In the Frank Beamer era, the Hokies had only overcome a 14-point second half deficit twice at home. Saturday, was not one of those.
After downing the 11th ranked Miami Hurricanes last week, Virginia Tech sputtered at home losing 27-24 in overtime to Maryland.
Virginia Tech opened up a 7-0 lead over Maryland, but the Terps came back and took a 14-7 lead into halftime.
Out of the half-- Maryland's CJ Brown hit Nigel King to take a 21-7 lead.
The Hokies didn't give in and scored a touchdown to make it a one possession game. Then with 9:32 left Logan Thomas hit Willie Byrn for a touchdown to tie the game at 21.
In the extra period, walk-on kicker Eric Kristensen connected from 31 yards to give Tech a 24-21 lead.
Maryland got the football and Brown took it in from three yards out to give Maryland the 27-24 win and make the Terps bowl eligible, while putting a severe dent in the Hokies' shot at an ACC Coastal Division Championship.
The overtime loss is Virginia Tech's first OT loss since the 2012 Sugar Bowl against Michigan.