Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas's 73-yard touchdown run near the start of the second quarter gave the Hokies their first touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the teams' Thursday night ACC showdown, but Miami continues to lead the Hokies, 20-12, at half from Sun Life Stadium.
After the Hurricanes were the beneficiaries of two short fields to score the game's first two touchdowns in the first quarter, Thomas and the Hokies covered 93 yards in six plays — most notably Thomas's run — to score their first touchdown. Thomas has now collected more than 100 yards both rushing and passing on the night.
The Hurricanes' freshman running back Duke Johnson, not to be outdone, scampered 65 yards on the Canes' next possesion, but Miami was unable to score a touchdown, instead settling for a 22-yard field goal from kicker Jake Wieclaw.
Wieclaw connected for another field goal, this one from 31 yards out, to extend the Hurricanes' lead to 20-9 before Virginia Tech responded with a field goal of their own to bring the score to 20-12 at half.