Friday, November 5, 2010

ACC Thursday Night Football: No. 20 VIRGINIA TECH 28, GEORGIA TECH 21

David Wilson

Yet another late rally, a kick return and a last gasp interception carry uneven Virginia Tech to victory while Georgia Tech completes two (not a misprint – two) passes the entire game after losing their star quarterback. As they say in golf: There are no pictures on the scorecard – thankfully, so, if you’re a Hokie fan. GT has to be kicking themselves this morning for not pulling off the upset.

David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play to give the Hokies a late lead. Wilson's return came on the kickoff right after the Yellow Jackets tied the score at 21 each. The Hokies (7-2, 5-0 ACC) remain in control of their fate in the ACC's Coastal Division. It was Virginia Tech's seventh consecutive victory after losing to Boise State and 2005 NCAA Division IAA Football National Champion James Madison.

The Yellow Jackets (5-4, 3-3), played the second half without quarterback Josh Nesbitt, who was injured late in the first half trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception at Virginia Tech's 1. The injury was to his right forearm, the school said, and came after he led one scoring drive, then ran 71 yards for another touchdown.

The game marked the 200th game for Bud Foster as Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator/co-coordinator. He was the co-coordinator in 1995 and took over in 1996, a position he has held since.

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