BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sports Network) - Frank Beamer's renowned special teams won another big game for Virginia Tech, as David Wilson's 90-yard kickoff return with 2:23 left in regulation lifted the 20th-ranked Hokies to a 28-21 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a pivotal ACC clash.
Wilson scored another touchdown on the ground, while Tyrod Taylor threw for 137 yards with an interception and a touchdown to Andre Smith, as the Hokies (7-2, 5-0 ACC) pulled out a seventh straight win after losses to still- unbeaten Boise State and James Madison of the FCS to start the year.
Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbitt had two rushing touchdowns in the first half but left with a right forearm injury after attempting a tackle following an interception late in the second quarter.
Tevin Washington filled in admirably and moved the ball to the Virginia Tech 16-yard line in the closing seconds, but threw an interception in the end zone to end the comeback bid.
Anthony Allen rushed for 125 yards on 23 carries for the Yellow Jackets (5-4, 3-3), losers of two straight for the first time in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson.
The winner of this game has represented the Coastal Division in the ACC title every year.