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By BJ Bennett
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Virginia Tech wins the Commonwealth Cup 52-10 over Virginia.

1. Virginia Tech clinched the ACC Coastal Division with North Carolina's loss to North Carolina State on Friday. The Hokies added an exclamation point on Saturday. Hosting rival Virginia, Virginia Tech moved to 9-3 on the season with a 52-10 victory. In their most complete game of the year, the Hokies outgained the Cavaliers 579 total yards to 247. Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech will head to Orlando to meet Clemson with considerable momentum.

2. Defense ruled the day for the Hokies. Virginia Tech held the Cavaliers to just 3.9 yards per pass, 3.5 yards per rush and 3-of-16 on third down tries. The Hokies forced three turnovers, with Andrew Motuapuaka returning a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown, also recording an interception. In addition to the takeaways, Virginia Tech forced ten Virginia punts. 

3. Another game, another productive day for quarterback Jerrod Evans. He completed 16-of-27 passes for 254 yards and two scores, adding 38 yards and a touchdown rushing. Evans now has 26 passing scores and eight rushing touchdowns on the season. Entering the ACC Championship Game, he has scored a touchdown in every game this fall. 

4. Senior fullback Sam Rogers, of the win-at-Ohio State fame, recorded the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. He ran 15 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns, including the first score of the game, throwing in a 30-yard reception for good measure.

5. In his final college game, Virginia's Taquan Mizzell ran for 113 yards. He ends his very productive career with 2,068 rushing yards and 192 receptions.

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