BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - The 16th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies showed some early season resiliency by rallying to beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in the first overtime game in the history of Lane Stadium.
Cody Journell kicked a 17-yard field goal in overtime to win it. Georgia Tech got the ball first in overtime, but quarterback Tevin Washington threw an interception.
Tevin Washington's 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left in regulation had given the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 lead. But Journell, who had earlier missed from 38 yards, made a 41-yarder as time expired to force overtime.
Virginia Tech is the only FBS team to have won 10 or more games in each of the past eight seasons and the opening night victory gave the Hokies a leg up in the ACC's Coastal Division race. The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are the only two teams from that division to have appeared in the league championship game. Virginia Tech has been there five times and Georgia Tech twice.