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Hokies get big ACC victory

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 06:45 AM
ATLANTA -

Logan Thomas accounted for five touchdowns, David Wilson rushed for a career-best 175 yards and No. 10 Virginia Tech took a huge step toward the ACC championship game, beating No. 20 Georgia Tech 37-26 Thursday night.

Thomas threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores. Wilson had his seventh straight 100-yard game, already the longest streak of Frank Beamer's quarter-century as coach.

The teams went back and forth through the second and third quarters, scoring on eight of nine possessions in one stretch. But Virginia Tech (9-1, 5-1) took advantage of a huge personal foul on Jeremiah Attaochu and a fourth-down gamble by Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson that didn't pay off.

The Yellow Jackets (7-3, 4-3) were eliminated from the Coastal Division race.

OHIO STATE: The NCAA accused Ohio State for the first time of a "failure to monitor" for permitting a booster to continue to have contact with players after he was involved in NCAA problems this year.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee expressed disappointment Thursday in athletic director Gene Smith for not properly monitoring the actions of Robert DiGeronimo, who got several Buckeyes football players into trouble with the NCAA.

The university agreed to reduce its football scholarships over the next three years as the latest self-imposed punishment over a year of violations and sanctions.

The NCAA handed Ohio State a second letter of allegations covering all violations that have occurred since it sent the initial letter this summer.

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