It took 10 weeks, but the Virginia Tech Hokies played their best game of the season. Unfortunately it resulted in a last-second, 28-22 loss to No. 9 Florida State in Blacksburg.
No one gave the Hokies a chance, especially after their performance last Thursday, and rightfully so. But head coach Frank Beamer had the Hokies ready to play and it showed throughout the night.
Despite the heartbreaking, game-winning score, Bud Foster's defense was outstanding throughout the night.
Florida State entered this game with the No. 1 overall defense in the country and a top-10 offense, and Virginia Tech matched them to the end.
With their record now at 4-6, it is the worst season in 20 years for Virginia Tech football. Coincidentally, that was the last year they missed playing in a bowl game.
Here are some winners and losers from Thursday night's game.