The Eagles make their first trip back to Blacksburg since suffering a 49-point shutout—their worst loss since 1950—needing a win to keep their ACC title hopes alive.
Entering Week 10, head coach Steve Addazio’s team is still in the championship discussion—according to FiveThirtyEight, the Eagles have a 45 percent chance to clinch a spot in the playoff if they win out.
BC has lost eight of its last 10 meetings with Virginia Tech, including three straight. Now ranked No. 24 in the nation, the Eagles will need to beat their Coastal Division foe on the road to keep their ACC title hopes alive.
Two days after beating Miami and improving to 6-2 or better for just the sixth time since 2000, the Eagles climbed back into the AP Top 25, joining three other ACC teams in the poll.
A pair of trick plays jumpstarted the Eagles’ offense—a unit that scored on its first three possessions and made Miami, the second-ranked defensive team in the country, look, quite frankly, overrated.
Freshman running back David Bailey made his first appearance since Week Two and racked up 112 yards and a touchdown in just three quarters of play, enabling BC to pull away from the Cardinals in the second half.
The Eagles forced four turnovers throughout the day and scored 20 points in the final 18 minutes of regulation, but even that kind of performance wasn’t enough to make up for BC’s offensively-challenged slow start.