Boston College vs. Virginia Tech score: Eagles falter late, fall, 30-23, in overtime

BOSTON -- After taking a surprising 13-3 lead into the half on senior day at Alumni Stadium, the Boston College Eagles looked to have all the momentum on their side.

However, Virginia Tech kick return man Demitri Knowles would begin the second half with a bang, bringing back Nate Freese's opening kick-off all the way to the Eagles' 20-yard-line. Just a few plays later, the Hokies would go in for the touchdown when quarterback Logan Thomas took the ball himself on 4th and goal from the 1-yard-line. The Virginia Tech score would cut the BC lead to 13-10, early in the third quarter.

Boston College's offense would be unsuccessful on their next possession, and Virginia Tech would take over near the 40-yard-line. On 3rd-and-17 from the 37-yard-line of the Eagles, Logan Thomas would find his receiver, Marcus Davis, wide open in the endzone for a touchdown. This score would give the Hokies their first lead of the afternoon, at 17-13.

Freese would come through for the Eagles once again early in the game's final quarter, drilling a 42-yard field goal attempt to cut the BC deficit to just one, at 17-16.

Virginia Tech would answer with another field goal of their own later in the quarter when Cody Journall would hit from 42 yards out to extend the lead to 20-16. On the ensuing kick-off, the Eagles would benefit from a fantastic return by Spiffy Evans, setting up the offense at the 36-yard-line. Quarterback Chase Rettig was able to get the passing game into a rhythm and helped to drive the ball into the red-zone. On 3rd-and-4, true freshman tailback David Dudeck would score from 12 yards out for his first career rushing touchdown, putting the Eagles ahead, 23-20, with just 4:11 to play in the game.

The Hokies would answer back quickly as Thomas led a masterful drive, capped off by a 42-yard game-tying field goal from Cody Journall. With the score 23-23, BC and Virginia Tech would head to overtime.

Boston College would successfully win the coin toss and chose to differ, giving the Hokies the ball first. Thomas would cap a 6-play drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Randall Dunn, putting Virginia Tech ahead, 30-23.

Needing a touchdown to prolong the football game, Chase Rettig and the BC offense managed to gain a grand total of negative-1 yards. A short five-yard gain on 4th-and-11 would end the game, giving Virginia Tech a 30-23 road victory. BC falls to 2-9 (1-6) on the year, while the Hokies improve to 5-6 (3-4).

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