Cincinnati Scores Late To Stun Virginia Tech 27-24
Despite scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter, the Virginia Tech team fell 27-24 against Cincinnati at FedEx Field.
The Hokies (3-2, 1-0 ACC) are now 0-3 all time at the Redskins Stadium.
With just 1:49 remaining in the game, Logan Thomas threw a 56 yard pass to Corey Fuller for a touchdown to give Tech a 24-20 lead, but the time on the clock left a window of opportunity for the Bearcats.
Cincinnati had no timeouts, but that didn't stop them from marching 85 yards to score the game winning touchdown with only 13 seconds on the clock.
Munchie Legaux threw a 39-yard game winner to Damon Julian over cornerback Kyle Fuller to seal the deal.
Junior linebacker Jack Tyler had 11 tackles for the Hokies.
"Based on how we played the first couple quarters and how we were basically shutting down everything I thought we had it," says Tyler. "The crowd was into it. We all thought we were going to win. They just made a big play."
Fuller says, "I'll definitely learn from this outcome. I'll work harder than I've ever done before for the rest of this season so this doesn't happen again."
"Usually he makes that play," says head coach Frank Beamer. "We're in a good coverage and it is what it is and we've got to move on."
Virginia Tech's defense limited the Bearcats running attack 103 yards on the ground, while the QB Legaux torched the Hokies secondary for 376 yards.
Tech returns to action Saturday at UNC at 12:30.
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