The Washington Times - October 10, 2009, 02:13PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A night game on the road usually means the chance to watch some other action from around the country.

Of course, it helps if the games are good.

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From my hotel just a couple miles from BB&T Field, there are five games on in the early afternoon.

* Virginia Tech’s pummeling of Boston College

* Arkansas’ woodshedding of Auburn

* Penn State’s layup against Eastern Illinois

* The first Georgia-Tennessee game featuring two unranked teams since 1937

* The absolutely unlistenable and mostly uninteresting Purdue-Minnesota game.

So much for that plan.

In any case, the early afternoon ACC lesson is Virginia Tech’s defense just had a slightly off game last week, Boston College should be glad it plays in Chestnut Hill on Halloween given its Jekyll/Hyde-style home/road split.

Oh, and the ACC has got to be praying for any matchup other than Virginia Tech-Boston College in the conference title game. There’s no need to replay this one.

More to come from the Dash later in the afternoon.

Patrick Stevens