No. 17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech: 3 keys for the Hokies

Head coach Justin Fuente of Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech drove to the Georgia Tech 23 on its first possession but had to settle for Joey Slye's 41-yard field goal. Marshall capped the drive off six plays later with a touchdown and the lead was 14-3. The Yellow Jackets then completed another pass in the fourth quarter for 80 yards which ultimately gave them the victory.

Sure, the Hokies held the Yellow Jackets under their season average, but that doesn't excuse the fact that they essentially didn't have to worry about the pass and were still gashed on the ground. "We felt like we had an opportunity with as good of a look as we were going to get to go win the game".

Virginia Tech (7-3, 3-3) got 153 yards passing from Jackson, who completed 14 of 26. That was just one of multiple big plays for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall completed just two passes all game vs. Virginia Tech Saturday.

To attempt the play, Virginia Tech subbed in backup quarterback AJ Bush and attempted a quarterback run. "That's just the way we're built right now".

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Shegog knocked the ball away from Yellow Jackets returner Brad Stewart, and three Virginia Tech players were around the ball in what turned out to be a mad scrum.

Another failed two-point conversation left the score there with 7:27 remaining. After two negative yardage plays, Georgia Tech took to the air on third and 18. We hold each other to a high standard and we knew today we had to make one more play than they did. After the loss on Saturday, head coach Justin Fuente was asked about how the offense can get things going and become more explosive.

"We're trying to stay on a number, Fuente said. It's a great win and it gets us to win No. 5". "Everything we did was a struggle offensively and we had a couple opportunities there to go freaking win the game and we took those". Virginia Tech plays its final home game on Saturday against Pitt.

Fans on message boards and social media are debating decisions to go for it on fourth down early in the game, going for two points twice and throwing the ball on the final drive when only a yard was needed for a first down. "I could have gave him (Phillips) a better ball on the second one", he said. Virginia Tech is 0-2 against teams now ranked in top-10 this year but 7-0 against all other competition. But Tyrie Jackson and Horne answered with back-to-back layups as the Hokies closed on a run for a 52-42 halftime lead.

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