222 yards.
William & Mary finished with just 193 yards of total offense.