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. It's the first time they've been unranked in either poll this season. Making first downs and driving the football were hard.
Because of Virginia Tech's loss, they fell out of both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches' Poll. The Yellow Jackets then completed another pass in the fourth quarter for 80 yards which ultimately gave them the victory. He's also a quiet, unselfish young man and hopefully he gets to play just as much in the final two regular-season games and the bowl game as much as he did Saturday. Travon McMillian returned the kickoff 71 yards, the best of his career, to put the ball at the Georgia Tech 29. His nine pass breakups and 12 passes defensed lead the team. The Jackets held VT to 116 yards rushing on the day.
Virginia Tech: Returns home to face ACC rival Pitt on Saturday.
Virginia Tech receiver Eric Kumah (83) led the Hokies' in receiving with six receptions for 82 yards. The Yellow Jackets had the ball on the 13 when they were flagged for a chop block.More news: Magnitude 7.2 natural disaster strikes near Halabjah, Iraq
3 No turnovers: Georgia Tech's offensive approach limits possessions by holding on to the football for most of the game. Virginia Tech's inconsistent offense could have used the field position, practically starting the drive in the red zone.
The touchdown grab was Stewart's only reception on the afternoon. Virginia Tech had four players out with injuries: WR C.J. Carroll, CB Adonis Alexander, RB Steven Peoples and OT Yosuah Nijman. Yet it turned out to be huge.
Marshall: The junior quarterback only completed two passes - he was 2-for-8 - but both went for touchdowns. Marshall also rushed 22 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Benson finished with just 86 yards on 22 carries, an average of 3.9 per carry. The Hokies face Saint Louis in NY on Thursday and Detroit Mercy plays Seattle in Nashville, Tenn., on November 18 in the tournament's next round.
Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 ACC) broke a two-game losing streak, beat its first ranked team since knocking off the Hokies a year ago and pulled the Yellow Jackets to within one win of becoming eligible to play in a bowl game. In this game you can give up one, maybe two explosive plays and win the football game.