Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-1 ACC) will look to get back to its winning ways when it travels to Chestnut Hill for a key ACC battle with Boston College (3-4, 1-3 ACC) Saturday at Alumni Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:06 p.m. Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich will have the call for ABC. The game will be a regional broadcast on the network with a reverse mirror on ESPN2, meaning fans will be able to get the game on one of the two channels in their viewing area.
• Saturday’s game will mark the 22nd football meeting between Virginia Tech and Boston College. The Hokies hold a 15-6 edge in the series after rallying to beat BC in overtime last season in Chestnut Hill, 30-23, their fifth-straight win in the series. In 2011, the Hokies beat the Eagles 30-14 at home.
• Virginia Tech is 7-3 at Alumni Stadium, winning its last two games there (last year and in 2010, a 19-0 victory).
• Tech beat BC 48-14 at home in 2009. In 2008, the two teams split a pair of games. Tech lost at Chestnut Hill, 28-23, before bouncing back for a convincing 30-12 win over the Eagles in the ACC Championship Game.
• In 2007, the same thing happened as Tech lost a 14-10 heartbreaker to the second-ranked Eagles at home but rebounded to beat the Eagles 30-16 in Jacksonville to claim the ACC title.
• Tech and BC met for the first time on the gridiron in 1993 with the Eagles taking a 48-34 home win. The following season, the Hokies returned to BC and posted a 12-7 victory. Boston College returned the favor with a 20-14 win at Tech to open the 1995 season.
• Since joining Virginia Tech in the ACC in 2005, the Hokies lead the regular-season series 5-3, but also lead the overall series in that span 7-3 thanks to the two wins in the championship games.
Strong In The ACC and In November
• Virginia Tech is an impressive 60-16 in ACC games since joining the league in 2004 … The Hokies are 22-10 against ACC Atlantic Division teams and 29-8 in ACC road games … Tech is also 10-4 in ACC road games against Atlantic Division opponents … The Hokies have posted a 29-4 record in the month of November (27-4 in ACC games) since 2004.
• When the Hokies and Eagles meet Saturday, two durable signal callers will face off again: Logan Thomas for the Hokies and Chase Rettig for the Eagles. The pair are among an impressive list of FBS quarterbacks with active start streaks of 35 games or longer:
48: Aaron Murray, Georgia, Sr.
40: Tanner Price, Wake Forest, Sr.
39: Chase Rettig, Boston College, Sr.
35: Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech, Sr.
35: Tajh Boyd, Clemson, Sr.
35: A.J. McCarron, Alabama, Sr.
33: Garrett Gilbert, SMU, Sr.
32: Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr.
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This will be the 22nd meeting between @VT_Football and @BCFootballNews with the Hokies holding a 15-6 edge in the series.
The #Hokies are 7-3 at Alumni Stadium, winning their last two games there (last year 30-23 in OT and in 2010, a 19-0 victory).
Since BC joined the #ACC in 2005, the #Hokies lead the regular-season series 5-3, but lead 7-3 overall after two ACC Title Game victories. #VTvsBC
.@VT_Football is 60-16 in #ACC games, 22-10 vs. Atlantic Division teams and 29-8 in ACC road games (10-4 vs. Atlantic Division opponents).
The #Hokies have posted a 29-4 record in the month of November (27-4 in ACC games) since 2004.
.@BCFootballNews’ Chase Rettig (39 games) & @VT_Football’s Logan Thomas (35 games) have 2 of the 4 longest active start streaks by FBS QBs.
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