BC football shut out by VaTech

NEWTON, Mass. -- It was a buzz kill on top of a buzz kill.

Boston College was just starting to inject a little energy into a lackluster game Saturday at Alumni Stadium, driving deep into Virginia Tech territory in pursuit of a tying score in the final minutes before halftime. The nimble legs of Montel Harris (five carries for 28 yards on the drive) were leading the march, although the real yard producers for BC were the guys in black-and-white stripes and their yellow flags.

With the Eagles punting the ball away, for instance, a roughing-the-kicker call handed BC a first down near midfield. A pass interference flag moved the Eagles inside the Tech 40. Then, with 15 seconds on the clock, the Hokies were penalized for a hit on quarterback Dave Shinskie after an official whistled a timeout just prior to the snap.

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