At one point, the Hokies trailed 17-0. And even after they got on the scoreboard with a touchdown, Notre Dame answered for a 24-7 lead.
But as bad as Virginia Tech was in the first quarter, when it tallied four yards of offense, it was equally as resilient in the second half. And for a defense that again gave up plenty of big plays early, it got a stop on a last-second attempt by the Fighting Irish when they reached midfield.
Now, the Hokies have some momentum going into next week. And that's the real test, as a win over rival Virginia would clinch a spot in the ACC championship game.
Check out the above video for full analysis of the win.