Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Virginia Tech kicks, picks way to OT win

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Cody Journell, who missed a 38-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, redeemed himself with a 41-yarder on the final play of regulation to force overtime and an 18-yarder to win it Monday as No. 16 Virginia Tech beat ACC rival Georgia Tech 20-17 in the opener for both teams.

Journell's kick to end regulation came 38 seconds after Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington hit running back Deon Hill for a 10-yard touchdown and a 17-14 lead.

Georgia Tech got the first overtime possession, but Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller picked off Washington's wild pass under pressure on the third play.

AUBURN: The mother of fullback Jay Prosch died of brain cancer. Coach Gene Chizik said Iris Prosch died Monday morning. Prosch transferred from Illinois in January to be closer to his stricken mother.

HOUSTON: Offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt resigned two days after a 30-13 opening loss to Texas State, which was making its Division I-A debut. Travis Bush, who was coaching the running backs, will assume play-calling duties and coach the quarterbacks.

LSU: Tyrone Mathieu told WVUE, the Fox TV affiliate in New Orleans, that his adopted son, 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu, will enroll in school today after completing two stages of rehabilitation in Houston. The cornerback was kicked off the Tigers last month and won't play this fall.

MICHIGAN: ESPN reported that coach Brady Hoke reinstated running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark. Both were suspended for Saturday's loss to Alabama. Also, Hoke said starting cornerback Blake Countess is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered Saturday.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: The NCAA suspended cornerback C.J. Wilson for four games because of an academic issue, coach Tom O'Brien said.

PURDUE: The team will honor one of the school's most famous graduates, Neil Armstrong, with a sticker on its helmets. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and a 1955 Purdue graduate, died Aug. 25.

VANDERBILT: Coach James Franklin said he heard from the SEC office 15 minutes after his Commodores lost 17-13 to No. 9 South Carolina on Thursday. He would not say what he was told about the lack of a flag on an obvious pass interference on fourth down that ended the Commodores' bid for an upset.

BASKETBALL: UCLA said two freshman recruits have not received final amateurism certification from the NCAA but disputed what it called "misleading and inaccurate public reports" regarding its incoming class. A Scout.com report said Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker are being investigated for possible recruiting violations.

Virginia Tech kicks, picks way to OT win 09/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 12:28am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays morning after: At least Archer looked good

    Blogs

     

  2. Seizures drove Jerry Kill out of coaching. He's back, and so are they

    College

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Jerry Kill knew he was headed down a familiar path. Kill, the Rutgers offensive coordinator, acknowledged as much on a lunchtime walk around the Scarlet Knights' football stadium two weeks ago.

    Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill watches drills as he continues to stay in football while experiencing seizures. [Associated Press]
  3. Joe Maddon gets warm reception in return to the Trop

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The night was arranged to honor former Rays manager Joe Maddon in his first visit back to the Trop, and the standing ovation from the bipartisan crowd and scoreboard video tribute seemed proper acknowledgments of his hefty role in the Rays' success during his nine-year stint.

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) talks with reporters during a press conference before the start of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
  4. Rays vs. Cubs, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Cubs

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM; 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell poses for a picture during the team's photo day at baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  5. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Cubs game

    The Heater

    Chris Archer's night ended with his 11th loss, but he and the Rays should feel good about his six solid innings. After the forearm tightness scare in Chicago, he had two rough outings (15 hits, 11 runs, seven innings), so Tuesday was a reassuring rebound.