Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) runs the ball in the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Virginia Tech got the win Thursday night, and defeated Georgia Tech by a score of 17-10. The defense carried the team, and once again lived up to their hype. Logan Thomas led the way, and had a tremendous game for the Hokies. This was an important win for the team considering it was the first game of conference play.
Logan Thomas was simply amazing last night. He led the way for the Hokies offensively and tore up the yellow jackets defense. He completed 19 0f 26 passes for 221 yards, while also throwing a touchdown. That was not the only way he was effective, as he used his legs to help as well. Thomas rushed 16 times for 58 yards and a touchdown. This was a great sign for Virginia Tech and if Logan Thomas can keep this type of play up then the Hokies can become a real threat.
The defense shined on prime time, and that is all you have to know. Georgia Tech was only able to push across 129 total yards on the ground during the game. Quarterback Vad Lee only completed 7 passes and threw two interceptions. The interceptions came from Brandon Facyson and Kendall Fuller. However, it was Kyle Kuller who made the biggest impact for the Hokies. He had a forced fumble, and two tackles for a loss. He was all over the field, and even forced GT to commit a few false start penalties. The defense was on point last night, and showed the country why they are one of the best.
There were a few negatives that came from the game last night. The run game never really got started and didn’t contribute to the win. Aside from Logan Thomas, the rest of the team only produced 3 yards. Kicker Cody Journell returned, and he went right back to his inconsistent ways. He missed an easy chip shot from 25 yards, but then went on to hit a 39 yarder to extend the Hokies lead. Journell must figure out his issues sooner than later if he wants to help Virginia Tech win.
The win was huge for the Hokies last night and there are many positives that came from the victory. Logan Thomas looked like a star, and the receivers even made big plays. The defense continued to dominate and came up with more turnovers. The Hokies got their first conference win, and extended their winning streak to four games giving them a record of 4-1. Now, the team will begin to prepare for North Carolina next Saturday at 12:30.