Josh Jackson shines in debut as Virginia Tech holds off West Virginia

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Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson led the way with 235 passing yards, 101 rushing yards and two total touchdowns.

"I was proud of the way our guys fought and never gave up and kept playing, kept playing and kept playing", WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen said. "We had a chance to win all the way until the end". He lost out to Jackson but turned around what started as a poor offensive showing into a formidable performance.

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The seven-point advantage was short lived due to another big play in the WVU passing game.

On the receiving ends to those touchdowns were junior Gary Jennings (184 yards) and twice to junior David Sills (94 yards). Inevitably, it took Jackson a little time to get his feet wet, and it took Grier some time to knock the rust off.

10 - Either Virginia Tech or West Virginia has been nationally ranked the last TEN times these two programs have met dating back to November 23, 1996.

Let's be honest, Virginia Tech deserved to win this game.

WVU made the Hokies pay, answering the bell with a eight-play, 79-yard drive that saw Grier find his favorite target, Sills, from 10-yards out on a ideal touchdown strike that tied the game at 17-all. On their first possession of the fourth quarter, the Mountaineers promptly scored on a two-play, 73-yard drive, once again putting the battle at a deadlock (24-24). "Everything that we thought he was he is". It seemed as if West Virginia had to keep fighting from behind to stay in the game.

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The Mountaineers punted on each of their three opening possessions. His 60-yard catch and run tied the game at 24 early in the fourth quarter.

Not progressing far down field gave the Hokies good field position, which they used early on to score.

After West Virginia tied up with Virginia Tech, the Hokies immediately made a come-back with a touchdown by Cam Phillips.

WVU's defense held its ground, limiting the Hokies to a field goal. We have seen West Virginia run the ball more and more over the last three years and for some reason Crawford only had 13 carries, McKoy with 8. They appear to be much more sound on that side of the ball. David Sills added nine receptions for 94 yards and had two receiving touchdowns, and National Football League receiver Kevin White's younger brother, senior Ka'Raun White, had four receptions for 74 yards for WVU.

"I felt that one pretty good", Jackson said about the hit. "I have a lot of great memories of some big football games, some important football games".

Finally, both teams managed to generate some splash plays early in the third, with Virginia Tech pushing the lead to 17-10 on Deshawn McClease's 12-yard touchdown run. The Hokies were 0-for-7 on third down before converting two third-and-10s during their second-quarter touchdown drive.

That last game, played in Morgantown in 2005, resulted in a 34-17 Virginia Tech victory - West Virginia's lone blemish on the way to an 11-1 season and a Sugar Bowl victory over SEC champion Georgia.

Virginia Tech was aided much of the game by having better field position. "At the end of the day, yeah you'd like to have some favorable field position but it just didn't bounce our way today".

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