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COL FB: Virginia Tech 20, Ga. Tech 17 (OT)

Sept. 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM   |   Comments

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Cody Journell's last-second field goal tied the score and his 17-yarder in overtime lifted No. 20 Virginia Tech over Georgia Tech 20-17 Monday.

Georgia Tech had grabbed a 17-14 lead with 44 seconds remaining in regulation time on Tevin Washington's 10-yard scoring strike to Deon Hill.

But Logan Thomas then marched the Hokies (1-0, 1-0 ACC) 51 yards in six plays to set up a pressure-filled, 41-yard boot by Journell, who had missed a 23-yard attempt earlier in the fourth quarter.

In overtime, Washington tossed an interception on the first possession for the Yellowjackets (0-1, 0-1), but Michael Holmes ripped off an 18-yard run for the Hokies, setting up Journell's game-winner.

Thomas finished 21-of-38 through the air for 230 yards, two TD passes and no interceptions, while Holmes picked up 54 yards on 13 carries.

Washington gained 98 yards with a touchdown and an interception on 10-of-15 passing while rushing for 63 yards on 19 carries for Georgia Tech.

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