Georgia Tech suffers a heart breaking 20-17 loss in overtime to Virginia Tech to open the 2012 season. Cody Journell's 17-yard field goal in overtime sealed the deal after the Yellow Jackets squandered their opportunity in overtime.
The Yellow Jackets took the first possession of the overtime and quickly drove their way down to the Virginia Tech 10-yard line. Then on 3rd and 6, quarterback Tevin Washington was flushed out of the pocket and rather than take the sack, put up a desperation attempt that was picked off by Kyle Fuller.
Virginia Tech then took over for their possession and marched quickly down to Georgia Tech's one-yard line behind the running of Michael Holmes. The Yellow Jackets defense was able to stop three Logan Thomas runs at the goalline before Journell kicked the game winner on fourth down.
Washington finished 10-15 for 96 yards passing to go along with 63 yards on the ground. David Sims added 43 yards rushing on 13 carries. Orwin Smith caught four passes for 52 yards but had just three yards rushing before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.
Logan Thomas finished with 230 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Hokies. Holmes finished with 54 yards rushing while Thomas chipped in 40 on the ground. Marcus Davis and Corey Fuller each had 82 yards receiving.
The win gives the Hokies the early advantage in the ACC Coastal division.
For more in-depth coverage on the upcoming game, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat as well as Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country. For more news and notes from around NCAA football, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.