Boston College (2-4, 0-3 ACC) just couldn't get anything going offensively Saturday night at Alumni Stadium, as Virginia Tech comfortably defeated the Eagles 23-10.
While Virginia Tech (5-1, 1-1 ACC) made its fair share of plays, don't put this one on the Eagle defense, which forced an early turnover when Isaac Yiadom caught a pass tipped by Zach Allen, and brought consistent pressure on VT quarterback Josh Jackson.
Nobody brought more heat than star defensive end Harold Landry, who tied a career-high with three sacks. The senior appeared to injure his ankle on his third sack, but did return.
Landry's running mate Zach Allen added 13 tackles, 3 for loss and a sack, but none of it mattered, as BC's offense was stuck in the mud all night.
The BC offense mustered just 9 first downs and 73 passing yards through three quarters, and opened the fourth quarter forcing Mike Knoll to punt from the back of his own end zone on back-to-back possessions.
Knoll punted 8 times on the night, as redshirt freshman Anthony Brown completed just 7 of 20 passes through three quarters of play. BC didn't reach the end zone until receiver Jeff Smith took a hand off and threw back to Brown for a 25-yard score late in the fourth, but the game was already out of reach at that point.
Stay tuned for more coverage from a frustrating night at the Heights.