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COL FB: Virginia Tech 37, Georgia Tech 26

Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:20 PM

ATLANTA, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Three touchdown passes and two scoring runs by Logan Thomas Thursday carried No. 9 Virginia Tech to a critical 37-26 ACC victory over No. 19 Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets gave up 21 second-quarter points, but fought back to take a 26-21 lead on the third scoring run of the game by Tevin Washington with 4:29 left in the third period.

Thomas then drove Virginia Tech 56 yards in nine plays and scored on a 12-yard run to put the Hokies in front for good. He tacked on a 14-yard scoring throw to Chris Drager in the fourth quarter and Cody Journell finished off the scoring with a 23-yard field goal with 3:02 to play.

Virginia Tech improved to 9-1 for the season and is 5-1 in the ACC's Coastal Division. The Hokies have games remaining against North Carolina and Virginia, which will take a 3-2 division record into Saturday's meeting with Duke.

Georgia Tech slipped to 7-3 and 4-3 in the Coastal Division. The Atlantic Division is led by Clemson.

During the second period Thomas scored on a 1-yard run and threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Jarrett Boykin and 63 yards to Danny Coale. Thomas completed 7-of-13 passes for 209 yards.

David Wilson added 175 rushing yards for the Hokies without scoring a touchdown.

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