This Virginia Tech victory makes ESPN list for top 2017 college football games

Virginia Tech will have the chance for a second straight 10-win season under Justin Fuente when they face Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28 from Orlando,Florida.

The season began in scintillating fashion as the Hokies staved off West Virginia 31-24 in quarterback Josh Jackson’s debut start.

On ESPN’s list for the top games of the 2017 college football season, Virginia Tech’s victory vs. West Virginia checked in at No. 20.

20. No. 21 Virginia Tech 31, No. 22 West Virginia 24 (Sept. 3)
In his West Virginia debut, QB Will Grier drove the Mountaineers to the Virginia Tech 15 in the closing seconds. But his pass in the end zone was a little low for receiver David Sills V, who couldn’t corral the throw, and the Hokies held on for the season-opening win. Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson was equally as electric in his first start, passing for 235 yards while running for another 101.

The complete list can be found here.

Virginia Tech started the season 7-1 and two of their three losses came against top 10 opponents Clemson and Miami.

Virginia Tech will look to extend its bowl winning streak to four when they square off with the Cowboys.

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