Sadly it appears Joshua Nesbitt's career at Georgia Tech might be over. Word is a broken forearm. If this is true, he'll still go down as an all-time great at Georgia Tech.
As for the game, I don't believe in moral victories and the Jackets had their opportunities to win so they shouldn't be happy, but there are positives.
Backup QB Tevin Washington played very well replacing Nesbitt in a difficult situation. He led the Jacket's to one 4th quarter TD and then nearly another. He has some wheels and showed a nice arm. Nesbitt is a huge loss, but Washington is a player. The defense for the first time this year showed some real growth. Al Groh called good game; they just ran out of gas.
The negative is that Special Teams again made a crucial mistakes allowing the Hokies to score late on a kickoff return. The untimely penalties keep coming too. If Georgia Tech fielded just an adequate special team's unit they'd be 7-2.
Virginia Tech took one step closer to making it back to the ACC Championship game. I think they've already wrapped it up even with road games at UNC and Miami left. Different players and a different year by Virginia Tech, but Frank Beamer and his boys are going to win 10+ games again.
They just made the plays in the 2nd half when they needed, and didn't panic when they fell behind 14-0 to the Jackets. Criticize the Hokies if you want for the James Madison loss, but if they played again Virginia Tech wins by 3 TD's. No excuse, but that was a post-Boise St. hangover loss. This is a very good team with a stable of running backs that would make some NFL teams proud.