Zach Pyron threw a landing cross and ran for a rating in his first profession begin to raise Georgia Tech to a 28-27 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Pyron’s 9-yard landing run with 3:30 remaining was the sport winner, because the Yellow Jackets (4-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Convention) rallied from a 27-16 deficit to snap a two-game dropping streak.
Virginia Tech (2-7, 1-5), which has misplaced six straight video games, turned the ball over thrice within the fourth quarter, two of which led to Georgia Tech touchdowns.
The Hokies wasted an opportunity to place the sport away early within the fourth. They led by 11 and have been contained in the Georgia Tech 10, however Keshawn King fumbled, and Georgia Tech recovered. That led to a 56-yard landing cross from Pyron to Nate McCollum with 9:02 remaining that pulled the Yellow Jackets to 27-23 after they failed on the two-point conversion.
Pyron accounted for 319 yards rather than injured starter Jeff Sims, who missed his second consecutive recreation with a sprained foot. Pyron accomplished 19 of 32 for 253 yards with a landing and an interception, and he rushed for 66 yards.
Grant Wells threw for 164 yards and rushed for 32 yards and a landing for Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets, who proceed to be aggressive below interim coach Brent Key, might have a quarterback controversy on their fingers. Pyron, a freshman, was taking part in in simply his second recreation this season, and he performed nicely within the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Florida State of their earlier recreation, throwing for 198 yards and a rating. Key may have an attention-grabbing choice prematurely of Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Miami.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies scored in all three phases of the sport, however 4 turnovers doomed them of their second consecutive one-point loss. Virginia Tech is on its method to its worst season since going 2-8-1 in 1992.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets host Miami subsequent Saturday.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Duke Saturday.
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