VT gets best of MU, 29-21, in 3 OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas scored on a 2-yard run and a two-point conversion run in the third overtime Saturday and the Hokies downed the Marshall Thundering Herd, 29-21, in Lane Stadium.
Marshall (2-2) took a 21-14 lead into halftime when Gator Hoskins pulled in a 13-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato and Justin Haig kicked the extra point with 9:06 left in the second quarter.
The third quarter was scoreless.
Virginia Tech (3-1) pulled even with 3:09 left in regulation when Thomas connected with Willie Byrn for a 2-yard touchdown pass that capped an 83-yard drive.
The Hokies had the football first in overtime and missed a field goal. Marshall had a field goal attempt blocked.
Cato fumbled on the Herd’s possession in overtime two, but the Hokies missed another field goal try.
Following the Thomas touchdown in overtime three, Marshall was stopped on downs.
Marshall has a week off before its Oct. 5 Homecoming game against new Conference USA member UTSA.
VT: Derek DiNardo 11-yard blocked punt return TD (Ethan Keyserling kick), 13:00.
MAR: Devon Smith 12-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick), 7:56.
VT: Logan Thomas 2-yard TD run (Ethan Keyserling kick), 1:27.
MAR: Rakeem Cato 4-yard TD run (Justin Haig kick), 13:59.
MAR: Gator Hoskins 13-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick), 9:06.
VT: Willie Byrn 2-yard TD pass from Logan Thomas (Ethan Keyserling kick), 3:09.
VT: Ethan Keyserling 50-yard FG missed.
MAR: Justin Haig 39-yard FG blocked.
MAR: Rakeem Cato fumble.
VT: Ethan Keyserling 32-yard FG missed.
VT: Logan Thomas 2-yard TD run (Third OT mandatory try for 2 points. Thomas run).
MAR: Stopped on downs.