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Virginia Tech gets past bad snaps, thumps No. 17 North Carolina 34-3

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Hokies had a few mistakes themselves, but made the most of those by North Carolina, turning them into 20 points in a big road win.

Going into Saturday, the biggest storyline was Hurricane Matthew. And its effects were certainly felt, with 10 combined fumbles between North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Each team lost two.

But the biggest difference was how the Hokies capitalized on those mistakes by the Tar Heels. And how they forced errors by junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who entered the game with the highest completion percentage in the country and no interceptions.

Virginia Tech certainly got to Trubisky. It picked off two of his passes and coupled with North Carolina's two fumbles, scored 20 points off turnovers.

It was a big win in the Hokies' first true road game of the season. And it certainly puts them in the conversation as ACC title contenders.

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