Top 25 College Football: Hokies hang onBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play and No. 20 Virginia Tech held on to beat Georgia Tech 28-21 on Thursday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play and No. 20 Virginia Tech held on to beat Georgia Tech 28-21 on Thursday night.
Wilson’s return came on the kickoff right after the Yellow Jackets tied it, allowing the Hokies (7-2, 5-0 ACC) to overcame a sloppy effort and remain in control of their fate in the ACC’s Coastal Division. It was Virginia Tech’s seventh consecutive victory.
The Yellow Jackets (5-4, 3-3), played the second half without quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, who was injured late in the first half trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception at Virginia Tech’s 1. The injury was to his right forearm, the school said, and came after he led one scoring drive, then ran 71 yards for another touchdown.
Still, they gave the Hokies all they could handle.
The Yellow Jackets fell behind 21-14 with 6:34 to play on Tyrod Taylor’s 2-yard pass to Andre Smith, but they immediately answered behind backup quarterback Tevin Washington.