Boston College’s five-game win streak collapsed beneath a system large breakdown.
Virginia Tech scored 31 factors within the first half and rolled over BC 48-22 earlier than 33,665 on a spectacular, sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
BC fell to 6-4, 3-3 within the ACC, and resumes league play on Thursday night time in opposition to the Pittsburgh Panthers at Acrisure Stadium. The Hokies improved to 5-5 total and 4-2 within the ACC.
“When you go on a couple of games win streak you have to be focused, be on your details and execute at a high level and if you don’t you get humbled pretty quick,” stated BC coach Jeff Hafley. “We have to flip the page quickly and this group will respond as we’ve done it all year.”
Tech quarterback Kyon Jones ripped by the BC protection on the bottom and within the air earlier than exiting the fray after three quarters. Jones rushed for 135yards on 20 carries and accomplished 12-of-17 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Tech had 600 yards of offense on 72 performs and had been five-of-five in purple zone scoring possibilities.
“We knew they were going to run their quarterback and we had chanced to get him down,” stated Hafley. “There was some stuff schematically but I’m not surprised, he’s a good runner and they have good backs.”
BC dynamic twin risk quarterback Thomas Castellanos suffered by a tricky efficiency. Castellanos rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries and accomplished 10-of-20 passes for 110 yards with two interceptions and a landing. BC has 262 yards of whole offense and had been 3-of-12 on third down.
The Eagles imploded in all three phases within the first half and had been by no means a critical risk to the Hokies. BC received into hassle on the opening snap of the sport when Castellanos’ drop again move to Jaden Williams was intercepted by junior security Jalen Stroman on the Eagles’ 37. The BC protection clamped down within the purple zone and held the Hokies to a 27-yard discipline purpose by John Love with 12:40 to play.
Castellanos made amends with an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive. Broome ran for 36 yards to the Tech 4 and scored on the following play to make it 7-3 with 9 minutes on the board. That could be all of the offense BC would generate till rubbish time within the fourth quarter.
Castellanos’ second deep move of the sport went the identical approach as the primary. Stroman gained a 50-50 ball with Dino Tomlin for his second decide on the Tech 31. The Hokies transformed the turnover right into a landing with an 11-play, 69-yard drive. The trek ended on a seven-yard run up the center by tailback Bhayshul Tuten to make it 10-7 with 1:28 to play within the first.
The Hokies caught the Eagles’ return staff flatfooted with a profitable onside kick that was recovered on the Tech 49. The Hokies went up 17-7 on a 22-yard move from Drones to separate finish Stephen Gosnell with 13:07 to play within the second.
“They had the two interceptions and an onside kick and we just never recovered from that and the score got out of hand pretty quickly,” stated Hafley. “We never got in a rhythm on how we wanted to play the game.”
Tech opened its subsequent possession with a 59-yard run by Drones to the BC 16. Drones made it 24-7 with a five-yard toss to Jaylen Lane on a wheel route with 7:04 to play within the half.
Drones received Tech’s remaining scoring drive of the primary half going with a 70-yard hookup with Da’Quan Felton to the BC 9. Tuten scored on a 5-yard run up the center to make it 31-7 with 1:37 to play within the half.
Virginia Tech opened the second half with a with a 10-play, 76-yard drive to make it 38-7 with 8:50 to play. Tuten powered by the Eagles’ entrance seven from the 4 for his third TD of the sport.
BC lower the result in 38-15 with a 13-play, 65-yard drive on an 8-yard landing toss from Castellanos to Jaedn Skeete. Hokies’ tailback Malachi Thomas scored on a 35-yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter to make 45-15.