Monday, September 3, 2012
Virginia Tech 20, Georgia Tech 17, OT
By Andrea Adelson
After a giving fans a snoozer through three quarters, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech ended up delivering some major drama. In the end, the No. 16 Hokies survived 20-17 in overtime. Now does this mean the Hokies end up winning the Coastal? The rest of the season awaits.
Here is an instant analysis.
It was over when: Cody Journell nailed an 18-yard field goal in overtime. Journell was lucky to get his spot back on this team after an offseason arrest, but coach Frank Beamer was convinced he deserved a second chance. Not only did Journell make the game winner in overtime, he made a 41-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to send the game into the extra period.
Game ball goes to: Journell gets one. So does cornerback Kyle Fuller. Why? He had perhaps the biggest defensive play of the game when he intercepted Tevin Washington near the goal line in overtime. The Yellow Jackets were in field goal range on the first possession of the extra period, but Washington panicked after he was forced to scramble on third down. Fuller was there, giving Virginia Tech possession. You should also note his brother, Corey, had a huge fourth-down catch to set up the field goal that sent the game into overtime.
Stat of the game: 23. The teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 7. But Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech ended up scoring a combined 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.