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Hokie History: Boston College

By Dominic Boltz | September 07
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With the Hokies taking on long time ACC and Big East rival Boston College this Saturday, we get a chance to look back at the highs and lows of our program's history against the Screaming Eagles.

The Hokies hold a 19-11 record against Boston College throughout history. This gives the Hokies a 63% win percentage against the Eagles. The longest win streak in this rivalry is held by Virginia Tech at seven from the years 1996 to 2002. In the last meeting between these two teams, the Hokies suffered a 17-3 loss at Boston College. In last years meeting, the Hokies only managed to gain 235 yards in the entirety of the game, 73 of them being passing yards. With Braxton Burmeister out at Quarterback, there wasn't much movement from the offense led by Knox Kadum. We can hope for better offensive production when these teams faceoff Saturday in Lane Stadium.

In the last decade this east coast rivalry has been evenly matched. The Hokies are 5-5 in the last ten seasons. The Hokies hold the largest win in the matchups history in a 49-0 win in 2016 under Justin Fuente. In that game, Quarterback Jerod Evans threw for 5 touchdowns which tied the Hokies all time record for passing touchdowns in a game. We also so multiple highlight touchdowns from Isaiah Ford, who leads Virginia Tech all time in receiving touchdowns in a season and career.

See highlights from Jerod Evans and Isaiah Ford in the Hokies 49-0 win below.

The first meeting between these two teams was played in 1993. Both the teams in the Big East at the time, Boston College won by a score of 48-34. The Hokies won back to back ACC championships in 2007 and 2008, both of which championship games were played against Boston College in the state of Florida. The Hokies scored 30 points in both games game while Boston College scored 16 and 12 respectively. Both games were played in the gloried Beamer era, with Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor winning MVPs under center. It is safe to say that due to these key wins and Virginia Tech's positive record against BC all time, the Hokies have gotten the better of the Eagles in the past. With both teams coming off closely contested season opening losses, expect a hard fought game in Lane this Saturday.

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