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BOSTON (AP) — Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns — the second a 7-yarder to Randall Dunn in overtime — and ran for another score to help Virginia Tech keep its bowl hopes alive with a 30-23 comeback win over Boston College on Saturday.
The Hokies (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to beat rival Virginia at home next Saturday to become bowl-eligible for the 20th straight season.
The Eagles (2-9, 1-6) look to avoid matching their worst record since 1989 next week at North Carolina State.
Thomas completed 16 of 33 passes for 247 yards and added a 1-yard touchdown run.
Rolandan Finch rushed 26 times for 133 yards and Nate Freese booted three field goals for BC.
Chase Rettig was 13 of 30 for 129 yards and one touchdown for the Eagles.
Boston College won the toss before overtime and elected to play defense first. Virginia Tech scored on its initial possession.
With Virginia Tech holding a 20-16 edge, BC grabbed the lead when Dudeck, a freshman, took a handoff, hesitated at the line and burst through an open hole for his first career a TD run — a 12-yarder with 4:11 to play.
The Hokies then marched 62 yards in 10 plays, with Journell’s third field goal of the game — a 41-yarder — tying it at 23-all with 65 seconds left.
The crowd booed when BC elected to run the ball three times on its next possession, starting at its 17.
Virginia Tech, which trailed by 10 at the half, took a 17-13 lead on Thomas‘ 37-yard TD pass to Marcus Davis late in the third quarter. The play came on a third-and-17 after BC elected to accept a holding call and move the Hokies out of field goal range. The Eagles had stopped Thomas on a scramble up the middle on the prior play near the 22.
On the ensuing drive, Freese’s third field goal of the game — a 42-yarder — cut it to 17-16, but Journell’s 42-yard field goal with 6:15 to play restored the Hokies’ four-point lead.
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