Published on Sep 1, 2012
Final 6 minutes of play from the Virginia Tech Hokies 38-35 win over the Miami Hurricanes in Blacksburg, Va.
With under 3 minutes to play and his team suddenly trailing for the first time all game, Logan Thomas knew he had to come through.
Nice to have a little encouragement from a mentor at just that moment. Standing next to Thomas on the sideline was Tyrod Taylor, the player Thomas was understudy to for the past two seasons.
"It came down to that last possession and he said, 'This is where legends are made. This is where you make your legacy. Go ahead and do it," Thomas said of Taylor, one of the most accomplished and popular Hokies of recent years, now a member of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
"And whatever happened after that happened," Thomas said.
What happened will surely quiet the doubters who watched the Hokies fail to score a touchdown at home for the first time since 1995 last weekend in a loss to Clemson, and those who wondered if Thomas had what it takes to be a big-time quarterback, even though his career was still only five games old.
Thomas ran 19 yards for a touchdown on fourth-and-1 with 56 seconds to play Saturday, capping a frenetic fourth quarter as No. 21 Virginia Tech beat Miami 38-35.
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