● No. 22 Boston College defeated Virginia Tech, 31-21, at a sold-out Lane Stadium.
● The Eagles are now 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. It is the best start for BC through nine games since starting 8-1 in 2007.
● Boston College is 5-7 all-time at Lane Stadium and 9-18 overall against the Hokies. In the ACC, BC trails 10-6.
● Today’s 31-21 win marked just the second time in 16 seasons BC has victories over Miami and Virginia Tech in the same season. The only other year BC defeated both the Hurricanes and Hokies was 2007. Last week, the Eagles defeated No. 25 Miami 27-13.
● After trailing for the only time in the game at 14-7 with 10:44 to play in the second quarter, the BC defense made nine consecutive stops, including two takeaways and two turnovers-on-downs.
● The Eagles are 71-36-2 all-time as a ranked team and 1-1 this season.
● Boston College has won three consecutive ACC games in back-to-back seasons, the third time under head coach Steve Addazio and the seventh time since joining the league.
● Virginia Tech is now 20-1 under Justin Fuente when leading at halftime. BC is 3-30 under Steve Addazio when trailing at halftime.
● Virginia native Tanner Karafa equaled his career-high with five tackles in the first half; finishing with eight tackles and a career-best 2.5 TFLs.
● Sophomore linebacker Isaiah McDuffie led BC with 13 tackles; matching a career-high.
● Sophomore running back Travis Levy scored his first career touchdown on a 29-yard run to tie the game at 14 in the third quarter.
● Levy carried the ball 11 times for a career-high 75 yards and the first two rushing touchdowns of his career.
● Redshirt-freshman defensive back Brandon Sebastian’s first career interception gave BC the ball at the Virginia Tech 19. BC entered the game with 31 interceptions over the last two years, tied for the national lead.
● Sebastian added a career-best 10 tackles.
● Junior tight end Korab Idrizi’s first career touchdown reception gave BC a 21-14 lead in the third quarter. Idrizi’s 22-yard reception was the longest of his career.
● BC erased a 14-7 halftime deficit with 14 points in the third quarter. The Eagles held a 134-32 advantage in total yards in the third quarter.
● It marked the Eagles’ first win when trailing at the half since a 21-14 deficit at Louisville (10/14/17).
● Senior defensive end Zach Allen recovered his second fumble of the season and fourth of his career.
● Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown threw for 177 yards and a score to move into 16th all-time on the BC career passing list with 2,934 yards; passing Ken Smith (1976-77).
● Sophomore running back AJ Dillon totaled 96 yards on the ground. He moved into 11th all-time at BC with 2,486 yards as he passed Omari Walker (1994-97).
● Graduate tight end Tommy Sweeney’s four catches gave him 91 for his career, which ranks 26th all-time at BC. He passed Mel Briggs (1971-73), Larry Lester (2002-05) and Tony Gonzalez (2003-06).