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Boston College defeats Virginia Tech, 17-3

The Return of the Jurk

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Boston College Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles faced off against the Virginia Tech Hokies tonight, November 5th, in Chestnut Hill for the annual Red Bandana game.

This big news of the evening? The return of QB Phil Jurkovec. After weeks of QB controversy and underperformance, BC’s original starter took snaps under center again for the first time since Week 2 against UMass.

The first half saw BC come out swinging with their “new” QB. A few stalled VT drives and lots of BC running saw the Eagles take a 10-0 lead to open the game. It also involved some wacky plays, like Jurkovec throwing a bad pick, but then recovering the loose football when the defender fumbled it, which netted the Eagles lots of yards and brought them into the red zone. Another pass by Jurkovec was batted down by a defender into the hands of another receiver, giving the Eagles enough room to punch in a first down on 4th-and-short. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech completed just 1 pass for 3 yards in the entire first half.

Boston College opened up their lead to 17-0 to open the second half with a drive that featured 10 Pat Garwo runs and a 46-yard bomb to Zay Flowers. VT put up a somewhat successful drive that led to a FG, but the Eagles still held the ball and a commanding 17-3 lead at the start of the 4th. Virginia Tech sputtered for the rest of the night as BC cruised to a comfortable 17-3 win to break their 4-game losing streak.