In a game with several huge momentum swings, Virginia Tech rallied from a 21-9 deficit in the second half. Jeune got loose behind the secondary, hauled in the long throw and just managed to stick the ball inside the pylon before tumbling out of bounds. The Yellow Jackets rushed for 261 yards and augmented that with two explosive touchdowns through the air.
Georgia Tech answered with a touchdown, an 80-play drive sparked by Nate Cottrell's career-long 69-yard run. With 1:09 left, Jackson went deep to Phillips but the pass was broken up.
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. Kerr, who had played limited snaps in eight games, was asked to defend Virginia Tech's Cam Phillips, the school's all-time leader receiver.
He came back to it with the Yellow Jackets trailing 22-21 midway through the fourth quarter.
For the first time in three weeks, Georgia Tech's triple option finally looked like Georgia tech's triple option.
"I said, "Tre", what are you going to do if we don't win the game?'" Johnson recalled.
It took Virginia Tech almost three quarters to show some life offensively, but the game got interesting late.
Stewart also had two punt returns, one for a season-long 21 yards. Again, Virginia Tech was stopped, leaving Georgia Tech with a 14-9 halftime lead. "Like, 'Hey, I'm going to make sure I get you one this year".
The Hokies opened the scoring at the 10:20 mark of the first quarter.
Virginia Tech would eventually get its chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Instead of settling for a field goal attempt, head coach Justin Fuente rolled the dice and went for it with AJ Bush at quarterback.
"I don't think we had quite as many missed assignments and things", Johnson said.
While Georgia Tech used some big plays in Saturday's win, it showed more signs that its offense has worked out its kinks.