Virginia Tech holds off Pitt 39-36 in college football

PITTSBURGH (AP) " Jerod Evans shook off a right ankle injury to throw for a career-high 406 yards and two touchdowns and lead No. 25 Virginia Tech to a 39-36 victory over Pittsburgh in college football on Thursday.

Joey Slye tied a school and Atlantic Coach Conference record by kicking six field goals and Isaiah Ford's 10 receptions included his school-record 23rd receiving touchdown as the Hokies beat the Panthers on the road for the first time in 17 years.

Evans left briefly in the third quarter after injuring his right leg, but returned to overwhelm one of the nation's worst pass defenses.

Bucky Hodges caught six passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and Cam Phillips added 109 yards receiving as Virginia Tech all but ended Pitt's hopes of an ACC Coastal Division title.

James Conner ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers.

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