The rain has held off after one half at Lane Stadium. So has the offense.
The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are all tied at 7-7 in a defensive battle after one half at Lane Stadium, foreshadowing another close finish between the Coastal Division foes.
Virginia Tech scored first, getting a 5-yard touchdown pass from Logan Thomas to Eric Martin in the first quarter. It was only the third time in nine meetings against Georgia Tech that the Hokies had scored first.
But the Yellow Jackets answered, thanks to a special teams gift. Freshman Hokies punter A.J. Hughes misplayed a snap, watching the ball go through his fingers late in the first quarter.
Georgia Tech took over at the Virginia Tech 24 and capitalized a few plays later, getting a 12-yard touchdown run by Robert Godhigh, who slipped out of tackles by Jack Tyler and Antone Exum on his way to the end zone.
That was it for scoring. The Hokies had more opportunities, getting into Georgia Tech territory on four occasions. But they scored only that first touchdown, stalling out at the Yellow Jackets’ 42, 41 and 34, just out of field goal range.
Thomas was slightly off in the first half, going 12-for-23 for 90 yards but being off target with many of his throws.
He had 42 rushing yards, and running back Michael Holmes added 28 on nine carries.
Georgia Tech finished with 107 yards in the first half, but only 52 came on the ground, thanks to a solid effort by the Hokies’ defense.
Zach Laskey is the leading rusher with 28 yards. Quarterback Tevin Washington threw for 52 yards.