Virginia Tech's Eric Gallo couldn't bring himself to leave the field after senior day win (Photos)

Dr. Saturday
(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

Eric Gallo just wanted to spend a little more time on the field at Lane Stadium.

Saturday was senior day for Virginia Tech. Gallo, a three-year starter at center, and his teammates eked out a 20-14 win over Pittsburgh. After the win, Gallo’s last in Blacksburg, he just couldn’t bring himself to leave the field.

These pictures from the VT Twitter account — taken over an hour after the game — tell the story:

(via Virginia Tech)
(via Virginia Tech)
(via Virginia Tech)
(via Virginia Tech)

That’s pretty special.

Senior day is always an emotional day, no matter the sport. The fact that the Hokies won on a dramatic goal line stand probably brought things to a new level.

Virginia Tech took a 20-14 lead with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter but the Panthers had a chance to win the game in the final minute. Pitt advanced all the way to the 1-yard line and had four tries to score. The Hokies stuffed Pitt running back Darrin Hall twice on runs, broke up a Kenny Pickett pass attempt and stopped Hall for a third time on fourth down to seal the win.


That’s a pretty good way to win on senior day, huh?

The win improved Virginia Tech’s record to 8-3 on the year heading into the finale against rival Virginia on Friday night in Charlottesville.

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