No. 17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech: 3 keys for the Hokies

No. 17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech: 3 keys for the Hokies

No. 17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech: 3 keys for the Hokies

It must be infuriating to be a Georgia Tech football fan.

It took Virginia Tech almost three quarters to show some life offensively, but the game got interesting late. He was asked about the final few plays after the game.

"Everybody gets reps in practice and we all work for when this time comes", Kerr said. "That's something that we wanted to prove wrong to everybody that was watching". We were trying to get back on whatever the score was.

The upshot is that all Georgia Tech now needs to do is beat Duke on the road next week to get the necessary six wins to salvage bowl eligibility instead of requiring an upset of No. 1 Georgia in the regular season finale to do so. We had a couple of opportunities to go win the game and we took those.

Of course, it should never have come to this in a season that has been defined by inexplicable losses that very almost added another to the ledger on Saturday.

But, on a day when he made a number of curious calls, Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente called a pair of passes rather than running for the first down.

F The Yellow Jackets had three plays of 60 or more yards.

Georgia Tech's players clearly agree.

"We had the best match-up we could possibly have", Fuente said after the game. "This team is never gonna quit". "Making first downs and driving the football were hard for us".

D The Hokies got off to a good start, claiming a 3-0 lead on their first offensive drive. The penalty moved them back to the 27 and they settled for a 43-yard field goal try, which missed. In the first quarter, Johnson dialed up a counter play to A-back Nathan Cottrell, which went for 69 yards and set up Georgia Tech's first touchdown.

The Hokies were held to a season-low 258 yards of offense.

This time, however, Georgia Tech refused to fall into self-pity by decrying "here we go again". Fuente said Jackson took himself out, while Jackson said he didn't take himself out of the game. "I didn't even think about the interception". "I caught my balance, so that was good". Virginia Tech will face Saint Louis in one semifinal.

The Georgia Tech quarterback made up for his mistake just two snaps later, after the Yellow Jackets recovered a fumbled kickoff. The Hokies had 1:22 left and all three timeouts remaining.

Jackson finished 14-26 with 153 yards through the air.

"I said, "Tre", what are you going to do if we don't win the game?'" Johnson recalled. "And they were both for touchdowns and it ended up being 140 yards? That's just the way we're built right now". "We can actually put it out on the field". "More than that and it's going to come back and bite you".

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