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.
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.
Florida State nearly lost to Samford at home, and Pittsburgh was embarrassed by longtime rival Penn State on national television, each taking a big step back before the brunt of ACC play.
BC will face off against Iowa for the first time in program history on Dec. 27 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. But the Big Ten foe isn’t really that foreign. In fact, it’s nearly identical to head coach Steve Addazio’s team.
Like the first five weeks of the season, BC’s offense struggled to finish drives against the Hokies. But for the first time all year, it couldn’t lean on its special teams and secondary to keep the game competitive.
The Eagles’ 12th-ranked secondary got torched for 322 yards by freshman Josh Jackson and Virginia Tech on Saturday night.
Clemson, Miami, and Virginia Tech all lost their starting quarterbacks to the NFL last year. Most expected the programs to regress. But after three weeks of play, it’s safe to say they’re the ones standing atop the ACC.
Before this weekend, Florida State was the favorite to win the ACC. But after Deondre Francois went down with a season-ending leg injury, the conference realigned.