The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to Maryland 27-24 after the Terrapins quarterback, C.J. Brown score on a 3-yard touchdown run in OT. This marks the first time the Hokies have lost when Thomas did not throw an interception. The Hokies were 15-0 prior to this game. The Hokies jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the game when a 76-yard drive ended with a 3-yard touchdown run by Trey Edmunds. Virginia Tech continued to struggle with their special teams giving up a punt return for a touchdown and missing a field goal. Eric Kristensen, the freshman walk-on who filled in for dismissed kicker Cody Journell had a chance to add to the lead in the first quarter but pulled it left. Maryland later came back strong scoring 14 unanswered points in the second quarter. Tech rallied from a 14-point deficit to force overtime. The Hokies lost the coin toss and Maryland elected to play defense, so the Hokies took over on the Maryland 25. The Hokies got to the Maryland 6 but Thomas was later sacked for a 7-yard loss – one of seven sacks on the day by the Terrapins – and the Hokies settled for a 31-yard field goal by Kristensen. The Hokies lost their final home game of the season for the first time since 2003. The Hokies are now 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Hokies however do remain alive for the ACC’s Coastal Division crown but will need help.
Tech will close the regular season and look for a win against in-state rival Virginia on November 30.
The 19th ranked Hokies have won six straight games after losing their season opener to Alabama. Tech defeated the Pittsburg Panthers 19-9, Saturday.
Quarterback, Logan Thomas, completed 19 out of his 34 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown for the Hokies. He led Tech in rushing, running for 27 yards on 16 carries. Tech only rushed for 76 yards.
Thomas hasn’t turned the ball over in the pass three games making the future for the Hokies bright. The defense did a great job holding the Pitt offense. The defense recorded eight sacks. James Gayle, Dadi Nicolas, and Derrick Hopkins had six of the eight sacks for the Hokies. Cody Journell hit four field goals to help the Hokies to a victory including a career long 48-yard field goal. Tom Savage completed 13 of 28 for 187 yards but not enough to help Pitt keep up with Tech. The Hokies enter their bye week and resume action Saturday, October 26, 2013, as they take on Duke at Lane Stadium.