Virginia Tech, the #5 team in the country, handed Boston College its worst loss since the 2000 season, as the Hokies dominated in every aspect of the game, downing the Eagles 48-14 Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.
The last time the Eagles were defeated this bad was back in the 2000 season when Miami won 52-6 in the Orange Bowl.
The Hokies (5-1, 3-0 ACC) would get on the board first. After taking the opening kickoff at their own 40, the Hokies would march downfield behind the running of Ryan Williams. The Hokies would cap off the eight-play drive with a 31-yard field goal by Matt Waldron to take a 3-0 lead with 10:59 in the first quarter.
A 24-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor to Danny Coale on the Hokies second possession would give Virginia Tech a 10-0 advantage with 4:50 left in the first quarter.
Virginia Tech would start putting the game out of reach in the second quarter. A 1-yard dive Williams, a 41-yard pass from Taylor to Jarratt Boykin, a 22-yard interception by Rashad Carmichael and a Waldron 40-yard field goal would give the Hokies a comfortable 34-0 halftime lead.
The Virginia Tech defense held Boston College to three yard of total offense and no first downs in the opening half.
After giving the scoreboard operator a rest in the third quarter. Both teams would put him back to work in the fourth quarter.
With a lot of the Hokie reserves now in the game, Boston College (4-2, 2-2 ACC) would finally get on the scoreboard at the 10:55 mark of the fourth quarter. A 48-yard pass from Michael Marscovetra to Colin Larmond and Steve Aponavicius PAT would make it 34-7.
The Hokies followed with an 80-yard pass from Ju-Ju Clayton to Marcus Davis and a 1-yard plunge by David Wilson to take a 48-7 lead with 6:40 left in the fourth quarter.
A 1-yard TD pass to Lars Anderson from Marscovetra with 33 seconds left in the game, would make the final 48-14, Hokies.
For the game, Boston College finished with 163 yards of total offense, while Virginia Tech tallied 441 yard of offense.
The Eagles were led on the ground by Montel Harris, who had 43 yards on 11 carries. Starting quarterback Dave Shinskie completed 1-of-12 passes for 4-yards before being pulled. Michael Marscovetra, who came in off the bench, completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards.
Ryan Willaims led the Hokies rushing game with 159 yards on 18 carries. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 7-of-10 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Ju-Ju Clayton also saw action, as he went 1-for-2 for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Virginia Tech will head to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech next Saturday. Kickoff is 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2.