ATLANTA — Logan Thomas ran and passed for touchdowns in the first half.

ATLANTA — Logan Thomas ran and passed for touchdowns in the first half.

Virginia Tech's defense took it from there.

Thomas shook off a sluggish start to his senior season, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's proud running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.

Thomas overcame an abdominal strain to complete 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its fourth straight win over Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1).

Kyle Fuller had two tackles for losses and a forced fumble, Brandon Facyson intercepted a pass and had a forced fumble and fumble recovery and Derrick Hopkins had seven stops to lead a strong performance by the Hokies' defense.