TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP via Hokiesports.com) – Trey Benson ran for a career-best 200 yards, with touchdown runs of 85 and 62 yards, and No. 5 Florida State beat Virginia Tech 39-17 on Saturday.
Benson ran 11 times, averaging 18.2 yards per carry. The junior ran for just 189 yards in the first four games of the season.
Florida State (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) is perfect through five games for the first time since 2015.
Jordan Travis completed 18 of 24 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns, both to Johnny Wilson.
Bhayshul Tuten had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Hokies to cut it 22-17 before the Seminoles scored the final 17 points.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies were able to threaten Florida State in the third quarter, but Virginia Tech punted three times, turned it over on downs and fumbled on five second-half possessions.
Florida State: The Seminoles ran for 282 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Benson had the best rushing game by a Seminole since Dalvin Cook had two 200-yard games in 2016, against South Florida and Syracuse.
Virginia Tech will host Wake Forest on Saturday, for its Maroon Effect theme game. Fans are encouraged to wear their maroon team gear and purchase the official Maroon Effect shirt.