Say what you want about Virginia Tech's Hokie-stone helmets worn Thursday night at Georgia Tech, you may see more of that headgear.
Virginia Tech got a confidence boosting win over Georgia Tech 17-10 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Logan Thomas was suffering during the game with an abdominal injury but despite that had his best game of the 2013 season going 19 of 25 passing for 221 yards and the touchdown.
“I thought he was excellent,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. “I thought his leadership, his toughness, his being in control … I think he’s a quality, quality quarterback. He’s physically tough and mentally tough.”
"I think this will give us a lot of confidence going into the rest of the year," Thomas said. "We played hard, and we played tough."
"He pulled a little something in his stomach, but he fought through that. He was going to play in this game.”
The Virginia Tech defense had three days to prepare for Georgia Tech's option offense and was brilliant.
Hokie defenders seemed to be in every gap disrupting the Yellow Jackets timing on the option.
It's another example as the way Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster is arguably the best in the business.
“The coaches and players deserve a lot of credit on this one." Beamer said. "This was a special win.”
“The scheme is not any different then what most people play against us." Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. "The players are pretty good, but for whatever reason, it seems like we self-destruct."
Fumbles and penalties, you probably lost count as to how many false start penalties the Yellow Jackets committed, hurt Georgia Tech.
Virginia Tech's win Thursday night left a very positive impression with head coach Frank Beamer.
“I think we have a mentally tough football team, a physically tough football team." Beamer said. "What we’ve done over the last 12 days, three games, two of them away from Blacksburg, against three good teams … this team here tonight is really good … and to come in here on a short week and not much rest, the kids said we don’t want any excuses. We’re going to go down there and get it done, and that’s what they did."
Virginia Tech has 12 days off now before hosting North Carolina and it's a while before the Hokies hit the road again.
After the Tar Heels the Hokies have the next two at home too against Pittsburgh and Duke.
We might be hearing more from Beamer's Boys and seeing more of those Hokie-stone helmets.