Cody Journell kicked a 17-yard field goal in overtime and No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 20-17 on Monday night in Blacksburg, Va.
Georgia Tech got the ball first in overtime, but quarterback Tevin Washington threw the ball away under pressure and was intercepted.
Tevin Washington's 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left in regulation had given the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 lead.
Logan Thomas then drove the Hokies and Journell's 41-yard field goal tied it at the end of regulation.
Dad says Mathieu enrolling at LSU
college football • Tyrann Mathieu's adoptive father says the former LSU star plans to enroll in classes at LSU, even though he cannot play football there this season. Tyrone Mathieu tells WVUE-TV in New Orleans that his son plans to enroll at the Baton Rouge campus Tuesday, the deadline for the fall semester.
The football star known as the Honey Badger, kicked of the team for failing drug tests, has been working out personal problems with former NBA coach and player John Lucas in Houston.
Pistorius apologizes for timing of gripes
PARALYMPICS • Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday in London for the timing of his complaints about a rival's blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter final, but insisted that officials need to change the rules to prevent some runners from getting an unfair advantage.
The so-called "Blade Runner" was surging to a third straight 200-meter gold Sunday night when he was overtaken close to the finish by Alan Oliveira, who is also a double amputee. Pistorius then criticized Oliveira within minutes of the upset, claiming the Brazilian used longer carbon fiber prosthesis than should be allowed.
Paralympic officials insisted Monday that Oliveira did not break the rules and that the blades had been approved, and Pistorius said he should have waited before launching his outburst.
"I would never want to detract from another athlete's moment of triumph and I want to apologize for the timing of my comments," the South African said in a statement.
The Associated Press