The Hokies opened up the 2016 A.C.C. slate by welcoming Boston College to Lane Stadium. The Hokies entered the game a six point home favorite. B.C. won the toss, and deferred to the second half. The Hokies went 3 and out and were forced to punt. B.C. turned it over on its first possession via a fumble. The Hokies took advantage and capped off the second drive with a T.D. reception by Travon McMillian. Evans hit McMillian on a 15 yard screen pass, 7-0 Hokies.
The Hokies defense appeared ready from the start. After pinning B.C. deep in its own territory, the Hokies had great starting field position for drive number three. The Hokies weren't able to take advantage, and were forced to punt. After a couple of stalled drives, the Hokies put together a nice drive. The possession culminated with Jerod Evans hooking up with Isaiah Ford on a gorgeous 8 yard fade. The Hokies led 14-0 with 1:15 left in the first. The teams traded punts in the early part of the second quarter. The Hokies started moving the ball again, midway through the second quarter, and Evans hooked up with Ford for the second time in the game. 21-0 Hokies, and the game went to half.
The second half, the Hokies stopped B.C. and forced the punt. Jerod Evans wasted no time marching the Hokies down the field. He eventually found r-Fr Chris Cunningham for his first career touchdown. Virginia Tech was pulling away from the Eagles, and the game was 28-0 early in the third.
FUENTEBALL in Blacksburg!!— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 17, 2016
Virginia Tech 21
Boston College 0
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With the game seemingly in hand, the Hokies continued to push the Eagles around on offense. After converting a 4th and 1, the Hokies hit pay dirt once again. This time, Evans hooked up with Sam Rogers, and the rout was truly on. 35-0 Hokies with 7:15 left in the third. The Hokies were truly moving the ball at will, and B.C. had absolutely no answers. Evans got a bit greedy with 5:21 left in the third, and threw a bad pick. Still, with 5 touchdowns on the day, we can let that go. The Hokies kept the pressure, and found the end zone for the 6th time on the day. Travon McMillian punched it in from 8 yards out to make it 42-0.
There was still plenty of time left in this blowout. The fourth quarter saw Brenden Motley spell Evans to get some valuable experience. He decided to get in the scoring act, busting up the gut on a designed quarterback draw. The 26 yard touchdown run made it 49-0 with 10:33 left in the game. The fact that B.C. still had the first team defense in the game made it even more satisfying. Boston College had the number one ranked defense in all of F.B.S. last season, and Coach Fuente and company were crushing them.
Late in the fourth, the Hokies had a targeting call on Houshun Gaines. Gaines was ejected, and will miss the first half against East Carolina. The Hokies completely dominated this one from start to finish. The Hokies now look to East Carolina, and a little bit of "Pirate Revenge".