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Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 14: Post Game Links And Notes

BC Drops 30-14 Decision To No. 16 Virginia Tech (
"Once we got inside the 50, we stalled," Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig said. He accounted for both scores, running two yards for the first and hitting Chris Pantale for a 7-yard TD.

Recapping Wake Forest, Virginia Tech wins (ESPN ACC Blog)
Virginia Tech's offense got off to a slow start and the Hokies trailed 7-6 at the half, but a spark from running back David Wilson got the Hokies back on track. Wilson's 42-yard touchdown run on the first possession of the third quarter gave the Hokies the momentum in the second half. Virginia Tech has since won three straight following its loss to Clemson, and the Hokies are in even better shape following Georgia Tech's impending loss to Miami. Still, back-to-back Thursday night games remain against Georgia Tech and North Carolina, but the Hokies helped distance themselves again with today's win.

Eagles down and out (
"They wore us down a bit and made some big plays," BC coach Frank Spaziani said. "We didn’t make the big plays when we had the chance and that’s what it came down to. Once again, there were a lot of things out there that we did and we just need to keep going forward."

Rolandan Finch rushing to front (
"Early on they were stacking the box to stop the run and we took advantage of what we saw," said Finch. "We ran a few screens today and they worked out pretty well."

Heights Sports Blog
I actually got hit on that play. I don’t know. I talk about it being my biggest critique. First and 10, we’re driving, and then all of a sudden…I’ve thrown three interceptions since Coach Brock has taken over as offensive coordinator, and all three of them shouldn’t have happened. I shouldn’t have thrown the ball. But I thought we had a look on that play and I tried to get rid of it early. I couldn’t see [the linebacker], honestly. He ended up making a good play. - Quarterback Chase Rettig on his third quarter interception in Boston College's 30-14 loss at Virginia Tech

ACC Winners and Losers: Week 8 (
Luke Kuechly is not a loser, but his performances this season have gone largely overlooked because of Boston College's struggles. The junior linebacker entered the game as the nation's leading tackler, averaging 16.5 tackles per game. As the Eagles' defense slowly broke down against David Wilson and Virginia Tech's downhill attack, Kuechly never stopped. The All-American finished Saturday's loss with 19 tackles, and once again seemed to be in on almost every open field tackle. With injuries and close losses, 2011 has not been friendly to Boston College. In the case that this might be Kuechly's last season in Chestnut Hill, it is a shame these performances are finding their way to the back page rather than the headlines. 

Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 14: Another Late Wake Up Call for Hokies (Gobbler Country)
Everyone seemed to sleepwalk through the first half, from the crowd to the coaches to the players, but the second half saw the Hokies make adjustments to their offense that allowed them to roll for 24 second-half points. In the first quarter, the Hokies ran a lot of zone-read that BC was prepared for and did a good job of stopping.

Virginia Tech football turns to David Wilson, runs away from Boston College (The Washington Post)
Running back David Wilson finishes with 134 yards in the Hokies’ 30-14 win against the Eagles.