The Virginia Tech Hokies were on the ropes with six seconds remaining in a Monday night matchup against Georgia Tech, but a last second field goal and an interception in overtime proved to be the difference making plays in VT’s 20-17 comeback win against the Yellow Jackets.
Quarterback Logan Thomas is regarded as a first round pick and Heisman candidate by some, but he’s going to have to seriously up his game if he wants that type of notoriety at the end of the season. Thomas finished the night with 21 completions on 38 attempts, starting the game off with a touchdown pass and throwing a beautiful ball in the fourth quarter to Demitri Knowles that gave the Hokies a 14-10 lead.
Thomas is an interesting prospect. He will remind a lot of people of Josh Freeman or Ben Roethlisberger with his massive frame and ability to evade pressure with his legs. He’s a better runner than both of those guys, and that is something unique he brings to the table, but you can end any speculation that he might be anything like Cam Newton–he is not.
In the end, Thomas didn’t throw any picks but there was no real rhythm to his game and obviously Virginia Tech will be back to the drawing board this week. Va. Tech head coach Frank Beamer said it best when he said there were a few throws Thomas would like to have back, but he made them when they counted. That’s become known in football circles as the “Tebow Report.”
Credit Georgia Tech’s defense for stiffening up most of this game and limiting the big plays of the Hokies, though they got unlucky on that late touchdown pass and it wound up costing them big time.
Thomas, like many other QBs in college football right now, needs to really step up his game and prove he is what we thought he was.