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Virginia Tech notebook: Fuente has no regrets for unsuccessful gambles

13 November 2017
Virginia Tech notebook: Fuente has no regrets for unsuccessful gambles

The over is 4-1 in the Hokies' last five overall and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games. But Virginia Tech loss last season to Georgia Tech at home and I like the Hokies in a revenge spot.

THE PUBLIC LIKES: Virginia Tech. The lead didn't last long as the Yellow Jackets controlled the majority of the half.

Without question, the three big plays really hurt the Hokies.

Josh Jackson passes against Georgia Tech.

The Hokies were held to a season-low 258 yards of offense. Fuente said after the game that the offense's sluggishness, as well as a nagging injury for kicker Joey Slye, played into the decision. When the Hokies have it, they need to take advantage.

The Hokies would get a quick response from Travon McMillian as the redshirt junior returned the kickoff to the Georgia Tech 29.

To attempt the play, Virginia Tech subbed in backup quarterback AJ Bush and attempted a quarterback run.

Some early game decisions to chase points put them in that bind. "We felt like we had an opportunity with as good of a look as we were going to get to go win the game". Just don't know how many times we're going to get down there, quite honestly.

Shegog knocked the ball away from Yellow Jackets returner Brad Stewart, and three Virginia Tech players were around the ball in what turned out to be a mad scrum. In total, seven Tech rushers had positive yardage.

TaQuon Marshall hit a wide open Stewart in stride to give the Jackets a 21-9 third quarter lead over the Hokies. Instead of kicking the extra point, Fuente went for two in an effort to pull within a field goal.

WHO WE LIKE: Virginia Tech. Defensive end KeShun Freeman, in the game as a blocking back, took the direct snap and ran 3 yards for a first down. It didn't seem like the Hokies were prepared for that early on, though. "We did not come through on them, but that was the deal".

"It wasn't me taking him out to reprimand him", Fuente said. The Yellow Jackets are known for running the ball, averaging 331 yards per game on the ground which is good for third-best in the country. Kumah finished with a career-high six catches for 82 yards in the loss.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' celebration after their upset win over No. 17 Virginia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium got even more exciting after the game ended when Tre' Jackson got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him. With the ball at their own 14, Marshall rolled out to the right and tried to throw toward the sideline.