Virginia Tech beat Boston College at their own game
All week, the talk surrounding the game was the play of Castellanos at QB for BC and his ability to scramble and make plays with his legs. The Eagles entered the game with the top rushing attack in the ACC and were in the Top 10 in the country.
Pry knew coming into the game that the defense was going to need to contain Castellanos, get off the field on third downs, and create turnovers, some things that have been an issue this season, especially on the road. Saturday, they excelled in all of those and had ball control and a furious rushing attack themselves.
They picked off Castellanos on the game’s first play, buckled down, and allowed Castellanos just 46 yards rushing through three quarters before he was replaced by Garrett Moorehead. Dorian Strong had a second interception in the first quarter and Pry sent a message late in the opening quarter after his team took the lead. He stunned the Eagles with an onside kick that was recovered by Virginia Tech. That set up a second-quarter touchdown and allowed the Hokies to set the tone.
Virginia Tech led in total yards with 600, ball control (35:59-24:01) and on the scoreboard. An all-around dominating performance from Pry’s team who did not allow explosive plays and tackled really well all afternoon long.