Went back and forth on the Boston College at Virginia Tech pick most of the week, but a decision has been reached. Do the Eagles get their first win at Lane Stadium since 2007, or do the Hokies grab a much-needed win?
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Boston College has a chance to get to a bowl for the second straight year, and this fact is not lost on them. On the other sideline, there will be a team that senses they are losing their grip, and they are playing their successful long-time coach out of Blacksburg, which they would like to stop. Only one of them will get what they wish.
The Eagles want nothing more than to make it 4-0 on the road this season against their inter-division rivals. Who takes this one?
Boston College at Virginia Tech Pick: The “Experts” Say…
…the Eagles have a decent shot. Three of the four ESPN panelists are going with Boston College, and the majority opinion seems to call for a close game.
Boston College at Virginia Tech Pick: BC Best-Case Scenario
The Eagles make it clear early that they are going to do to the Hokies what Miami did, only this time, the burden will be spread out amongst multiple players. The one Virginia Tech’s defense will have the most trouble with is Tyler Murphy, who runs for just over 100 yards while passing about a little over a hundred more. Boston College’s defense continues to play like what the numbers say they are and Michael Brewer throws no fewer than two interceptions. The Eagles hold Virginia Tech down in a surprisingly easy 27-14 victory.
Boston College at Virginia Tech Pick: BC Worst-Case Scenario
Virginia Tech, offended at the scope of their defeat last week, takes it out on the Eagles by playing one of their best games of the year. The Eagles are frustrated looking at Brewer’s stat line for the season while he cuts the defense apart in a turnover-free performance, in what might also be one of his best performances of 2014. Frank Beamer retirement talk is hushed for a weekend as Virginia Tech outplays the Eagles in a 28-20 victory (and the Eagles miss a PAT).
Boston College at Virginia Tech Pick: Bottom Line
Hope springs eternal before kickoff for every team, with the possible exception of UConn. Boston College has not played much of anyone on the road this season, but whether that’s true or not, at 3-0 away from Alumni Stadium, they believe they can win.
One never knows what kind of Eagles team they’re going to get even during games, but not much Virginia Tech is doing right now inspires confidence. Boston College is in a better spot to win this game, and aside from being in Blacksburg, the overall situations of both teams are perhaps slightly more favorable for the Eagles than in last year’s win.
Boston College at Virginia Tech Pick: Detailed Pick
• Boston College 23, Virginia Tech 21
• Boston College +3