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Hokies Lose to #8 Florida State 26-22

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E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and No. 8 Florida State survived a scare to beat Virginia Tech 28-22 on Thursday night.

 The Seminoles (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland on Nov. 17 of securing a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 1.

 The Hokies (4-6, 2-4) lost for the fifth time in six games and will have to beat Boston College and Virginia in their final regular season games to qualify for a bowl game for the 20th straight year.

Hokie junior defensive back Antone Exum says, "It's heartbreaking. You never want to lose like that, especially when you put everything out there on the line, and leave everything on the field. I don't have any doubt that anybody on the defense or the offense didn't give their 100% tonight, so it's very disappointing. But in life, disappointing things happen, so you have to bounce back."

Frank Beamer says "I'm proud of our football team. We can't get the thing totally bouncing our way. But we had the lead, and couldn't hold it."

VA Tech quarterback Logan Thomas says"After a loss like this, the first thing you want to do it get back on the field. That's the way I feel, and I hope that's the way the other guys feel as well."

The Hokies had gone ahead 22-20 on Cody Journell's 21-yard field goal with 2:19 remaining. The kick capped a 52-yard drive that stalled when Logan Thomas ran for 2 yards on third-and-3 from the 6.

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