Virginia Tech at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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1. Are whatever chances BC has for victory realistic?

Yes, because this Hokies team isn’t any good, but we have to keep something in mind: Boston College has had a lot of games this year that one might term as “winnable.” Aside from Maine, which was as close to a guaranteed win as it gets, and the comeback over Maryland and their fourth-string quarterback, the Eagles haven’t exactly won a lot of them. Every week, it’s been “I think BC has a chance,” “I think this week it’ll be different for BC,” “I think BC’s finally got a matchup they can handle,” and what happens? They lose anyway.

This is almost like the college football version of Waiting for Godot, and guess what? The turnaround isn’t coming, and it never was. To borrow a phrase from Bill Belichick, it is what it is.

The 2012 Hokies are eminently beatable by any team worth a damn. Not a one of you out there should be surprised if BC loses, because that’s basically all they’ve done this year, regardless of the quality of the opponent.