A plucky Western Michigan team kept things close for a half, but a strung day on the ground helped the Hokies pull away for the 35-17 homecoming win.
Virginia Tech looks to rebound in their homecoming game as they host Western Michigan.
Somebody has to win the Coastal. On Saturday, Duke heads to Miami thinking, "why not us?"
Virginia Tech will be without Luther Maddy for the next 2-4 weeks as he will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus.