BLACKSBURG, VA - Georgia Tech rallied from a 16-10 deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat ACC Coastal Division rival Virginia Tech 27-24. Harrison Butker clinched the victory with a 24-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation.
Both teams started slow in the first half with Virginia Tech scoring the game’s first touchdown in the 2nd quarter to take a 13-3 lead. After Georgia Tech’s next drive stalled and resulted in a punt, defensive back Corey Griffin picked off the Hokies' quarterback Michael Brewer to give the offense another shot. Georgia Tech’s subsequent drive resulted in a 70-yard touchdown drive to narrow the score to 13-10. The touchdown drive was highlighted by Justin Thomas’ 18-yard and 19-yard strikes to DeAndre Smelter and Deon Hill respectively. Before the end of the first half, Virginia Tech drove down the field for a 36-yard field goal to close the half at 16-10 in favor of the Hokies.
Georgia Tech’s first possession in the second half ended quickly with a costly fumble at their own own 10-yard line. However the defense stood fast backed up against their own end zone and forced Virginia Tech into a field goal attempt. Chris Milton, who last year earned a reputation as a field goal blocking specialist, came up with another tremendous field goal block off the edge to prevent Virginia Tech from extending their lead to two scores... click here to read the rest and comment