If Logan Thomas had it his way, he’d probably want to play Georgia Tech every week.
The senior quarterback is now 3-0 against the Yellow Jackets, and in their three meetings, he’s thrown six touchdowns and ran for three more, all while not turning the ball over once.
Logan’s never been one to shy away from forcing a deep ball into coverage, or tossing up an "arm punt" when rushed, but when it comes time to play the Yellow Jackets, he’s incredibly consistent.
In his three games against Georgia Tech, he completed 61.8 percent of his passes, and in the two games following Georgia Tech; he’s completed, again, 61.8 percent of his passes — all while tossing two touchdowns and running for another in each game.
It’s a pretty intriguing statistic for a quarterback who’s been about as consistent as Blacksburg's weather.
Every time the two Techs face off, it’s always prominent and in prime time, and Thomas has been sensational.
Last week against GT, he posted the second-highest completion percentage of his career at 76 percent after completing his first nine passes.
“Things are good whenever he’s hot like that,” offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said. “There were two passes in that stretch that were actually mistakes by him, and guys around him were able to make plays that were huge.”
He put up his best stat line of the year despite nursing an abdominal strain that prevented him from fully participating in practice leading up to the game.
“I’ve had that injury and it’s not fun, especially when you throw. It’s not an easy injury to overcome since you’re using all those muscles,” Loeffler said. “He’s practiced a little bit more than he did last week which is a huge positive.”
Earlier in the week, Frank Beamer said that Thomas fits toughness “to a T.” If Thomas has improved anything this season, it’s not getting rattled in close games.
With help from his defense, Thomas and the Hokies have won their last three games by a single score, moving Thomas to 10-3 in one-score games in his career.
Beating Georgia Tech, who some consider the Hokies’ best competition in the conference, not only helps the team in the conference department, but has also shown to let Thomas get in a groove.
“I never lost confidence in myself,” Thomas said after the game. “I had a good mentality coming in. I knew I had to be tough.”
Thomas, who’s certainly guilty of being reckless with the ball, has always followed up beating Georgia Tech with another strong performance. With Thomas as the starter, the Hokies are 2-0 following Georgia Tech games.