The road woes have come to an end. Well, sort of. Virginia Tech escaped Boston College with a 30-23 win yesterday, but it came against a 2-9 team that probably shouldn't have come that close. Having seen replays and thought it over, here's publisher Jason Stamm's exam of the Hokies' win:
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Again, the carries were split, between freshman
Again, not a spectacular day overall at this position as well, but more big plays were made in the clutch. Maybe fueled from not getting the start for the first time all season, senior
For the first time all season, Thomas was not sacked, which was a plus. The Boston College defense isn't a great one, but Thomas was given time to throw. He was rushed a bit on his fumble, but recovered. It would have been nice to see the line giving the running backs more holes to run through, but the line took a few steps forward overall.
The heat was on Eagles senior quarterback
What a great day for the trio of junior
The overall play was better, with six tackles from sophomore rover
The Hokies' coaches still couldn't get a ton going on offense, but had some better calls in the red zone, which has been an achilles heel this season. Nothing spectacular, but nothing that really kept Virginia Tech out of the game. Defensive coordinator
On the Eagle's senior day, it wasn't a loud crowd, but a better turnout than many expected. The official attendance was 34,266, which might have helped both teams, who we feared might be playing in front of an empty stadium.