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Virginia Tech vs. The Citadel - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech vs. The Citadel - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

One of the major complaints about the Georgia Tech football game all season has been its inability to close. The Yellow Jackets improve to 5-4 overall, and 4-3 in the ACC.

On Saturday, they changed the conversation.

Jackson had a backup plan if the outcome didn't go Georgia Tech's way.

Georgia Tech junior linebacker Tre' Jackson followed the Astros shortstop's lead on Saturday as he proposed to girlfriend Desi Nathe after his team's upset victory over Virginia Tech.

Only this time, they got off the deck to win the game.

The winning score came with 6:30 remaining when Marshall connected with Ricky Jeune for 80 yards.

Georgia Tech: Hits the road for its final conference game against Duke. On fourth-and-1 at the Georgia Tech 32, reserve cornerback Ajani Kerr-playing when veteran Step Durham was injured late-broke up a pass in the end zone, allowing Georgia Tech to run out the clock. Virginia Tech hasn't registered 300 yards of offense since Tech's win over Duke on October 28, with the Hokies averaging just 278.5 yards of offense over the last two weeks. The Hokies (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead 22-21 when Greg Stroman returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown off a bad pass by Marshall with 7:27 left. Marshall completed 2 of 8 for 140 yards and was intercepted once.

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Georgia Tech responded on its next drive with the key play coming from running back Nathan Cottrell who broke off a 69-yard run.

The Hokies were held to a season-low 258 yards of offense.

In a game with several huge momentum swings, Virginia Tech rallied from a 21-9 deficit in the second half. Fuente thought the Hokies got the ball, but the officials gave the ball to the Yellow Jackets, with Jalen Johnson being credited with recovering the ball. The penalty moved them back to the 27 and they settled for a 43-yard field goal try, which missed.

Defensive coordinator Bud Foster answers post game interview questions following a 28-22 loss to the Yellow Jackets, Nov. 11, 2017.

Jackson finished 14-26 with 153 yards through the air.

HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Virginia Tech. When Georgia Tech LB Victor Alexander came up with sack in the third quarter, it ended a three-game sack-less streak. LB Brant Mitchell and FS A.J. Gray both missed last week's game against Virginia.

Head coach Paul Johnson said Jackson told him a couple weeks ago he was going to do it.