BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgia Tech backup quarterback Matthew Jordan rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 30-20 upset of No. 22 Virginia Tech on Saturday. Jordan, who made his first career start in place of an injured Justin Thomas, helped make the Yellow Jackets (6-4, 3-4 ACC) bowl eligible. He repeatedly gashed the Hokies' defense, carrying the ball 32 times and scoring on runs of 53 and 3 yards. Marcus Marshall added 143 yards rushing and a score for the Yellow Jackets, who rushed for 309 yards.
Virginia Tech (7-3, 5-2, No. 14 CFP), which was looking to clinch the ACC's Coastal Division crown, played its worst game of the season. The Hokies turned the ball over four times, botched a short field-goal attempt, and had a terrible snap right before halftime that ultimately led to Jordan's 3-yard touchdown run. That score gave them a 20-0 halftime lead. The Hokies' Jerod Evans threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores - the latter two coming with the game already decided.