A last-second field goal from Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell tied the game, 17-17, and pushed this season-opening battle into overtime.
Hokie quarterback Logan Thomas drove his offense down the field with only 0:44 remaining to set up Cody Journell with the game-tying field goal.
In what was a defensive battle, the Virginia Tech offense finally came to life midway through the fourth quarter. With around nine minutes remaining in the game, Hokies wide reciever Marcus Davis caught a pass from Thomas and worked his way down the field for a 35-yard gain.
Although Davis had to leave the game with injury on the play, his replacement, Demitri Knowles, caught a 42-yard pass in the endzone on the following play, his first career reception, to put Virginia Tech ahead 14-10.
Georgia Tech then answered. On a 13-play, 72-yard drive that took just over seven minutes and included a scrambling 19-yard pass on a fourth down, the Yellow Jackets took the lead on a Deon Hill 10-yard reception from Tevin Washington with 0:44 remaining. Washington, through the air and on the ground, accounted for 64 of the drive's 72 yards.
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