No. 16 Virginia Tech (2-0) at East Carolina (0-2), Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).
Line: Virginia Tech by 20 1/2.
Series record: Virginia Tech leads 14-7.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Hokies are looking to stay unbeaten and add another win to the program’s strong road record under second-year coach Justin Fuente. The Pirates are looking for anything positive after a terrible two-game start that included a lopsided home loss to James Madison, the No. 1-ranked team in FCS.
Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson vs. East Carolina’s beleaguered defense. The redshirt freshman has thrown for 457 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a close win against West Virginia and a shutout of Delaware. Next up is a date with the Pirates, who surrendered 614 yards to James Madison then fell behind 49-3 by halftime against West Virginia — prompting the team to reassign defensive coordinator Kenwick Thompson off the coaching staff.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Virginia Tech: WR Cam Phillips. The 6-foot senior has 13 catches for 228 yards and two scores through the first two games to rank among the Atlantic Coast…