Quarterback Logan Thomas tossed two touchdowns as the Virginia Tech Hokies outlasted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 20-17 in Blacksburg, Thursday night in overtime.
With Georgia Tech trailing 17-14, quarterback Tevin Washington led the Jackets on a 72-yard 13 play drive that culminated with a ten yard touchdown pass to Deon Hill with only 44 seconds left in regulation. But the Jacket defense was not able to seal the win as the Hokies traveled 51 yards in only 38 seconds to tie the game on a Cody Journell 41-yard field goal with 6 seconds left.
In the first overtime game in Lane Stadium history the Jackets got the ball first and had their drive end when Tevin Washington threw an interception on third down. Virginia Tech then drove down near the goal and won the game when Journell converted the winning field goal.
Despite the interception Washington had a good game, completing 10 of 16 passes for 96 yards and running 19 times for 63 tough yards. But it wasn't enough as the Hokies had the answers to the questions when it became winning time late in the game and overtime.
The Jackets will have a shorr turnaround before their next game as they host Presbyterian Saturday at 7 p.m.