Staff Predictions: Virginia Tech

Matty Ice

Tom O'Brien's Eagles are looking for their first win versus the Hokies of Virginia Tech as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles upset the Hokies in Blacksburg in 2003; can they do it on the Alumni fieldturf tonight?

Michael Chevallier

BC dominates the first half of this game but only leads 7-3 at the break. An 8-yard Ryan to Purvis touchdown caps off a long scoring drive early in the second quarter.

The defense intercepts Sean Glennon twice, once in each half, and Ryan again connects with Kevin Challenger early in the third to put the Eagles up 14-3. Va. Tech answers with two scores to make it 17-14, but the Eagles go for the kill at the end of the game instead of holding for a field goal and Ryan hooks up with Tony Gonzalez in the back of the end zone with under a minute left. PAT no good. 20-17 BC

Pat McManus

14-13 BC. The points are earned on the ground as the Eagles hold off the Hokies for the one-point win. Matt Ryan doesn't get too much going, but completes enough passes on two touchdown drives as Andre Callender and L.V. Whitworth carry the workload. Without suspended wide-out Josh Hyman, the Virgina Tech passing game loses a step, while Ryan Glasper and the BC D finally come together when it matters.

Sid Vicious misses his only field goal try, but his two extra points are good enough to claim victory. Callender and Whitworth (and the offensive line) are the stars, combining for nearly 200 yards and both touchdowns. For the third time this season, the Eagles seal the win with an interception - this time by B.J. Raji, who catches his own deflection.

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