Tyrod Taylor found receiver Xavier Boyce in the second overtime period to lift No. 11 Virginia Tech against the upstart No. 9 Miami Hurricanes in Lane Stadium.
Tied at 21 near the end of the fourth quarter, the Hokies had 2:58 left on the clock to get into field goal range to win the game. Taylor's quick work of the Miami defense and the running ability of Ryan Williams helped Tech get inside the 20 yard line. With just over a minute left, tailback David Wilson fumbled the ball, which ended up in the hands of Miami's Darryl Sharpton. The Hurricanes ran out of time at the end of regulation, leading to the first overtime game in Lane Stadium's storied history.
In the first overtime, the Hokies made quick work in just two plays, a screen pass to Williams for 23 yards and a 2 yard strike to Greg Boone for the touchdown. Miami also engineered a quick drive ending with a 10 yard pass from Jacory Harris to Leonard Hankerson to send the game into a second overtime period.
Tech's defense held strong in the double overtime not allowing a single yard to Miami's offense. That led to a 42 yard field goal attempt knocked wide left by Jake Wieclaw. Taylor made quick work of Miami's defense to find Boyce in the back of the endzone to seal the victory.
MIA 7 0 7 7 7 0 - 28
VT 0 7 7 7 7 6 - 34
MIA:TD 3:01 G. Cooper, 5 Yd run (J. Wieclaw Kick)
VT:TD 1:26 X R. Williams, 2 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
VT:TD 3:11 R. Williams, 1 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
MIA:TD 1:43 G. Cooper, 6 Yd run (J. Wieclaw Kick)
VT:TD 4:33 R. Williams, 2 Yd run (M. Waldron Kick)
MIA:TD 2:57 G. Cooper, 3 Yd run (J. Wieclaw Kick)
VT:TD G. Boone, 1 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
MIA:TD L. Hankerson, 9 Yd pass from J. Harris (J. Wieclaw Kick)
VT:TD X. Boyce, 7 Yd pass from T.Taylor
First downs MIA: 28 VT: 34
Total Offense MIA: 423 VT:449
Turnovers MIA: 1 FUM VT: 1 FUM
Miami Top Player Stats
Passing: J. Harris 25-43 for 286 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: G. Cooper 28-for-128 yds, 3 TD
Receiving: L. Hankerson 9-for-150 yds, 1 TD
Defense: V. Telemaque 12 TAK
Virginia Tech Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 24-37 for 311 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: R. Williams 33-for-125 yds, 3 TD
Receiving: X. Boyce 7-for-112 yds, 1 TD
Defense: J. Johnson 8 TAK