Despite missing opportunities in the first half, BC used a breakout game from Travis Levy and a strong second-half defensive effort to score 21 unanswered points and down the Hokies on the road.
Trailing by a touchdown at the break, the Eagles’ defense responded by only allowing 147 yards and seven points in the second half, setting the stage for BC’s first win over Virginia Tech in four years.
For the last six years, a flawed offensive strategy and inattention to special teams has made it much more difficult than it should be for BC to win games.
Anthony Brown threw five touchdowns, and Wyatt Ray tallied four sacks—a new single-game program record—as the Eagles overcame several costly special teams mistakes in their ACC opener victory over Wake Forest.
A.J. Dillon rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns in less than a quarter of work, and BC cruised to its second 30-plus point blowout of the season against longtime New England rival Holy Cross.
A.J. Dillon can put up Heisman-like numbers, and BC’s defense can rank among the best in the ACC, but, at the end of the day, the team’s season rests in the hands of redshirt sophomore Anthony Brown.
Whether it was chasing Massachusetts’ quarterbacks out of the pocket or dialing up long completions for Anthony Brown, BC executed a nearly perfect game plan—the few struggles were largely on special teams—and rolled over the Minutemen.
After missing the last three games of the 2017 season with an ACL tear, Anthony Brown returned looking better than ever. Four touchdowns and 279 yards through the air propelled the Eagles to a season-opening blowout victory.