Blacksburg - E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and No. 8 Florida State escaped Blacksburg with a 28-22 ACC win Thursday night.
The Seminoles (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland on Nov. 17 of securing a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 1.
The Hokies (4-6, 2-4) lost for the fifth time in six games and will have to beat Boston College and Virginia in their final regular season games to qualify for a bowl game for the 20th straight year.
The Hokies had gone ahead 22-20 on Cody Journell's 21-yard field goal with 2:19 remaining. But the Seminoles had plenty of time left on the clock to mount a game-winning drive, and that's exactly what they did. Tech's Logan Thomas threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score.