Hokies Hold on to Beat Georgia Tech 17-10
Atlanta - Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its fourth straight win over Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1), sixth in the last seven games. Thomas now has 16 games with a TD pass and rushing TD since the start of the 2011 season, the most among active FBS players in that span. Virginia Tech's defense, led by defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins, stopped running back David Sims on back-to-back plays, including a fourth-and-2 run midway through the fourth quarter.
Cody Journell was wide left on a 25-yard field goal for Virginia Tech with 5:37 remaining to keep Georgia Tech's hopes alive. Kendall Fuller intercepted Vad Lee's fourth-down pass from near midfield to clinch the win.
Georgia Tech's fourth-ranked rushing offense was held to 129 yards -- more than 200 yards below its average. The Hokies are now 9-and-1 in their ACC openers since joining the league in 2004.