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Postgame Quotes: #22 Boston College Beats Virginia Tech

Coach Addazio’s thoughts after a big win in Blacksburg.

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Virginia Tech Football

Postgame Media Conference

Nov. 3, 2018

Boston College Steve Addazio Q&A Highlights

Opening Statement

“We went on the road in one of the most difficult places to play in the country. We played a very physical football team that was inspired. Our team had a strong resolve. They knew we had some missed opportunities, and came out with a tremendous amount of energy and passion. You could just tell by the look in their eyes we were going to find a way to win this game. Our defense stood tall, our offense found ways to drive the ball down the field and score. It was a great team win in all three phases in a tough environment. Our guys found a way to finish. That was no easy task to come back and beat this football team. I’m proud of our team and the coaches, they stuck together and had tremendous faith.”

On the play of running back Travis Levy.

“Travis did an unbelievable job. We gave him the game ball in the locker room. I’m very proud of his effort. On the goal line, he got stopped, and re-surged and got the ball over for a touchdown. He stepped up and played one heck of a football game when we really needed it.”

Was putting pressure on Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis one of your goals?

“Yes, they had six or seven men protecting a four-man rush. We needed to put pressure on them but we didn’t want to put our back ends in harm’s way. Our guys did a great job in the second half of getting home with a four-man rush. Even at times when we couldn’t get home, we forced him out of the pocket and made him throw the ball away.”

On the play of quarterback Anthony Brown

“Obviously in the first half we missed some opportunities. That happens, we’re in a tough environment. But I thought in the second half he played with great poise and confidence and really played fantastic. He was a really good field-general leader out there.”

Did you take anything from Virginia Tech’s struggles to stop the run against Georgia Tech last week?

“We looked at the whole body of work. The Georgia Tech game is an anomaly to me. It distorts the whole thing. To Tech’s credit, I thought they did a great job. They were down three linebackers. We’re a pretty good running outfit and we were struggling to run the football early in that game. I thought they did a fantastic job. They were loading the box, and that’s why we tried a couple of those long balls. And we get frustrated when we can’t connect with those and want to go back to running the football. But it’s hard against nine, 10-man fronts.”

On the prospect of playing Clemson next week

“We’re 7-2. We are playing in a very tough side of this conference right now. We have handled our business and now we have the opportunity to play the No. 2 team in the country who is playing lights-out football. To go back home to Chestnut Hill, to play a big-time game, I hope our fanbase is as energized as our team right now. We’re very grateful and fortunate that we’re in a position to make it a big-time game.”