Observations From Scott Stadium Where Virginia Toasted Georgia Tech Before An Odd Finish

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Virginia is 6-2.
Joey Blount celebrates the game-sealing play for Virginia. ~ Photo by Kris Wright/TheSabre.com

With a chill increasing in the air and drama unexpectedly building to match it late in the fourth quarter, the Virginia football team avoided an early Halloween nightmare Saturday and picked up another win at Scott Stadium. UVA took down Georgia Tech 48-40 to secure its sixth victory of the season.

The score didn’t need to be – and really shouldn’t have been – that close. The Hoos led by double digits for nearly the final 20 minutes and had a three-score lead for the entire fourth quarter until Tech put up what seemed like an inconsequential late touchdown with 1:16 to play. That was until a pair of onsides kicks, another touchdown, and a final survived drive played out in a chilly and already emptied stadium.

That’s a good place to start for some field-level observations.

Blount’s Big Plays

After the Yellow Jackets got the ball back a second time in the final minute, they had 20 seconds to try to tie the game. Two quick