Through 3 Quarters

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, the Boston College Eagles look much better today on their home turf. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Virginia Tech Hokies 17-3 three quarters in.

BC has been riding high on the performance of RB Pat Garwo III, who has rushed for one TD and 84 yards on 24 carries. Virginia Tech has been relying on RB Raheem Blackshear, who has picked up 49 yards on the ground on eight carries, and RB Malachi Thomas, who has picked up 50 yards on the ground on ten carries.

This is the least points the Hokies have had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Virginia Tech @ Boston College

Current Records: Virginia Tech 4-4; Boston College 4-4

What to Know

An ACC battle is on tap between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Alumni Stadium. Virginia Tech should still be riding high after a win, while BC will be looking to right the ship.

The Hokies were able to grind out a solid victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last week, winning 26-17. The team ran away with 20 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the win. Virginia Tech's success was spearheaded by the efforts of WR Tre Turner, who caught seven passes for one TD and 187 yards, and QB Braxton Burmeister, who passed for two TDs and 248 yards on 25 attempts in addition to picking up 48 yards on the ground. One of the most thrilling moments was Turner's 69-yard TD reception in the first quarter.

Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 14. K John Parker Romo delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.

Meanwhile, the contest between BC and the Syracuse Orange last week was not a total blowout, but with BC falling 21-6 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.

This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Hokies going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Virginia Tech's win brought them up to 4-4 while the Eagles' loss pulled them down to an identical 4-4. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Virginia Tech is stumbling into the game with the 189th fewest yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 311.8 on average. BC has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 134th worst in the nation in passing yards per game, with only 213.8 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Alumni Stadium -- Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00

Odds

The Hokies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hokies as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Virginia Tech have won four out of their last six games against Boston College.

  • Oct 17, 2020 - Virginia Tech 40 vs. Boston College 14
  • Aug 31, 2019 - Boston College 35 vs. Virginia Tech 28
  • Nov 03, 2018 - Boston College 31 vs. Virginia Tech 21
  • Oct 07, 2017 - Virginia Tech 23 vs. Boston College 10
  • Sep 17, 2016 - Virginia Tech 49 vs. Boston College 0
  • Oct 31, 2015 - Virginia Tech 26 vs. Boston College 10