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Virginia Tech Hokies fall to Syracuse Orange, 41-36

Virginia Tech football (WSLS 10)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Syracuse Orange hit the road on Saturday to face the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC battle.

At halftime, the game was a close one with the Virginia Tech Hokies in the lead, 19-13. In the end, Syracuse Orange walked away with its first ACC win, 41-36.

In the first quarter, the Hokies hit the ground running with quarterback Braxton Burmeister making a wide-open 22-yard pass to Drake Deiuliis.

Syracuse Orange brought the heat in the second quarter as quarterback Garrett Shrader ran in for a touchdown, putting the score at 14-13.

However, with just seconds left in the second quarter, the Hokies’ John Parker Romo hit a 48-yard field goal, extending the lead to 19-13.

In the second half, the game was neck and neck as both teams battled it out on the field.

A phenomenal play from Shrader as he finished with more than 400 yards and five touchdowns. While the Hokies were in the lead in the fourth quarter, Shrader flipped the script with just 19 seconds left in the game, making the score 41-36 and putting them in the lead.

The Hokies will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Oct. 30 at noon.