Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 14: Eagles Fall Flat After Early Success

Chase Rettig threw for 181 yards and a touchdown and also ran for one touchdown, but Boston College fell flat and lost in the second half to No. 12 Virginia Tech, 30-14, on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA.

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Boston College Vs. Virginia Tech Final Score: Hokies Dominate Second Half, Wins 30-14

Boston College struck first and went into halftime with a surprising 7-6 lead over the twelfth-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg, but Virgina Tech turned it on in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 24-7 en route to their seventh win of the season. The loss drops Boston College to 1-6 and leaves them without a win against FBS school this season.

After a mistake-free first half Boston College turned the ball over twice during the second half. BS quarterback Chase Rettig finished the game 13-30 for 181 yards, two touchdowns (one rushing) and one interception. 

With five semi-difficult games remaining, will Boston College finish the season without a win against a FBS opponent? Next week they travel to Maryland to face the Terrapins before they return home to host Florida State and North Carolina State. They finish the season on the road, at Notre Dame and at the Miami Hurricanes. 

For more Boston College football coverage, visit our team page, or our blog BC Interruption.

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UPSET ALERT: Boston College Leads Virginia Tech 7-6 at Halftime

Boston College jumped out to a 7-0 lead with only three minutes gone by in the first quarter. The twelfth-ranked Virginia Tech quickly answered with a field goal to cut Boston College's lead to 7-3 and added another field goal to end the half. 

Virginia Tech has averaged a healthy 31 points per game this season and Boston College has allowed nearly 26 per game. But somehow the Eagles find themselves clinging to a 7-6 halftime lead – in Blacksburg, nonetheless.

BC quarterback Chase Rettig – who is responsible for the game's only touchdown – is 9-18 for 142 yards through the air. He has a total of -7 yards rushing, on four attempts, but his touchdown came on the ground. 

Boston College has accumulated 149 total yards, compared to 201 for Virginia Tech. Neither team has a turnover and there's only been on penalty called, for five yards.

It's worth noting again that Boston College is a 21-point underdog. The second half of the game can be found on ESPN3.

For more Boston College football coverage, visit our team page, or our blog BC Interruption

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UPSET ALERT: Boston College Takes 7-0 Lead Over Virginia Tech

Less than three minutes into the action Boston College – who have yet to record a FBS victory this season – have taken a seven point lead over the twelfth ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg.

The touchdown came on a two-yard run by BC quarterback Chase Rettig, who is 1-1 for 35 yards through the air. The Eagles are 1-5 this season and 0-3 in the ACC. Their only win came against non-FBS school UMass. 

This game still has a long way to go, but it's something to keep an eye on. Boston College entered as three-touchdown underdogs at +21. Virgina Tech is 6-1 on the season with their only loss coming against the undefeated Clemson Tigers, who ranks thirteenth in the nation.

At the time of this update the score is 7-0 Boston College with seven minutes remaining in the first quarter. Virginia Tech has the ball. The game can be followed on ESPN3.

For more Boston College football coverage, visit our team page, or our blog BC Interruption.

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