Big third quarter lifts Tech on homecoming

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The Hokies did not give the alumni much to cheer about in the first half of Saturday's homecoming showdown with Boston College.  Those fans were rewarded for staying through halftime.

David Wilson got Virginia Tech's offense untracked with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and Logan Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the No. 16 Hokies beat Boston College 30-14 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory.

The Hokies (7-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 7-6 at halftime, but Wilson broke off a 42-yard touchdown run on their first possession of the third quarter, and Thomas then led consecutive scoring drives, waking up a Lane Stadium crowd that had little to cheer about.

Chase Rettig led a short scoring drive that gave the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) a 7-0 lead after just 3 minutes, and hit Chris Pantale with a 7-yard TD throw in the fourth quarter. He had trouble getting inside the Hokies' 40 otherwise, and threw a drive-killing interception.

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