The Virginia Tech Hokies came out and punched the Boston College Eagles right in the mouth, and the Eagles never recovered. The Hokies got off to a quick 14-0 lead, on the quick moving legs of Tyrod Taylor, who had two rushing touchdowns.
Tech was close to going up by three scores in the first half until a pass from Taylor was tipped and intercepted. The defense allowed a big play on the drive, but it turned into a turnover for BC as Victor "Macho" Harris forced a fumble, and Cam Martin recovered it in the endzone.
However, the Eagles got on the board thanks to a long screen pass from Dominique Davis to Montel Harris that setup the touchdown pass Davis would later throw to Rich Gunnell.
Davis didn't have a very good day, completing 17 of 43 passes for 263 yards. Most of his passing yards came on two plays, but he did throw a touchdown pass. However, he threw two picks to a stingy Hokie defense and couldn't make enough plays down the stretch to keep his team in it.
Darren Evans had a very nice day rushing the ball on the ground carrying the ball 31 times for 114 yards and a touchdown. Evans did fumble twice, but the defense was able to limit the damage.
The Hokies sealed the afternoon with an Orion Martin fumble return for a touchdown, which locked up the Hokies second straight ACC Championship. The final score was Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12, in a game that surprised many.
The Orange Bowl match-up will be announced later tonight.
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