Hokies Are ACC Champs

Two-headed quarterback upstages BC's Matt Ryan as Tech wins, 30-16
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 1, 2007 5:14 PM CST
Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan paces the sidelines in the closing seconds of the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla. Virginia Tech...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Virginia Tech avenged an earlier 14-10 loss to Boston College, winning the rematch—and ACC championship—30-16. Sean Glennon, one of its quarterbacks, threw for three touchdowns; Tyrod Taylor, the other, had a key first-down scramble on the game-winning drive. The Hokies are assured a berth in the Orange Bowl with the win.

His team down by seven, Ryan threw two interceptions in the final three minutes, the first on a desperation 4th down toss, the second on a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage, which was returned for a touchdown to clinch it. The Eagles fell despite a dominating first half, in which they had twenty first downs and a 13-minute advantage in time of possession but could only score 9 points on offense.