Georgia Tech upsets #17 Virginia Tech, 28-22

Henrietta Brewer
November 12, 2017

Virginia Tech dropped to 7-3 (3-3) on the year, while Georgia Tech improved to 5-4 (4-3). After finally winning a close one, the Jackets are one win from bowl eligibility.

"We're trying to stay on the number", Fuente said. However, the Hokies stalled once again, this time at the 8-yard line.

"It was their No. 1 guy and they're going to go at me when they see fresh blood out there", Kerr said.

It took Virginia Tech almost three quarters to show some life offensively, but the game got interesting late. Instead of settling for a field goal attempt, head coach Justin Fuente rolled the dice and went for it with AJ Bush at quarterback.

Virginia Tech had one last chance, starting at its 26 with 6:21 left. The score set off a huge celebration on the Georgia Tech sidelines, with most of the players surrounding the popular player and offering their congratulations.

Marshall also had a pair of short touchdown runs. "We felt like we had an opportunity with as good of a look as we were going to get to go win the game". Marshall's only other completion of the game was a 60-yard touchdown pass to Brad Stewart - his first career touchdown.

It's what Georgia Tech does game in and game out. After two negative yardage plays, Georgia Tech took to the air on third and 18.

Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, the Virginia Tech made a decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 at the 8, instead of taking a chip-shot field.

Even though Stewart had started 25 games, it was the first scoring catch of his 34-game career.

Johnson said execution was the difference for the offense in Saturday's win, which racked up 401 total yards including 261 on the ground against the No. 1 defense in the Atlantic Coast Conference and ended a two-game losing streak. "Everything we did was a struggle offensively and we had a couple opportunities there to go freaking win the game and we took those. I could have gave him (Phillips) a better ball on the second one", he said. The Hokies will try to bounce back next week against Pittsburgh at Lane Stadium.

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