Cody Journell hit an 18-yard field goal in overtime to give the #16 Virginia Tech football team a 20-17 win over Georgia Tech in their season opener Monday night.
Journell also connected on a 41-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to send the game to OT.
The Yellow Jackets got the ball first in overtime, but Hokies junior cornerback Kyle Fuller picked off a wild throw by Tevin Washington to end the Georgia Tech possession, and set up the game-winning field goal.
Overtime had seemed unlikely with time ticking down in the 4th quarter, as the Yellow Jackets capped off a 13-play, 6:56 minute drive with a Washington to Deon Hill touchdown pass with just 44 seconds left to play.
However, Junior Logan Thomas moved Virginia Tech into position for Journell's tying kick by connecting with Corey Fuller on two 20+ yard passing plays.
Thomas was 21-of-38 for 230-yards and 2 touchdowns in the game.
Fuller and Marcus Davis each had 82 yards receiving, while former Harrisonburg star Michael Holmes led the Hokies with 13 carries for 60 yards rushing.
The Virginia Tech defense held Georgia Tech to 192 yards rushing on 55 carries, for an average of 3.5 yards per carry.
The winner of this game has represented the ACC Coastal Division in the conference championship game in each of the last seven years.
Virginia Tech (1-0, 1-0 ACC) will be back in action Saturday at home at 1:30 against Austin Peay.
Sunday, December 8 2013 2:59 PM EST2013-12-08 19:59:33 GMT
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