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Georgia Tech 37, Boston College 17: Eagles routed again in Atlanta

Boston College's defense was shredded in a 37-17 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, GA. The Eagles fell to 1-6 overall.

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Boston College goes down to GTech 37-17

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets raced out to a 25-point halftime lead over the Boston College Eagles and cruised to a 37-17 victory Saturday in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech (3-4, 2-3 ACC) made hay on the ground, rushing for 391 yards. Four Yellow Jackets players rushed for more than 55 yards, while a fifth finished with 41 yards. The Yellow Jackets ended the day with 563 total yards of offense.

Georgia Tech thoroughly dominated the first half, racking up over 400 yards of offense and holding Boston College (1-6, 0-4 ACC) to 123 yards. Yellow Jackets quarterbacks Tevin Washington and Vad Lee each accounted for two scores in the half.

Boston College tried to make a game of it in the second half, as Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig found his groove passing. After going down 31-3, Rettig threw two straight touchdown passes to make the score 31-17 with just over 13 minutes left in the contest. For the game, Rettig completed 19 of 31 passes for 264 yards and two scores.

Georgia Tech sealed the game on a seven-yard touchdown scamper by David Sims with just under five minutes left.

Box Score Hero: Washington only threw for 83 yards, but he rushed for 63 yards and two scores.

Rankings Ramifications: There were no rankings ramifications for this game.

But Did They Cover?: Georgia Tech was favored by 14.5 points and they covered.

For More On This Game: Head over to Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat. For more on Boston College, check out BC Interruption.

Next Week's Schedule: Georgia Tech will host Brigham Young at 3:00 p.m. ET. Boston College will take on the Maryland Terrapins at 1:00 p.m. ET.


This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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BC getting trounced at halftime vs. GT

The Boston College Eagles' defense was shredded over and over again in the first half, as the Eagles trail the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 28-3 at halftime.

Georgia Tech racked up 241 yards rushing and 407 yards overall in the half. Four Yellow Jackets players have at least 37 yards on the ground, with Zach Laskey's 71 yards leading the way. Quarterback Tevin Washington has two rushing touchdowns.

Georgia Tech got on the board first with a 13-play, 90-yard touchdown drive that spanned 5:36. Washington capped the long drive with a 12-yard run. The Yellow Jackets pushed the lead out to 14-0 early in the second quarter after Washington's second score.

Boston College finally was able to get something going on offense, with a 61-yard drive that resulted in a 25-yard field goal by Nate Freese to cut the score to 14-3.

Georgia Tech added on two more touchdowns in the second quarter to bring the score to 28-3. Backup quarterback Vad Lee accounted for both touchdowns, with one coming on the ground and the other coming through the air.

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