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FINAL: Boston College Football Out-Slugs Virginia Tech 31-21, Sets Up Matchup For Ages Against Clemson

Win against Va. Tech sets up game against Clemson that could lead to inside track in ACC Atlantic race

Boston College v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Steve Addazio said when he was introduced as head coach many moons ago that it was his goal to win championships during his tenure at Boston College.

Next Saturday, he will have an opportunity to get an inside track to compete for just that.

That’s because his Eagles defeated Virginia Tech in a slug-fest in Blacksburg, Va., 31-21, to set up a matchup against Clemson next Saturday in Chestnut Hill that could lead to BC getting the inside track in the ACC Atlantic race and a berth in the ACC Championship.

The game was a back-and-forth affair, with BC getting on the board first with a three-yard AJ Dillon run to put the Eagles on the board. After that, Virginia Tech scored two unanswered touchdowns to preserve a one-score lead going into the locker room.

Then the second half happened.

Going into the game, Justin Fuente during his tenure as head coach was 20-0 when his Hokies were leading at halftime. That record now has a blemish.

That is because the Eagles played a relentless third quarter, scoring two touchdowns to propel themselves to a one-score lead. The Eagles then survived a fourth quarter slugfest to win the game, the team’s seventh of the year, to set up a date with destiny with Clemson.

Travis Levy was the star of the game on offense, netting two touchdowns with 75 yards in a workman-like effort for the Eagles.

We’ll have more coverage over the next few days, but in the meantime, get hype BC fans. This will be a fun week.