Boxscore
Virginia Tech 38, Miami 35
Saturday, October 8, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Lane Stadium
Attendance - 66233

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 0 7 7 21 35
Virginia Tech 7 14 3 14 38

Recap


Logan Thomas accounted for five touchdowns – including the game-winning 19-yard touchdown run with 56 seconds left – and No. 17 Virginia Tech avoided its worst conference start in 54 years with a wild 38-35 victory over visiting Miami on Saturday.

A week after the Hokies (5-1, 1-1 ACC) failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time since 1995, Thomas put up a performance for the ages. He was 23 of 25 for 310 yards and three passing touchdowns and two rushing.
 
The huge game helped the Hokies avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time since 2002, as well as their first 0-2 league start since 1957 when they were a member of the Southern Conference.
 
Both teams were desperate for a win. No team has won the ACC after losing its first two league games. In the end, Thomas made more plays in a game filled with big ones.
 
After Lamar Miller’s 30-yard touchdown run stunned the crowd at Lane Stadium and gave Miami a 35-31 lead with 3:10 left, Thomas led the Hokies on an 8-play, 77-yard drive. The key moment came on fourth-and-1 from the 19-yard line, when Thomas faked a handoff to David Wilson on a zone-read play and raced practically untouched for the game-winning score.
 
The Hurricanes were out of sync in their final drive and the game ended when Miller caught a pass and was spun down at the Hokies’ 47-yard line.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:48
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 7 - Miami 0
2nd Quarter - 14:53
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 14 - Miami 0
2nd Quarter - 3:29
Miami   TD  Virginia Tech 14 - Miami 7
2nd Quarter - 0:04
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 21 - Miami 7
3rd Quarter - 10:29
Miami   TD  Virginia Tech 21 - Miami 14
3rd Quarter - 2:55
Virginia Tech   FG  Virginia Tech 24 - Miami 14
4th Quarter - 12:15
Miami   TD  Virginia Tech 24 - Miami 21
4th Quarter - 12:05
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 31 - Miami 21
4th Quarter - 8:25
Miami   TD  Virginia Tech 31 - Miami 28
4th Quarter - 2:51
Miami   TD  Virginia Tech 31 - Miami 35
4th Quarter - 0:56
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 38 - Miami 35
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami Virginia Tech
W/L 2 - 3 - 0 5 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami Virginia Tech
Score 35 38
First Downs 21 26
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-11
55%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 519 483
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-236 38-173
Average/Rush 6.2 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 14-22 23-25
Passing Yards 283 310
Average/Pass Play 11.3 11.9
Penalties-Yards 9-84 5-35
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 28:35 31:25

PLAYER STATS

Miami (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Harris 13/21 267 3 0
P. Dorsett 1/1 16 1 0
Virginia Tech (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 23/25 310 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Miller 18 166 9.2 1
M. James 10 65 6.5 0
T. Benjamin 1 6 6.0 0
J. Harris 7 1 0.1 0
M. Hagens 1 0 0.0 0
S. Whipple 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Wilson 22 128 5.8 0
L. Thomas 12 41 3.4 2
J. Oglesby 2 4 2.0 0
T. Gregory 1 3 3.0 0
M. Davis 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Benjamin 1 77 77.0 1
C. Walford 4 66 16.5 0
A. Hurns 3 63 21.0 1
T. Streeter 2 30 15.0 1
E. Clements 1 24 24.0 0
L. Miller 3 23 7.7 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Boykin 7 120 17.1 1
D. Coale 5 91 18.2 1
C. Drager 2 36 18.0 0
M. Davis 3 31 10.3 0
D. Wilson 4 25 6.2 1
D. Coles 1 6 6.0 0
J. Oglesby 1 1 1.0 0
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