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Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

Posted on: November 5, 2010 12:01 am
Edited on: November 5, 2010 12:05 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

With the return of Ryan Williams to the Virginia Tech backfield, sophomore running back David Wilson knew he would need to make the most of his few opportunities with the ball. Pushed back to third-string again, Wilson made the most of every touch. But no touch was quite as important as the 90-yard kick return for the winning touchdown with 2:23 left in the game. It was the only way to answer the 9 play, 80 yard drive by a crippled Georgia Tech offense.

One particular aspect of the Georgia Tech option-based offense is that it does not rely too heavily on any particular player. Which is why when starting quarterback Josh Nesbitt left the game after injuring his arm attempting to make a tackle, the Yellow Jackets were far from done. Nesbitt has been the center of Paul Johnson's offensive scheme for most of his career, but Thursday night called for backup Tevin Washington to step in for the second half. After he put together that drive in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 21, all momentum was swinging the way of the Jackets.

But Lane Stadium erupted as Wilson broke free up the left side, accelerating past the Yellow Jackets coverage and right into the end zone. The Hokies were able to secure the 28-21 win and improve to a perfect 5-0 in conference play. But what shook the Coastal Division the most may have been the news on injured quarterback Josh Nesbitt. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Nesbitt is out for the season with a broken right forearm. If there is any good news for the Yellow Jackets, Nesbitt believes that he would be able to play in a bowl game. Otherwise, Thursday night was a narrow escape for the Hokies, and a terrible twist in an already disappointing season for the Yellow Jackets.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:52 pm

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

just like some of the other conference fans on here, overrated. go troll somewhere else loser.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 12:33 pm

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

A win is a win.  I am happy for the Hokies, who need to keep winning.  As for Nesbitt, its too bad but his replacement played well and that bodes well for GT.  They need a QB for the future and already have them.  They won't win the ACC this year but can start looking for a bowl game this year and prepare for a bounce back year with a good QB.

Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:36 am

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

Kinda like watching LSU crush the big bad boys from Tennessee . . .

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:01 am

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

Proud Hokie.. good win, but hard to hear the new about Nesbitt.  Best wishes.. and get well for NFL camp!

Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 10:50 am

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

Overated Conference. VTech loses to 1-AA and barely beats a depleated Georgia Tech Team. Kansas beat Georgia Tech for peats sake. VTech almost beat Boise State. All these schools are way over rated - period.

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 10:31 am

Hokies survive GT, Josh Nesbitt out for season

From what I saw, I figured it would be a dislocated or really badly sprained joint.  Nesbitt really didn't get that much on the tackle attempt and it looked like his arm just stopped.  Yikes.  Hope he recovers quickly.  Good win VT.

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