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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Boston College

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Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2) vs. Boston College Eagles (3-4)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Boston College Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Defensively, the Eagles play out of multiple formations, but primarily the 4-3.
  • Defensively, the Eagles are giving up 423.6 yards per game, good for No. 86 nationally. They also are No. 67 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 27.4 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Boston College is No. 84 nationally, allowing only 184.3 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 239.3 yards per game, good for a No. 77 ranking in the nation.
  • After eight games, the Hokies rank No. 110 in the nation in total offense with 335.8 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 105 nationally in rushing with 124.5 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 83 in the nation with 211.3 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank No.101 in the country in scoring offense with 21.5 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Boston College Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Boston College runs a multiple offense
  • The Eagles rank No. 108 nationally in total offense with 339.7 yards per game. They are also scoring 23 points per game, which ranks tied for No. 92 nationally.
  • Boston College ranks No. 111 in passing offense with 163.1 yards per game through the air.
  • The Eagles rank No. 57 nationally with 176.6 yards per game on the ground.
  • Chase Rettig has passed for 1,140 yards with 1o touchdowns and 4 interceptions so far this season, his fourth as a starter.
  • Running back Andre Williams is the Eagles only consistent runner, standing at 1,010 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground through seven games.
  • Alex Amidon is far and away Boston College's leading-receiver this year, having nearly six times as many catches as the next-closest player. He has 46 receptions for 585 yards and 3 touchdowns so far this year.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 5 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 91 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 157.8 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 3 nationally in total defense, allowing 248.8 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is ranked for No. 5 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 14.8 points per game (though 21 of those points were not allowed by the defense).

Watch the Box Score

  • Turnovers
  • Virginia Tech rushing yardage by players other than Logan Thomas
  • Boston College rushing yards
  • Field goals

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Boston College Players to Watch

  • 44 - Andre Williams, Sr., RB
  • 83 - Alex Amidon, Sr., WR
  • 91 - Kasim Edebali, Sr., DE
  • 24 - Kevin Pierre-Louis, Sr., LB

Final Score

Virginia Tech 16, Boston College 13