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Thursday night college football: Hokies win Techmo Bowl over Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech and Iowa State are your winners on the night.

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Hokie fans confident in ACC chances after big win

Virginia Tech's defense was able to shut down Georgia Tech on the road, leading to Hokie fans dreaming of yet another ACC title game appearance this season.

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Virginia Tech escapes, Iowa State cruises

The Hokies probably should've beaten the Yellow Jackets by more, but nevertheless pulled out the win. The Cyclones, meanwhile, took a victory in the de facto bad-weather systems bowl over the Golden Hurricanes.

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Frank Beamer dances again

The only thing Frank Beamer loves more than special teams is busting celebratory moves, it seems.

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Iowa State breaks away from Tulsa 38-21

Thursay's battle of disastrous weather systems goes to Iowa State.

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Virignia Tech holds on for win over Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets kept it interesting, but a hot start from Logan Thomas ultimately carried the Hokies to victory.

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Georgia Tech hanging tight with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech cruised to an easy start vs. Georgia Tech Thursday night, scoring the game's first 14 points and riding a hot Logan Thomas start to a 14-3 halftime lead. But the Yellow Jackets pulled closer in the third and now trail just 17-10.

Quarterback Vlad Lee engineered a 14-play, 82-yard drive that consumed more than eight minutes of the third quarter and culminated in a two-yard touchdown rush by running back David Sims.

One first-half concern for Virginia Tech held consistent in the third quarter; the absence of a running game. The Hokies have just 42 net rushing yards, a glaring negative considering Thomas himself has rushed for 45. Through the air, Thomas has cooled off, though, following a hot start. That said, he's 17-of-21 for 191 yards and a touchdown.

After a seven-play, 26-yard drive in the fourth, Virginia Tech added three more points off a 39-yard Cody Journell field goal.

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Hokies somehow only up 14-3

Thanks largely to a fantastic start by quarterback Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech leads Georgia Tech at halftime, 14-3, on Thursday night. The Hokies scored the game's first 14 points before the Yellow Jackets responded with a 49-yard field goal midway through the second quarter.

Thomas was on fire in the first half, entering the break 11-of-14 for 149 yards and one touchdown. He also recorded seven rushing attempts for 36 yards and a touchdown.

Virginia Tech's first score came on a 21-yard toss from Thomas to wide receiver D.J. Coles after being set up with a short field on a fumble by Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee. Georgia Tech actually held the ball for three minutes longer in the half, but Virginia Tech nevertheless holds the yardage advantage, 181-160.

Aside from Thomas, Virginia Tech has just five carries for minus-4 yards. Georgia Tech, though, needs even more help on offense, as Lee completed just 5-of-14 pass attempts. Both teams have also been especially sloppy, with the Yellow Jackets committing six penalties for 30 yards and the Hokies losing 20 yards on four.

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Breaking Vad

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Logan Thomas starts perfect

Virginia Tech leads Georgia Tech, 14-0, early in the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas has yet to throw an incompletion, and his most notable play was a 21-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver D.J. Coles. Thomas also scored on a 5-yard keeper to push the lead to 14-0.

The other main story, aside from Virginia Tech's insane "Hokie Stone" helmets, was the high number of penalties through one-plus quarter. Each team has four for 20 yards, which has contributed to just nine first downs between the two. Virginia Tech, despite having held the ball for slightly less than time, has out-gained Georgia Tech, 136-70.

Thomas is 9-of-9 for 121 yards and that first touchdown strike to Coles. On the ground, he's carried four times for 14 yards and VT's second score.

For Georgia Tech, offense has been much harder to come by. Quarterback Vad Lee is just 1-of-4 for 19 yards and an interception, and the Yellow Jackets have managed just 51 rushing yards on 12 carries (4.3 yards per).

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It's Crazy Helmet Night all over

1. Virginia Tech's #BRICKSQUAD helmets:

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2. Georgia Tech's throwbacks, throwing back to one logo-free season or another:

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3. Chromed-out Tulsa:

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Iowa State's just Iowa State. Thanks for all you do, Iowa State.

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Virginia Tech's hideous helmets

Virginia Tech thought its cool campus stone was a good enough reason to make a helmet that appears to be made out of a wall. Georgia Tech has throwbacks too, but they get a pass based on the relative atrocity on the other team's heads.

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How to watch the Techmo Bowl

Two Coastal contenders will square off in Atlanta.

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How to watch Iowa State-Tulsa

The Cyclones are looking for their first win of the year during their trip to Tulsa.

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