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Don't read too much into BCS this time of year

11/30/2005

Boston College at Virginia Tech will be ESPN's most anticipated Thursday-night matchup of the season. BC competed early in the season with Florida State and has proven to be a legitimate contender in the ACC. Depending on what happens in the Seminoles' three remaining conference games, Boston College-Virginia Tech could be preview of the inaugural ACC title game.

However, it will take a nearly perfect game for the Eagles to win in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech rallies around an opponent's mistakes and scores in bunches. If a visiting team makes any mistake at all (a turnover or a blocked punt), Lane Stadium turns into an absolute madhouse, and that's where things typically start to unravel for the visitor. Coach Tom O'Brien's team is fundamentally sound, so I'm excited to see how the Eagles execute against a Hokies team that thrives on forcing mistakes.