Virginia Tech holds off Marshall: A look at the three overtimes

September 21, 2013

Virginia Tech needed three eventful overtime periods before it finally held off Marshall, 29-21, at a rain-soaked Lane Stadium. A look at how the teams spent their extra time on the field.

First overtime: Virginia Tech ball

After losing eight yards, backup place kicker Ethan Keyserling misses a 50-yard field goal.

First overtime: Marshall ball

After gaining just three yards, place kicker Justin Haig’s 39-yard field goal attempt is blocked.

Second overtime: Marshall ball

On third and 13, Hokies DE J.R. Collins sacks Herd QB Rakeem Cato and strips him of the ball. Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins — all 311 pounds of him — almost takes the recovery to the end zone but is dragged down after 40 yards.

Second overtime: Virginia Tech ball

Keyserling misses a 32-yard field goal.

Third overtime: Virginia Tech ball

On third and three, Marshall is called for pass interference in the end zone. Hokies QB Logan Thomas then scores from two yards out and also runs for the two-point conversion.

Third overtime: Marshall ball

On fourth and nine from the 14, Davonte Allen lets Cato’s pass slip through his fingers in the end zone, sealing the Hokies’ victory.

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