Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer with Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazzio after the game. The Eagles defeated the Hokies 33-31 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The conference’s rich got richer and poor got poorer in ACC football Week 10 action.
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Several more teams got to bowl eligibility, including your Boston College Eagles, while several others marched further away from it. Not to mention, the ACC will retain a team in the College Football Playoff rankings next week.
Here’s how it all shook out this weekend:
ACC Football Week 10: Bowling Shoes On
Our Recap: Eagles Bowl-Eligible After Wild 33-31 Win
Boston College has defied the outside college football punditry by making a bowl game in 2014, defeating Virginia Tech in a close game at Lane Stadium.
The Eagles, who were written off preseason by many, are now 4-0 on the road this season, including three ACC wins.
The game was stressful for the fans but it followed a similar formula to that of the Wake Forest game, though with a hint of the road contest at NC State inserted: give up a long, horrible opening drive (NC State), completely dominate on defense the rest of the first half (both), and then fall apart in the second half but somehow find a way to win (Wake).
At the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters is Boston College found a way to win over a determined and desperate Virginia Tech team.
As for those Hokies, making a bowl is not impossible as they still play Wake Forest, and Virginia is heading back into decline (more on that in a moment), but it is strikingly clear how Virginia Tech has lost their edge. This really might be Frank Beamer’s last year after all. It’s not looking too good.