After consecutive weeks where the Hokies wound up on either end of wild finishes, Virginia Tech's bizarre season continued in week four against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets beat Virginia Tech 27-24 today after a nutso final ten minutes that saw the Hokies go from unlikely winners to even unlikelier losers.
On first-and-ten from the Tech 31-yard line with around eight minutes left in the game, Marshawn Williams carried it about ten yards and then coughed it up. The ball bounced around but Georgia Tech couldn't handle it, allowing Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer to scoop it up. He took off for the end zone and dove in before Georgia Tech could push him out of bounds. It was a bit of redemption for Brewer, who threw an interception on the previous series that the Yellow Jackets returned 41 yards for a touchdown.
With the game seemingly in hand, and Georgia Tech looking at fourth-and-15 from midfield, Virginia Tech coughed up the 24-17 lead they just stole. With the clock quickly approaching two minutes remaining, Justin Thomas and DeAndre Smelter combined for a 19-yard pass to extend the drive and keep hope alive. One player later the two hooked up for a 31-yard touchdown, tying the game.
Virginia Tech then turned the ball over on the next series when the now un-redeemed Brewer threw another interception at his own 40 with two minutes left. Georgia Tech was able to get into field goal position and hit a 24-yard game winner as time expired.