2005 Boston College Game Analysis: Hokies Thrash Eagles

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It’s hard to imagine a more complete whipping than the Hokies laid on the Boston College Eagles last Thursday, but
despite dominating the statistics, the final score was just 30-10, aided by a late defensive TD. That brought some
complaints, particularly against the playcalling in the red zone, where the Hokies were perceived as struggling. We’ll
take a look at both things — how the Hokies dominated the Eagles and what happened in the red zone — in this game

Defensive Player
of the Game

picture: hokiesports.com
#9 Vince Hall

LB, 6-0, 246, rSo.
Score: 51.5 points

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Vince Hall wins it for an unprecedented third game in a row, and a season-high 51.5 points. Hall
3 solo tackles, 4 assists, 1 TFL (-1 yd), 2 passes defensed, 1 QBH, and of course, one
interception returned 13 yards for a TD.

51.5 points.

Darryl Tapp, 34.4 points (6 solo tackles, 6 assists, 2
TFLs for -17 yards, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 QBH).

Thursday’s game had all the makings of a whopper. #3 Virginia Tech against #14 Boston College (in the BCS — the
Eagles were ranked 11th and 13th in the AP and coaches’ polls). Thursday night, center state. Night game, sold-out Lane

But it was oddly unsatisfying, from an emotional standpoint. For a game that had all the trappings