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Journell kicks Hokies past Yellow Jackets

5:56 AM, Sep 4, 2012   |    comments
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Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Cody Journell made a game-tying field goal at the end of regulation, then hit the game-winner in overtime, as the No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies opened the season with a 20-17 Labor Day victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Journell missed a 38-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter but delivered a 41-yarder through the uprights as time expired. In overtime, a costly interception by Tevin Washington led to the junior kicker's 17-yard game- winner.

Logan Thomas completed 21-of-38 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in the first-ever overtime game at Lane Stadium.

The junior signal caller threw a five-yard, first-quarter touchdown pass to Eric Martin and hit freshman Demitri Knowles for a 42-yard score midway through the fourth.

Marcus Davis finished with 82 yards on six catches for the Hokies (1-0, 1-0 ACC), who went 11-3 last season and captured the Coastal Division crown before falling to the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship Game and Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

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