Evans throws for 5 TDs, Va Tech crushes Boston College 49-0

BLACKSBURG, VA. (AP) - Jerod Evans tied a school record with five touchdown passes and Virginia Tech blanked Boston College 49-0 on Saturday.

Evans played just the first three quarters, leaving with the Hokies (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) leading 42-0. He hit Isaiah Ford twice for touchdowns and also found Travon McMillian, Chris Cunningham and Sam Rogers. McMillian also scored on a 7-yard run.

The Eagles (1-2, 0-2) didn't reach triple figures in total yards until late in the third quarter and finished the game with fewer first downs, six, than Virginia Tech had touchdowns. It was the 10th consecutive loss for Boston College in conference play.

The Hokies also did not commit a turnover after fumbling the ball away nine times in their first two games.

THE TAKEAWAY

BOSTON COLLEGE: Even the best defense has no chance when its offense can't get anything going. The Eagles arrived ranked third nationally in total defense, allowing just 180 yards per game, but the unit was on the field for 35:15 compared to 24:45 for the Hokies' D.

VIRGINIA TECH: Evans is easing the Hokies' transition into first-year coach Justin Fuente's faster-paced offense with solid decision-making. He had gaudy numbers at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas last season (38 TDs, just three interceptions) and is on a similar pace with 10 TDs and one interception. The pick was not Evans' fault as he hit Ford on a slant and Ford juggled the ball and tipped it to the Eagles' John Johnson.

UP NEXT

BOSTON COLLEGE: The Eagles return home to Chestnut Hill for a game against Wagner. It will be the first of four consecutive home games for BC.

VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies wrap up their non-conference schedule as they entertain recent nemesis East Carolina on Homecoming. The Pirates have won the last two meetings, each time by a touchdown.

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