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Georgia Tech offense gets back of track in win over Virginia Tech

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Melissa Porter | 12 November, 2017, 11:30

However, they both resulted in Yellow Jackets touchdowns as Georgia Tech beat the 17th ranked Hokies 28-22 in an ACC game played at Bobby Dodd Stadium and seen live on WGNT-TV.

"We're trying to stay on the number", Fuente said. After a pass interference penalty, the Hokies scored on a 14-yard run by freshman Sean Savoy, who ranged far to the right, reversed his field and outran the Georgia Tech defenders to the end zone.

"The one touchdown on Terrell (Edmunds), the guy just out ran him a little bit", he said.

It took Virginia Tech almost three quarters to show some life offensively, but the game got interesting late. Backup quarterback AJ Bush attempted to run right, spun back to the left and was thrown for a 3-yard loss.

Later in the quarter, the Yellow Jackets had fourth and 1 at their own 46.

Fresh off a loss to Miami on the road, Virginia Tech needed to rebound, but a trip to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech wasn't going to be much easier.

Marshall also had a pair of short touchdown runs. I really don't feel like we're going to have tons of opportunities to score.

It's what Georgia Tech does game in and game out.

Georgia Tech appeared to be driving for a clinching touchdown late in the third quarter.

Johnson's "great" play-calling started on the first play of the game.

The Jackets blew a 12-point lead, but an 80-yard touchdown pass from TaQuon Marshall to Ricky Jeune and a defensive stop on fourth down helped the Yellow Jackets come up with their fifth win of the season. With 1:09 left, Jackson went deep to Phillips but the pass was broken up.

Johnson said execution was the difference for the offense in Saturday's win, which racked up 401 total yards including 261 on the ground against the No. 1 defense in the Atlantic Coast Conference and ended a two-game losing streak. Making first downs and driving the football were hard. Virginia Tech plays its final home game on Saturday against Pitt.