Game Thread: Boston College vs. Virginia Tech (8:00PM, ACCN)

A.J. Black

Boston College is set to battle with the Virginia Tech Hokies, tonight at 8pm on the ACC Network. The Hokies have one of the best rushing attacks in the country, averaging over 300 yards a game. But on the other hand, their defense has suffered this year, due partially to missing players, and have allowed 37.0 points per game.  

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Before the game starts, here are the top articles we put out at BC Bulletin on the Virginia Tech game. 

Boston College vs. Virginia Tech: Final Thoughts & Predictions

Against Virginia Tech, BC Has Chance to Get Run Game Going

First Look: Virginia Tech Hokies

How to Watch: Boston College vs. Virginia Tech

Five Questions Boston College has to Answer to Beat Virginia Tech

Five Takeaways from Jeff Hafley's Press Conference

Boston College vs. Virginia Tech: Weekly Kickoff

Podcast: Want to prep yourself for today's game? Listen to our latest episode of the BC Bulletin Podcast. Hosted by AJ Black and Eric Hoffses, they give an experts take on this weekend's game and talk about what to expect.

Inactives: WR Justin Bellido, DB Tyler Days, LB Vinny DePalma, DB Connor Grieco, DL Izaiah Henderson, DB Jio Holmes, DB Steve Lubischer, TE Joey Luchetti, TE Hans Lillis, LS Tito Pasqualoni, WR Kobay White, WR Ethon Williams, DB Jalen Williams, TE Spencer Witter

13 Virginia Tech Players Are Inactive Tonight including Two Starters

Travis Levy and Deon Jones are active

Scoring Plays

Fourth Quarter

Hendon Hooker scores his fourth touchdown of the game. 40-17

Third Quarter

Raheem Blackshear runs it in from 28 yards out, two point conversion no good. 33-14 VT

Big stop for the Eagles, defense needed that. Johnson hits the field goal 27-17

Hendon Hooker rushes it up the middle, and it's another Hokie touchdown. 24-14 VT

Hunter Long with the 20 yard catch, and incredible effort to break the plane. 17-14 VT

Second Quarter

Hooker hits Herbert with a flare pass for 29 yards he goes in untouched. 17-7 VT.


VT responds quickly with a seven yard touchdown run by Hendon Hooker. 10-7 Virginia Tech

13 play 77 yard drive, as the Eagles march down field. Jaelen Gill with his first Boston College touchdown. 7-3 Boston College

First Quarter

After a sack by Jason Maitre, VT settles on their second field goal attempt of the game, hitting this time from 42 yards. 3-0 VT

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Comments (117)
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Edmonds Forever
Edmonds Forever

I think VT's offense is what Addazio always wanted BC to look like.

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Wheels fell off tonight with turnovers and inability to stop a good running team. Tackling still an issue.

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

I like being aggressive but I think we should have gone for the field goal on that last drive. We needed a field goal at some point anyways in order to make it a two score game

MAEagle
MAEagle

The tackling on this team is still horrid. Hafley will have a lot to answer after this game. Lukabu’s gameplan on D was suspect at best.

Kevin.connect
Kevin.connect

Three observations...

They may not be a good travel team.

First time Haf admonished a player on the sideline.

We have the best marketing team (videos, photography) in Power 5. Better than anyone.

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

Hooker killing us, unfortunately Betro standing out last two drives

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

We had that third down stop and just couldn’t make the tackle. Really frustrating game to watch right now

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

That was not intentional grounding?

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

We’ve gotta rip out the ball on these gang tackles

Grumpy06
Grumpy06

Still a2score game

BCEagle1974
BCEagle1974

Daz Spaz call 5 yards short

BCEagle1974
BCEagle1974

Plenty of time
Shotgun
Hurry Up
Call play at Line of scrimmage
28-27 win

MAEagle
MAEagle

VT has to be kicking themselves. Also, AJ any reason by Betro has been playing a lot more than Onwuka? I haven’t noticed Onwuka at all tonight

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

Really lucky drop by Herbert. Need to take advantage from here on out no more mistakes

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

So fortunate that was a dropped pass. Still a two possession game with little over a quarter to go

Kevin.connect
Kevin.connect

4 turnovers to zero, you lose

MAEagle
MAEagle

If Bailey is the only back who can keep the ball off the turf, then we should run with him. Enough with this crap. All four turnovers could have easily been avoided

Gasson305
Gasson305

Frustrating to say the least, but let's hope and pray for a defensive pick six.

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

Jeez. Maybe time to rethink moving gunnell to rb coach?

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

You’ve got to be kidding me...another turnover??? We’re done if VT converts to a TD

Gasson305
Gasson305

I don't believe it. Another fumble. 4th t/o

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

Someone in the booth needs to turn off their phone - that’s at least the third time

MAEagle
MAEagle

BC has to start selling out to stop the run. VTs offense is either zone read or straight handoffs. Make Hooker beat you with his arm. I repeat make Hooker beat you with his arm

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

We are running out of time here, can’t keep going back and forth

Gasson305
Gasson305

Stop Hooker on the perimeter

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

58 yard rush by Herbert. Man he is good.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Before this season I compared Hunter Long to Tommy Sweeney. No offense to Sweeney, but Long is in a class all by himself.

Kevin.connect
Kevin.connect

BC is the better team. If BC stops turning the ball over, BC wins.

Grumpy06
Grumpy06

Touchdown

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

How many tribursts would be needed to light alumni stadium in natural hywhite?

Gasson305
Gasson305

Is Hunter Long the next Gronk?

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

That has got to be a touchdown. What a second effort by Hunter Long.

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

This was definitely a TD - it really should be overturned

Gasson305
Gasson305

On 4th and 7, BC coverts with Galloway coming up big!

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

4th and 7...to Galloway??!!

Gasson305
Gasson305

We need Gill to have a huge second half

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

Nice stop and thankfully got the touchback

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Alright, can Hafley make an adjustment to stop this VT offense?

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

And at least we did better than UNC’s first half - getting absolutely demolished by running joke FSU right now 31-7 at the half.

Edmonds Forever
Edmonds Forever

This halftime gives me a chance to order my TacShaver. Man it really does a nice job on all these guys who've already shaved with a razor.

Gigi3BC
Gigi3BC

If this were last year, I’d be switching to Alabama and Georgia, but I have faith!

Dustbowl
Dustbowl

The only good things going for us right now are that the first half is over and that we’re only down 10 considering 3 turnovers

Gasson305
Gasson305

BC elected to run down the clock to end the first half. Hooker and Herbert were too much for our defense. Turnovers were brutal.

bcmoderate77
bcmoderate77

Honestly it could be a lot worse. Let’s hope second half magic continues this time. But man, Dave OB sucks at commentating football.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

BC can't stop VT, especially on the ground, Fuente is playing SUPER conservatively. Second drive he's done it. Tech to punt.

Gasson305
Gasson305

Finally, an offensive holding on VT

Silverdollar
Silverdollar

3 bed turnovers in the first half crippled us, fortunate we have a fighting chance to come back

Gigi3BC
Gigi3BC

Dammit, I was just going to post it was closer than I anticipated.

Gasson305
Gasson305

I have a bad feeling about this game. That second VT score was way to easy

Kevin.connect
Kevin.connect

Game plan is going according to plan . Shutting down that back and the overall run. If it where not for the turnovers BC winning by 1 or 2 scores.


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