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No. 24 Virginia Tech wins sixth in row, ends 4-game skid against Pittsburgh, 19-9

  • Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas (3) tosses a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas (3) tosses a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler (58) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins (98) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage (7) is sacked by Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins (98) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Logan Thomas threw an early touchdown pass, Cody Journell kicked four field goals and No. 24 Virginia Tech sacked Pittsburgh's Tom Savage eight times in a 19-9 victory on Saturday.

The Hokies (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their sixth straight game and ended a four-game losing streak against the Panthers, avenging a 35-17 loss a year ago that sent Virginia Tech into a long skid.

This time, they proved just as inhospitable hosts to the ACC newcomer Panthers (3-2, 2-2).

Savage, who tied an ACC record with six touchdown passes three weeks ago in a 58-55 victory against Duke, never had much of a chance to get wide receivers Devin Street and Tyler Boyd into the game.

Savage's sacks totaled minus-49 yards, and he has now been sacked 15 times in his past two appearances.