Friday, December 5, 2008
ACC Championship Game Preview
Saturday at 1 pm Virginia Tech will look to defend it's ACC title against the same team they defeated for it last season, the Boston College Eagles.
I have only a few quick comments to make on this game.
First, the Hokies (8-4, 9-3) hold the advantage based on history. Last season of course Matt Ryan and the miracle Eagles rallied to break the collective hearts of Hokie Nation, winning on a last minute touchdown, 14-10 in Lane Stadium. The Hokies later rebounded and met the Eagles in the ACC Championship, redeeming themselves with a victory.
Virginia Tech's defense is playing as well as anyone's, ranking first in the ACC in total D. # 17 Boston College (9-3, 5-3) has the second best defense in the ACC however, and they really handled the Tech offense in their win in Chestnut Hill earlier this season.
The big key for Tech will be can they run the ball against the impressive Eagles defensive line. If Darren Evans and Tyrod Taylor can move the ball on the ground, Tech should be able to pull this one out.
Look for an ugly hard-hitting brawl today in Tampa.
Virginia Tech 21
Boston College 17