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BLACKSBURG (HokieSports.com) – Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans tied a school record with five touchdowns passes and the Hokies’ defense recorded the team’s first shutout since 2012, as the Hokies blanked Boston College 49-0 on Saturday at Lane Stadium in Tech’s ACC opener.
Tech moved to 2-1 overall on the season and 1-0 in the ACC. The win marked the second consecutive for the Hokies over BC (1-2, 0-2 ACC) and the seventh in the past nine meetings.
The shutout marked the first by Tech since it beat Bowling Green 37-0 in 2012. It marked the Hokies’ first shutout of an ACC foe since 2011 when they won 38-0 at Virginia. The shutout marked Tech’s first ACC shutout at home since it won 17-0 over UVA in 2006.
Virginia Tech’s defense put forth a dominating effort, holding the Eagles to 124 yards. The Hokies forced a three-and-out on 10 BC possessions.
Evans’ five scoring tosses tied the mark held by former quarterback Bryan Randall, who threw five touchdown passes in Tech’s 50-42 triple overtime loss at Syracuse in 2002.
Offensively, the Hokies amassed 476 yards, including 223 on the ground. Marshawn Williams, playing in his first game since tearing his ACL in 2014, led the way with 81 yards.
Evans threw a 15-yard scoring pass to Travon McMillian on the Hokies’ second possession to open the scoring and then added touchdown passes of 8 and 30 yards to Isaiah Ford. The latter came with 1:42 left in the first half and gave the Hokies a 21-0 lead, which they took into the locker room.
In the second half, Evans threw touchdown passes to Chris Cunningham (7 yards) and Sam Rogers (4 yards). For the game, Evans completed 16 of 23 for 253 yards and one interception.