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Good Morning Football: VT at Boston College

By Kyle Beene | November 11
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Kyron Drones cycles through his reads in Louisville (Grant Pearrell)

Week 11: VT at Boston College

Good morning Hokies! Virginia Tech continues its short two-game road stint in Massachusetts this week, battling Boston College. If you find yourself in the Chestnut Hill area, kickoff is set for noon at BC’s Alumni Stadium.

Game Outlook

Virginia Tech has looked great the last few weeks, with the exception of its trip to No. 15 Louisville last weekend. The only team on the schedule at Louisville’s caliber was No. 4 FSU, a game that went slightly better. The loss is unfortunate, but not unexpected; this game doesn’t really affect the season outlook.

No matter how good Tech is, BC always finds a way to keep it close or upset. Boston College is a grueling opponent for all the Virginia Tech teams, every year, football included. If history has taught VT fans anything, it’s that Boston College shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The Eagles have one loss that jumps out, 29-31 against Florida State. BC led the game through the first quarter and held a tie until 90 seconds from halftime. The Seminoles had their way in the third. Then BC put up 19 unanswered points from 1:02 left in Q3 through the end of the game. An L in the books yes, but that’s a great game against a top-5 team this season.

One of the keys to the Hokies' success is keeping the running game alive. When Bhayshul Tuten and Malachi Thomas can keep the chains moving, good things happen. It stretches the defense and opens up the offense, leading to points. VT hasn’t won without a hot start and 30 points on the scoreboard. An early lead with lots of volume on offense is the way to a .500 record.


Today’s matchup is set to be a bit on the chilly side in the 40s. Pants and a jacket is my pick for the day to stay warm all game, as it’ll only get colder as the sun goes down.

(The Weather Channel)

Things to Know

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Around the ACC

Want to see how the rest of the conference looks? Check out these other games in the ACC this weekend.


Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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