COL FB: Virginia Tech 28, Georgia Tech 21

Nov. 4, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- David Wilson's 90-yard kickoff return with 2:23 left completed a Virginia Tech rally Thursday and gave the 20oth-ranked Hokies a 28-21 win over Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech's hopes for an upset were dealt a major blow in the first half when quarterback Josh Nesbitt injured his right forearm attempting to tackle Davon Morgan after Morgan had intercepted a Nesbitt pass.

Nesbitt had two scoring runs in the first period, one of them a 71-yarder, before suffering the injury.

Georgia Tech, with Tevin Washington filling in for Nesbitt, still held a 14-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Wilson tied it on a 15-yard run with 13:21 to play and Andre Smith caught a 2-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor with 6:34 remaining to put the Hokies in front.

Washington then drove Georgia Tech 80 yards in nine plays and the Yellow Jackets moved back into a tie with 2:34 left on Orwin Smith's 9-yard run.

Wilson, however, went the distance with the ensuing kickoff.

Georgia Tech marched to the Virginia Tech 16-yard line after Wilson's score, but with 8 seconds left Washington was intercepted in the end zone by Rashad Carmichael.

Virginia Tech improved to 7-2 for the season and is 5-0 in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies have a two-game lead in the division with three to play.

Georgia Tech fell to 5-4 and 3-3.

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