Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Predictions Against the Spread 11/11/7

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Predictions Against the Spread 11/11/7

The Virginia Tech football team took to the practice field Sunday evening, and the 28-22 loss to Georgia Tech down in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon still stung - pun fully intended, but no less true.

On its final possession, Virginia Tech converted a pair of fourth-down plays and faced third-and-1 at the Georgia Tech 32 with plenty of time to pull off the winning touchdown against a team that had lost three games by a total of six points.

It was the longest touchdown pass of the season for the Yellow Jackets (5-4, 4-3), surpassing Marshall's 60-yard scoring play to Brad Stewart early in the second half. However, they both resulted in Yellow Jackets touchdowns as Georgia Tech beat the 17th ranked Hokies 28-22 in an ACC game played at Bobby Dodd Stadium and seen live on WGNT-TV.

"I said, "Tre", what are you going to do if we don't win the game?'" Johnson recalled.

"We've got the best matchup we could possibly get", Fuente said.

Virginia Tech immediately answered with its first touchdown. My teammates making the extra pass, we were just flowing. When the Hokies have it, they need to take advantage.

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"I have confidence in my arm at all times, but it's very frustrating to me when I overthrow someone or miss a pass that probably should be completed", Marshall said. We didn't come through, but that was the deal.

WHO WE LIKE: Virginia Tech. Quarterback Josh Jackson completed 14 of 26 passes for just 153 yards. The two-point conversion pass failed, leaving Georgia Tech with a 14-9 lead that remained until halftime. I thought we had a good call. The Yellow Jackets then completed another pass in the fourth quarter for 80 yards which ultimately gave them the victory. "We just didn't make the plays we needed to".

Georgia Tech appeared to be on the verge of putting the game out of reach midway in the third quarter. Against Georgia Tech, it was much of the same. "The only solution in a game like this is to send all five players back on defense, and that might not be enough with the quickness and skill they have".

Those missed points loomed large late in the game. When Georgia Tech LB Victor Alexander came up with sack in the third quarter, it ended a three-game sack-less streak.

Defensive coordinator Bud Foster talked about the two big passing plays that plagued the Hokies. "Watch our - we've played nine games, 10 games - we're not going to run up and down the field on anybody".

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