Last December, running back Bhayshul Tuten entered the transfer portal, and the former North Carolina A&T back committed to Boston College and head coach Jeff Hafley on Christmas Eve. It was a decision that should have not come as a surprise as year in and year out, the Eagles have one of the best offensive lines in the country and who wouldn’t want to go there and run behind them knowing you’re going to get big holes to run through?
Three weeks are committing to Hafley, Tuten had a change of heart and decommitted before committing to Virginia Tech and head coach Brent Pry. Saturday, Tuten and the Hokies entered enemy territory in Chestnut Hill and proved that he made the right decision.
Bhayshul Tuten leads Hokies over Boston College
It must have been weird for Tuten to take the field at Alumni Stadium after what happened 10 months ago, but it didn’t seem to affect him. Did he rack up a 100-yard game as he had in October against Syracuse? No, but he rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry against Boston College in a 48-22 win.
He scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter, a 4-yard run in the second quarter and he capped his day off with another 4-yard run in the third quarter.
Do you think Hafley and BC could have used Tuten on Saturday? I think so. The Eagles, who entered the game with the top rushing attack in the ACC and ninth nationally did not have their top two running backs for quarterback Thomas Castellanos. Pat Garwo missed the game and right before kickoff, it was announced that Kye Robichaux was out with an injury. Virginia Tech’s defense held Castellanos and the Eagles to 124 yards total on the ground in the game.
Who knew back in January when Tuten recommitted from BC that the Eagles would have needed him more than the Hokies Saturday afternoon? College football is funny sometimes.