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Virginia Tech rallies from 14 down to beat Ga Tech 23-21

Frank Beamer picked up his first retirement gift.

Pretty sweet one, too.

Virginia Tech rallied from an early 14-point deficit to give its retiring coach a 23-21 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night, moving the Hokies a step closer to becoming eligible for their 23rd straight bowl appearance.

"I can't tell you how much this win means," said Beamer, the winningest active coach in the NCAA's top division.

The 68-year-old coach announced his retirement last week with the once-mighty Hokies (5-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) mired in another mediocre season.

But, if Virginia Tech wins one of its last two games, Beamer can at least go out...