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Virginia Tech vs. Boston College: game preview from Chestnut Hill

Eric Johnson breaks down the Saturday night match-up

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – For the second week in a row the Hokies will have a test in the trenches, as #16 Virginia Tech faces Boston College Saturday night. The Eagles have one of the most elusive pass rushers in Harold Landry.

The senior defensive end has two sacks and five tackles for loss so far this season. Earlier this week the Hokies spoke on Landry's ability and responding to last weeks ACC opening loss.

"I remember him last year being a pretty good player. He'll probably make some plays just have to try and limit him," said Hokies quarterback Josh Jackson.

"I think no matter if you win or lose you have to respond at any given week. If you do well you have to continue to do well, or if you lose, you have to find a way to respond. But it's like an everyday type of thing whether you win some or lose some," said offensive lineman Yoshuah Nijman

A couple of other things to keep an eye on tonight, can the Hokies offense get a rushing attack going. They were stagnant last week at home, but they have shown at times this year when it's clicking it can be hard to stop. If that fails, can the offense get things going through the air against an Eagles defense that has seven interceptions? For the defense, can they contain running backs Jon Hilliman and AJ Dillon, who account for more than 600 yards for Boston College? Kickoff is Saturday at 7:15.