Virginia Tech knocks off No. 8 Ohio State in Columbus

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The Virginia Tech Hokies upset the eighth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus on Saturday, coming away with a 35-21 victory.

Ohio State hadn't lost a home opener since 1978 prior to Saturday. The Buckeyes had also gone 64-0 in their previous 64 games against unranked, non-conference opponents.

Ohio State trailed 21-7 at the half, and clawed their way back into it, tying the game 21-21, but Virginia Tech ran away with it from there.

Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett completed 9-of-29 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown, adding 70 yards and an additional score on the ground, though he fired three interceptions playing behind a leaky offesnive line.

It was a bad day overall for the Big Ten, as Saturday marked the first time since Sept. 17, 1988 that Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all lost on the same day.

Virginia Tech knocks off No. 8 Ohio State in Columbus
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