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NCAA Game Summary - Virginia Tech at Boston College



(Saturday, November 2)

Final Score: Boston College 34, Virginia Tech 27

Chestnut Hill, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Williams ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns, as the Boston College Eagles claimed a 34-27 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies in Atlantic Coast Conference play at Alumni Stadium.

Williams carried the ball 33 times and accounted for more than half of his team's 289 yards from scrimmage. Chase Rettig completed 11-of-14 passes for 93 yards and a score to help the Eagles (6-3, 3-2 ACC) end a two-game slide.

Logan Thomas threw for 391 yards and two TDs for the previously nationally- ranked Hokies (4-4, 2-3), who have now dropped two in a row since having a six-game winning streak halted against Duke last week. Thomas had four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles lost) that led to 17 points for the opposition. Joshua Stanford finished with 171 yards on six catches for the visitors.

Boston College opened the scoring with a 19-yard touchdown scamper by Williams with 1:25 to play in the first quarter.

The second quarter belonged to Virginia Tech. The Hokies tied the score on Trey Edmunds' one-yard touchdown plunge at the 5:15 mark, and they took a 10-7 lead on Cody Journell's 56-yard field goal just before halftime.

BC's Nate Freese kicked a 24-yarder to make it a 10-10 game with 10:27 to play in the third quarter.

Virginia Tech answered with an eight-play, 82-yard drive, capped by Thomas' one-yard touchdown pass to Kalvin Cline.

But the Eagles once again responded, as Rettig found Jake Sinkovec for a two-yard TD pass to tie the score at 17 apiece with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter.

The Hokies went back on top, 20-17, on a 47-yard field goal by Journell early in the fourth.

However, BC began to take control from there. Freese knotted things up with a 43-yard field goal at the 8:45 mark, and on the third play of the ensuing series Thomas was intercepted by Kevin Pierre-Louis, who returned it 33 yards the other way for another Eagles touchdown.

The Hokies' next possession resulted in a turnover on downs, and on BC's next offensive play Williams broke free for a 62-yard TD scamper to make it a 34-20 game with 4:35 to play in regulation.

Virginia Tech would not go quietly, as Thomas connected with Edmunds for a 22- yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 34-27 with just under three minutes remaining. But after the Hokies defense forced a three and out, Thomas lost a fumble with just under a minute and a half to play.

Ultimately, the four Thomas turnovers proved costly, as Tech lost despite piling up 446 yards of total offense.

11/02 16:48:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
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CWS 4
BOS 6
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HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
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PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
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WAS
STL
 
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TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
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HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
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MIL 103
ATL 111
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CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
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OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
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SAN 100
LAL 113
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MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
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MIN 130
UTA 136
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BOS 102
WAS 118
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DEN 112
GSW 116
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POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
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TAM 4
MON 5
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PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
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NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
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NOR