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No. 16 Virginia Tech beats Boston College 23-10

BOSTON (AP) It might have looked easy for three quarters or so.

For Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente, though, it was enough to give him indigestion.

''Where we're at as a team is, it's going to be a three-and-a-half hour stomach ache,'' he said after the 16th-ranked Hokies bounced back from a loss to defending national champion Clemson by beating Boston College 23-10 on Saturday night. ''That's where we're at, and just how it's going to be.''

One week after a loss to No. 2 Clemson, the Hokies (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened a 23-3 lead and coasted before BC made a tepid fourth-quarter rally. Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown, finding Sean Savoy nine times for 139 yards, including a 53-yard catch-and-run on a slant pattern in the first quarter.

In all, six different receivers caught passes to make up for a first-quarter injury to No. 1 receiver Cam Phillips.

''We have good depth at receiver so I wasn't too worried,'' Jackson said. ''I've seen them step up in practice.''

Travon McMillian ran 17 times for 88 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown dash that gave Virginia Tech a 17-3 lead midway through the second quarter.

With 11 points - three field goals and two extra points - Joey Slye became the school's career scoring leader.

''I came over to the sideline and one of our recruiting guys actually came up to me and said: `Congratulations!''' Slye said. ''I thought he was just saying `good job on the field goal.' He said, `Did you know you just broke the record?' I said: `No, I didn't. But I appreciate it.'''

Anthony Brown completed 13 of 30 passes for 166 yards for BC (2-4, 0-3). He also caught a touchdown pass on a halfback option from former quarterback Jeff Smith to make it 23-10 with 5:38 left in the game.

BC was 2 for 15 on third-down conversions, going three-and-out five straight times to start the second half.

''They're going to get better, and they're going to grow,'' BC coach Steve Addazio said. ''Sometimes it's never on exactly the timetable we want it on, but ... it'll come together, and it'll be beautiful.''

CATCHING UP

Phillips, who entered the game as the No. 2 receiver in the conference with 597 yards, caught just one pass for 11 yards. He limped off the field to the locker room late in the first quarter, returning to the sideline early in the second but did not go back into the game.

The senior was diagnosed with a right foot sprain. He needed five receptions to break Isaiah Ford's school record of 210.

''We got deep in the old depth chart there in the wide receiver position,'' Fuente said. ''I thought the young guys played very admirably.''

HIGH KICKS

Slye broke the record held by 15-year NFL kicker Shayne Graham, who recorded 371 points from 1996-99, then he went on to play for 10 different NFL teams from 2001-15. Slye already held the Hokies' field goal record with 71; he kicked three more on Saturday and has 376 points in his career.

Slye said he talks to Graham every week. ''It's definitely cool to build a relationship with him,'' he said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Virginia Tech won't go anywhere but up after the relatively easy victory.

THE TAKEAWAY

Virginia Tech: BC was just what the Hokies needed to bounce back from last week's 31-17 loss to Clemson. The Hokies defense didn't allow BC to score from 5:24 in the first quarter until there was 5:38 left in the game.

Boston College: The Eagles are in danger of going winless in the ACC for the second time in three seasons. BC still has to play ranked Louisville and North Carolina State, Virginia and Syracuse on the road and a home game against Florida State - a school the Eagles haven't beaten since 2009.

UP NEXT

Virginia Tech: off next week. Host North Carolina on Oct. 21.

