Rushing attack again hurts the Hokies
It seems to be a weekly thing now as another running back gashed through Bud Foster’s defense. Boston College star running back AJ Dillon tweaked his ankle during the game but was still able to finish with almost 100 yards on the ground. With the injury, the Eagles relied on backup running back Travis Levy. Levy came in and rushed for 75 yards and two scores. This is the fourth straight week the Hokies have allowed a team to rush for 150+ combined yards. Also the fifth time overall the defense has allowed over 125 yards rushing.
Ryan Willis plays well in defeat
Virginia Tech Quarterback Ryan Willis threw for 281 yards and three scores but could not prevent the Hokies from losing their third straight home game for the first time in 26 years. Willis briefly came out of the game after Boston College’s defensive end Ray Smith tackled him out of bounds. While Willis was evaluated by the team’s medical officials, Virginia Tech fans saw a glimpse of the future as true freshman quarterback Quincy Patterson stepped in for six plays midway through the fourth quarter.
Virginia Tech will travel to Pittsburgh to face off against another ACC opponent in an important Coastal Division matchup. Even with their two conference losses the Hokies still hold their fate in their hands.
If they win their remaining games, they should find themselves in the ACC Championship in December.
The now 17th ranked Boston College Eagles will return home to host the 2nd ranked Clemson Tigers in a “College Gameday” matchup with the outcome possibly deciding the winner of ACC Atlantic Division.