Final: Virginia Tech 38, Miami 35
If you missed this game, you missed an instant classic -- one of the best shows the ACC has put on that I can remember in a long time.
Both quarterbacks Jacory Harris and Logan Thomas had spectacular performances, but in the end, Thomas and Virginia Tech's defense were the difference.
After a miserable offensive showing a week ago in a loss to Clemson, Thomas had a breakout game, and it couldn't have come at a better time as his performance helped the Hokies avoid an 0-2 start in conference play and kept them right in the mix for the Coastal Division title. Thomas completed an astounding 23 of 25 passes for 310 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
He also accounted for two rushing touchdowns, including a 19-yard run on fourth-and-one in the fourth-quarter that turned out to be the game-winner with 56 seconds left to play. Virginia Tech's defense sealed the deal on Miami's final possession, and the Hokies held on for a much-needed, thrilling win.
This is not the same Virginia Tech team that mucked its way to a 23-3 loss to Clemson last week. This one looks like a contender again.
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