Having squandered a ten-point halftime lead, the Eagles fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies 30-23 in overtime as Hokie quarterback Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns and added another on the ground.
Meanwhile, as head coach Frank Spaziani lost what very well may be his final opportunity for another victory on the Heights, former BC running back Montel Harris re-wrote the record books for his newest school, Temple University – running for over 350 yards and seven touchdowns. Ironically enough, Harris managed to accomplish such a feat against Army – keying them to a 63-32 victory against a team BC lost to by seven.
Notre Dame also had a great Saturday as they moved to the top spot in the polls with almost all the votes because of Kansas State and Oregon losses.
In Chestnut Hill, Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig struggled to develop a rhythm for the majority of the game – completing fewer than 50 percent of his passes while managing only one touchdown. The Eagles managed to find great success with the run game, as Deuce Finch ran wild for nearly 150 yards. The majority of the Eagles’ struggles occurred on the opposite side of the ball as the Hokies operated a balanced attacked – racking up over 400 yards.
It was yet another disappointing afternoon for head coach Frank Spaziani – whose job security weakens with each passing week. Once again, Spaziani failed to demonstrate a remote amount of creativity and confidence in his squad. After the Hokies tied the game at 23 all with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, Spaziani chose to burn the remaining clock – running the ball on three straight plays. In the end, Spaziani failed to put the necessary confidence in his players – resulting in another loss.
Andrew is a senior and the only remaining member of the original Gavel editorial board. He spent spring of 2012 studying in Paris. He is a passionate supporter of the Kansas Jayhawks.