Virginia Tech at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Boston College

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This Halloween, as we look forward to Saturday’s game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the opponents’ defensive stats certainly look scary. Will this be a frightening matchup for the Eagles, or will Boston College spook the Hokies out of Alumni Stadium with a good performance of their own? (That’ll do.)

We ask five of the biggest questions this week about the upcoming game.


5. Do the Eagles need to win this game for bowl eligibility?

“Need” might be a little harsh even at four losses, but it would certainly help. Following this game, Boston College will have New Mexico State, NC State, Maryland, and Syracuse. The Eagles would need to win three of those, which would require a minimum of two road wins to close the season.

Now, given, this schedule doesn’t strike fear into most teams, but the Eagles on the road this season have been more bad than good. Just like winning last week against North Carolina would have been a great benefit, an upset win this week will do this team a big favor.

Besides, if they actually want to win said bowl game, which would feature a team that has done some form of winning this season, it would be nice if the Eagles could show they can beat decent teams.

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