Boston College: at No. 17 Louisville.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:38
99-C.Lichtenberg extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
23
10
Touchdown 5:38
6-J.Smith complete to 13-A.Brown. 13-A.Brown runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
01:02
pos
23
9
Field Goal 6:45
46-J.Slye 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
26
yds
02:41
pos
23
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 10:49
46-J.Slye 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
70
yds
04:11
pos
20
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:19
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
3
Touchdown 6:19
34-T.McMillian runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
73
yds
03:55
pos
16
3
Field Goal 11:38
46-J.Slye 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
50
yds
00:28
pos
10
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:29
99-C.Lichtenberg 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
48
yds
02:57
pos
7
3
Point After TD 8:26
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:26
17-J.Jackson complete to 15-S.Savoy. 15-S.Savoy runs 53 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
77
yds
01:22
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 16
Rushing 6 7
Passing 14 7
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 8-20 2-15
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 396 344
Total Plays 81 66
Avg Gain 4.9 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 109 153
Rush Attempts 48 33
Avg Rush Yards 2.3 4.6
Net Yards Passing 287 191
Comp. - Att. 22-33 14-33
Yards Per Pass 8.7 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-35 0-0
Penalties - Yards 9-67 5-27
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 7-43.9 8-40.9
Return Yards 31 55
Punts - Returns 6-31 1-3
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-43
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-9
Kicking 5/5 2/3
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 3/3 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
15 Virginia Tech 5-1 7103323
Boston College 2-4 300710
287 PASS YDS 191
109 RUSH YDS 153
396 TOTAL YDS 344
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 322 1 1 152.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.6% 1700 13 4 158.2
J. Jackson 22/33 322 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 88 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 279 2
T. McMillian 17 88 1 23
C. Fox 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 153 1
C. Fox 5 14 0 6
J. Holston 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 80 1
J. Holston 5 9 0 3
D. McClease 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 159 2
D. McClease 4 2 0 2
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 25 1
S. Savoy 3 -1 0 6
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 154 1
J. Jackson 14 -3 0 12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 139 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 337 3
S. Savoy 9 139 1 53
D. Keene 29 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 94 0
D. Keene 4 66 0 29
E. Kumah 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 75 0
E. Kumah 4 53 0 23
H. Murphy 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 129 0
H. Murphy 3 40 0 26
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 97 2
T. McMillian 1 13 0 13
C. Phillips 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
42 608 5
C. Phillips 1 11 0 11
H. Grimsley 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
H. Grimsley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
Tr. Edmunds 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-4 0 0.0
Tr. Edmunds 7-0 0.0 0
M. Reynolds 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
M. Reynolds 7-0 0.0 0
Te. Edmunds 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
Te. Edmunds 5-1 0.0 0
R. Walker 8 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
R. Walker 5-1 0.0 0
R. Floyd 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
R. Floyd 4-1 0.0 0
T. Settle 4 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 1.0
T. Settle 3-2 0.0 0
V. Mihota 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
V. Mihota 3-0 0.0 0
A. Motuapuaka 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 1.0
A. Motuapuaka 3-1 0.0 0
A. Alexander 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
A. Alexander 2-0 0.0 0
T. Hill 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
T. Hill 2-2 0.0 0
B. Facyson 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Facyson 1-0 0.0 0
K. Ladler 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Ladler 1-0 0.0 0
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
G. Stroman 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Slye 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
11/17 22/22
J. Slye 3/3 34 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. Bradburn 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 43.9 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 43.8 3
O. Bradburn 7 43.9 3 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 5.2 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 10.0 18 1
G. Stroman 6 5.2 18 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Brown 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
43.3% 166 0 0 89.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.1% 909 6 7 95.9
A. Brown 13/30 166 0 0
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 25 1 0 640.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 25 1 0 640.0
J. Smith 1/1 25 1 0
T. Levy 35 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
T. Levy 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Brown 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 78 0
A. Brown 7 51 0 16
T. Smith 18 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 137 0
T. Smith 2 38 0 27
A. Dillon 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 333 2
A. Dillon 10 35 0 23
J. Hilliman 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
100 347 2
J. Hilliman 13 22 0 9
T. Levy 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 33 0
T. Levy 1 7 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Levy 35 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 59 0
T. Levy 3 42 0 24
K. White 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 228 0
K. White 2 41 0 32
J. Hilliman 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 67 2
J. Hilliman 3 27 0 22
A. Brown 13 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 25 1
A. Brown 1 25 1 25
J. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 201 0
J. Smith 2 24 0 24
T. Sweeney 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 122 0
T. Sweeney 1 23 0 23
M. Walker 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 80 1
M. Walker 2 9 0 6
R. Marten 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 11 1
R. Marten 0 0 0 0
N. Borgersen 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
N. Borgersen 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Denis 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 5 0.0
L. Denis 9-1 0.0 0
Z. Allen 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 1 1.0
Z. Allen 9-2 1.0 0
K. Moore 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-0 0 0.0
K. Moore 8-0 0.0 0
W. Harris 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
W. Harris 7-0 0.0 0
K. Bletzer 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
K. Bletzer 6-1 0.0 0
J. Lamot 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
J. Lamot 6-1 0.0 0
H. Landry 7 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 3.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 4.0
H. Landry 5-2 3.0 0
I. Yiadom 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
I. Yiadom 3-0 0.0 1
N. Merritt 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
N. Merritt 3-1 0.0 0
R. Smith 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
R. Smith 3-1 0.0 0
T. Schwab 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.5
T. Schwab 3-2 1.0 0
M. Walker 3 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Walker 1-0 0.0 0
T. Karafa 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Karafa 1-0 0.0 0
B. Stewart 45 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Stewart 1-0 0.0 0
B. Barlow 44 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Barlow 1-0 0.0 0
T. Torres 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Torres 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Lichtenberg 99 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
7/11 11/11
C. Lichtenberg 1/2 32 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Knoll 98 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 40.9 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 40.8 1
M. Knoll 8 40.9 1 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Walker 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 23.1 22 0
M. Walker 2 21.5 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Walker 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 17.1 3 0
M. Walker 1 3.0 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:10 VATECH 10 1:21 5 65 INT
9:48 VATECH 23 1:22 4 77 TD
5:24 VATECH 25 2:12 6 38 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:45 VATECH 34 0:28 10 49 FG
10:14 VATECH 32 3:55 12 73 TD
3:39 VATECH 23 0:33 5 -4 Punt
1:16 VATECH 8 0:42 4 17 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 VATECH 25 4:11 8 68 FG
9:05 VATECH 21 1:27 3 4 Punt
6:07 VATECH 23 2:21 5 16 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:29 BC 46 2:06 8 45 Downs
12:29 BC 35 1:27 5 1 Punt
9:26 BC 34 2:41 5 26 FG
5:38 VATECH 25 0:54 3 5 Punt
2:17 VATECH 22 1:43 3 9 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 BC 22 2:36 6 22 Punt
10:37 VATECH 25 0:45 3 2 FG Miss
8:26 BC 25 2:57 10 60 FG
3:04 BC 9 2:07 4 23 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:33 BC 25 1:11 4 5 Punt
6:13 BC 20 2:30 7 57 Downs
2:56 BC 34 1:27 5 12 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:44 BC 25 1:27 4 -6 Punt
7:31 BC 35 1:16 3 2 Punt
3:39 BC 18 0:58 3 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:19 BC 1 1:39 3 6 Punt
10:54 BC 2 1:15 4 0 Punt
6:40 BC 25 1:02 3 75 TD
4:36 BC 20 2:14 9 58 Downs
0:26 BC 23 0:18 3 31 Game