Boston College at Virginia Tech Opening Line & The Basics


Boston College at Virginia Tech is next on the 2014 Eagles schedule, as the maroon and gold march on at 5-3 and take their first swing at bowl eligibility.

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With four games to play, Boston College looks to be in good shape, but no doubt they would want to win as many games as possible. Yet, for Virginia Tech, the picture now looks more bleak, with the Hokies sitting at .500 and on a losing streak, having just gotten embarrassed at home.

This is an important game for both teams, but they are all important in November.

The game primer:

Boston College at Virginia Tech Opening Line

Virginia Tech -5

Boston College at Virginia Tech: Us

• Head Coach Steve Addazio (2nd; 12-9)
• Last game: defeated Wake Forest, 23-17
• This season: 5-3 (2-2 ACC)
• 3-0 on the road this season

Boston College at Virginia Tech: Them

• Head Coach Frank Beamer (28th; 228-113-2)
• Last game: defeated by Miami, 30-6
• This season: 4-4 (1-3 ACC)
• 2-4 since beating #8 Ohio State in September
• 2-3 at home this season

Boston College at Virginia Tech: The Game

• 23rd all-time meeting between Eagles and Hokies
• Hokies lead series, 15-7
• Most recent meeting: BC wins, 34-27 at Alumni Stadium (2013)
• Eagles 3-6 all-time in Blacksburg
• Teams have met every year but one (2004) since 1993

• Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:30pm ET
• Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
• Long-range forecast: Sunny, 45

Boston College at Virginia Tech: Initial Evaluation

Virginia Tech was an underdog against Miami at home last week, and though it seemed peculiar, it turned out to be justified.

Now, they are a home favorite over a visiting ACC team that has a better record than they do. Once more, it seems peculiar, but it may have something to do with the Eagles not playing well at Lane Stadium in their last few attempts. Yet, it’s not like Virginia Tech is playing well there this year.

It might actually be a bit intimidating for fans to approach this game, as who knows what sort of effort the Hokies will give following an embarrassing loss. Further, the Eagles played quite well in the first half but held on for dear life in their last game; however, they are 3-0 on the road this season, which is more a function of who they have played than where.

The Hokies never make it easy for Boston College and this game should be no exception.