CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — It took a while to get going, but Virginia Tech’s offense finally started to click, as the Hokies took a 10-7 lead over Boston College heading into halftime.
Trey Edmunds had a 1-yard touchdown run and Cody Journell made a career-long 56-yard field goal with one second left in the half to put the Hokies ahead.
Quarterback Logan Thomas threw for 160 yards and ran for 24, breaking Tyrod Taylor’s school record for total offense with his final completion of the first half, a 14-yard pass to Kalvin Cline. Thomas has accounted for 9,218 career yards.
That set up the field goal by Journell, which was a career-long for the struggling senior by eight yards. It was tied for the third-longest field goal in Hokies history and was Tech’s first 50-yard since Chris Hazley hit a 52-yarder against North Carolina in 2010.
It was the longest made field goal in the Frank Beamer era and was the longest at Tech since 1977.
The Eagles scored first, getting a 19-yard touchdown run by Andre Williams with 1:25 left in the first quarter. The ACC’s leading rusher had 56 yards in the first half.
After punting its first three times, Virginia Tech finally got its offense going in the middle of the third quarter. Thomas completed passes of 21 and 25 yards to Cline and D.J. Coles, getting the ball to the BC 1.
Edmunds powered his way in for the touchdown, tying the game up at 7-7. It was Edmunds’ fifth rushing touchdown this year.
The Hokies appeared to score just before the half on a 46-yard screen pass to Edmunds, but the play was negated by a holding penalty on David Wang, the third holding call on the drive.
Thomas managed to complete a pass to Cline to the BC 39 with six seconds left, however, setting up Journell’s long field goal.