Firsts In The Third

October 10, 2009 - 10:27 am

On the first drive in the third quarter Boston College did a couple of things it had not done all game. It got its first: first down, complete pass, run longer than four yards, first turnover, first punt return, first quarter to post a shutout. Shinskie, after his 0-9 first half completed a four yard pass to Colin Larmond, Jr. The Horse, Montel Harris, though bridled all game, broke an 11-yard run for a first down (adding 15 yards on a face mask penalty at the end of the run). Virginia Tech backup quarter back Ju-Ju Clayton also provided Boston College with its first turnover the game when was stripped by senior defensive tackle Nick Rossi who subsequently recovered the ball. If you have seen the movie Zombieland (which you should) you would know that rule #32 of surviving in Zombieland is "Enjoy The Little Things." Well, the Eagles are not doing much against the Hokies so here is to taking solace in the little achievements of the game. Start of fourth quarter - Virginia Tech 34 Boston College 0 Uplifting Athletes Update - Virginia Tech has been selling cancer bracelets on campus to raise money for Mark Herzlich and Uplifting Athletes which provides treatment and research for cancer patients. Virginia Tech presented a check to Herzlich on the field in-between the first and second quarters in the amount of $9,400 in honor of Herzlich's jersey number 94.