ATLANTA — Virginia Tech benefited from three Georgia Tech turnovers in a prime-time showdown of Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses.
Virginia Tech (4-1) forced a total of three turnovers in the victory and picked up an early touchdown off a fumble en route to a 17-10 victory. Later in the quarter, the Hokies intercepted Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee on their own 29 yard line to stop a Georgia Tech (3-1) drive.
The much-hyped game was touted as the first step to crowning a winner of the ACC’s Coastal Division. The game’s winner has represented the Coastal Division in the ACC championship seven of the last eight seasons.
The Hokies held Georgia Tech’s vaunted triple-option running game in check, limiting the Yellow Jackets to just 129 yards.
Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown to lead the Hokies offense. But, the story of the night was Virginia Tech’s defense, which limited Georgia Tech to 273 yards.