However, the Hokies stalled once again, this time at the 8-yard line.
The junior linebacker was part of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 28-22 upset over No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Hokies had plenty of opportunities, but couldn't get it done.
1 Start fast on offense: Virginia Tech's offense hasn't been bad this year, but it's been a slow-starting unit.
Only this time, they got off the deck to win the game. It didn't seem like the Hokies were prepared for that early on, though.
Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 ACC) broke a two-game losing streak, beat its first ranked team since knocking off the Hokies past year and pulled the Yellow Jackets to within one win of becoming eligible to play in a bowl game. Two went for Georgia Tech touchdowns - an 80-yarder to Ricky Jeune and a 60-yarder to Brad Stewart - and the other was a pick-six for Virginia Tech.
In the second quarter, the Hokies put together a drive that took them deep into Georgia Tech territory. Josh Jackson's fade pass to Cam Phillips fell incomplete. "We did not come through on them, but that was the deal". "More than that and it's going to come back and bite you".
"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. Virginia Tech plays its final home game on Saturday against Pitt. We haven't done it yet, and we're not going to. That's where we're at.
"I'm not concerned at all. All-in-all I think the defense did a nice job".
"You just don't know how many times we're going to get down there, quite honestly", Fuente said.
Virginia Tech also bagged a win in their opener over Detroit Mercy, 111-79.
Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall completed just two passes all game vs. Virginia Tech Saturday. A chop block penalty and a missed 43-yard field goal by Georgia Tech kicker Brenton King gave the Hokies life. He tried to kick off, but really couldn't.
Chatman made a 3-pointer to pull the Titans to 31-29 with 7:19 to play in the first half. "That's just the way we're built right now". I thought we had a good call. "We did not execute worth a darn on it". Virginia Tech would go for two and fail to convert, leaving the score at 14-9 entering the half.
Without question, the three big plays really hurt the Hokies. 25 Tennessee and then-No.
"Making first downs and driving the football were both hard, and they have been", Fuente said.
"It's one of those situations where we've been working all week long on trying to get back", said Detroit coach Bacari Alexander.