Georgia Tech upsets No. 17 Virginia Tech


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' celebration after their upset win over No. 17 Virginia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium got even more exciting after the game ended when Tre' Jackson got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him. The Yellow Jackets are known for running the ball, averaging 331 yards per game on the ground which is good for third-best in the country.

Virginia Tech rallied from a 21-9 second-half deficit to take a 22-21 lead with 7:27 to go on a Greg Stroman 24-yard picksix.

The winning score came with 6:30 remaining when Marshall connected with Ricky Jeune for 80 yards. On fourth-and-1 at the Georgia Tech 46, the Yellow Jackets successfully ranked a fake punt play. Quarterback Josh Jackson completed 14 of 26 passes for just 153 yards. Kumah finished with a career-high six catches for 82 yards in the loss. Nathan Cottrell had a 69-yard run, setting up Georgia Tech's first touchdown, a 3-yard run by Marshall.

Marshall also had a pair of short touchdown runs. Defensive end KeShun Freeman, in the game as a blocking back, took the direct snap and ran 3 yards for a first down.

In a loss to Virginia last week and Clemson to week before, the Yellow Jackets offense was inconsistent. Seven plays later Marshall dove off left guard for a 1-yard touchdown. After a pass interference penalty, the Hokies scored on a 14-yard run by freshman Sean Savoy, who ranged far to the right, reversed his field and outran the Georgia Tech defenders to the end zone. Coach Paul Johnson threw in the right wrinkles, made the right calls and his players did their parts while facing Bud Foster's Virginia Tech defense.

Virginia Tech returns home to host Pittsburgh Saturday for Senior Day.

While Georgia Tech used some big plays in Saturday's win, it showed more signs that its offense has worked out its kinks.

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