CC on Sunday: BC Turnovers and VT Running Game Create Lop-Sided Win

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Justin Fuente Virginia Tech
Justin Fuente and the team celebrate the win over Boston College. (Virginia Tech Athletics)

Virginia Tech 40, Boston College 14.  That’s a good score, and not one I was expecting.  For the fourth time this season, the Hokies scored more points than I predicted, but for the first time this year their opponent scored fewer than I predicted.  I picked the Hokies to win 34-31, so to me 40-14 is a darn good result.  I suspect most of you feel the same, and that you got a good night’s sleep last night. 

This game was more of the same.  Tech’s running game was completely dominant, and the defense gave up a lot of yards.  However, this time around the opposition had a big problem with turnovers.  When you are -5 in turnover margin, as BC was on Saturday night, it’s hard to win.  In fact, it’s hard to not get blown out when are -5 in turnovers, and that’s exactly what happened to the Eagles in front of 1,000 rabid Tech fans in Lane Stadium.

Here are my late Saturday night/early Sunday morning thoughts on the Boston College game.