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ATLANTA (HokieSports.com) – Logan Thomas threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, and Kendall Fuller’s interception in the waning moments sealed a great performance by Virginia Tech’s defense, as the Hokies knocked offGeorgia Tech 17-10 on Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium in the ACCopener for both teams.
With the win, the Hokies moved to 4-1 overall on the season, while Georgia Tech fell to 3-1. The Hokies have won six of their past seven meetings with the Yellow Jackets.
Having won three games in 12 days – including two on the road – Virginia Tech finds itself in a pretty good position entering the season’s halfway point. The Hokies have nine days to prepare for their next opponent, North Carolina, a game that marks the first of three straight home games. Plus, the Hokies should get standout cornerback Antone Exum back for that game.
“That locker room feels real good about ourselves right now,” mike linebacker Jack Tyler said. “But the problem with that is, like Coach [Bud] Foster says, when you start feeling good about yourself, that’s when you get knocked off. We can feel good tonight and maybe the next couple of days until we come back on Sunday and start preparing for UNC. But that’s another big-time game that we’re going to have to play well to win.”
Tyler and the rest of his defensive teammates answered the call against Georgia Tech’s option offense, holding the Yellow Jackets to just 129 yards rushing. The Hokies also made the big plays late in the fourth quarter, including a fourth-down stop and then Fuller’s interception.