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Bearcats Strike Late For 27-24 Win

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Just 1:30 later, that probable win was gone.
"I thought we had it a couple of times and then didn't have it," coach
The Bearcats didn't excel on offense either, but controlled the clock and gradually moved the ball. On its second possession of the game, sophomore kicker
With 1:51 left in the first quarter, Cincinnati caught a break when Virginia Tech senior wide receiver
Cincinnati gambled and faked a field goal attempt, in which the Bearcats completed a pass but were stopped at the three yard-line. They still added another field goal on their next drive after another three and out by the Hokies.
Virginia Tech's break came when senior linebacker tipped a pass by junior quarterback
On fourth down, Thomas, who struggled the whole first half, rushed ahead for a five-yard touchdown with 2:41 left in the second quarter.
Cincinnati picked up where it left off early in the third quarter, when Legaux found senior wide receiver
It looked like the Hokies would answer after Thomas connected with Davis on a big pass to the two yard-line. Senior running back
Virginia Tech moved the ball to the 11-yard line on a few big runs but had to settle for a 28-yard field goal by junior kicker
After a third penalty on junior cornerback
Virginia Tech responded with an 8-play, 76-yard drive capped with a three-yard touchdown by redshirt freshman
But Cincinnati wasn't done. Not a minute later, Thompkins hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass, moving wide open from the middle of the field to the left.
With under two minutes to play, Virginia Tech came back. After a few plays to get short of midfield, Thomas hit Fuller over the middle of the field. Fuller beat the coverage and ran 56 yards for the touchdown.
But the Bearcats struck last, as
"You never really think about things like that," Davis said. "You always see it on TV or you see it in movies, or something like that and you just don't want to be that team. The feeling inside of you is unreal, but it happens."
The Hokies fall to 3-2 and will try to rebound next week, when they get back into ACC play at North Carolina.
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