Sunday Ramblings: BC, the Bowl Streak, and the Thursday Games

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Frank Beamer
Frank Beamer

Heading into yesterday’s game, Virginia Tech and Boston College had split their last six meetings in Chestnut Hill, and both teams had scored exactly 130 points in the process. It doesn’t get any closer than that. Wins up there have been hard to come by, so don’t take yesterday’s victory for granted.

Even when the Hokies win at BC, it’s often a dogfight. In 2002, the Hokies escaped with a 28-23 victory. In 2012, they barely knocked off a two-win Eagle squad in overtime. Of course, we all remember the debacle in 2006, and the 28-23 defeat in 2008 that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. This 2015 BC team is putrid offensively, but so was the Wake Forest team the Hokies lost to last season. ¬†Yesterday’s game was no gimme.

The bottom line is that Tech won a football game, and did so comfortably. BC didn’t make it close, outside of the first few minutes when it was 0-0. Comfortable wins have been hard to come by in recent seasons, so let’s appreciate it, and let’s hope for more wins like that down the stretch.

Offense Starts Out Hot, Then Turtles Up With a 20 Point Lead

When Virginia Tech took a 20-0 lead into halftime, I texted Will Stewart and told him to prepare for the most