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Virginia Tech shuts down Georgia Tech

Published On: Sep 26 2013 10:52:09 PM CDT
ATLANTA -

Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.
    
Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.  Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its fourth straight win over Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1).
    
Virginia Tech's defense, led by defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins, stopped running back David Sims on back-to-back plays, including a fourth-and-2 run midway through the fourth quarter.
    
Cody Journell was wide left on a 25-yard field goal for Virginia Tech with 5:37 remaining to keep Georgia Tech's hopes alive.  Kendall Fuller intercepted Vad Lee's fourth-down pass from near midfield to clinch the win.
    
Georgia Tech's fourth-ranked rushing offense was held to 129 yards - more than 200 yards below its average.