No. 3 Boise State and No. 10 Virginia Tech lived up to the hype on Monday night. The two teams combined for 63 points and 697 yards of total offense. Despite a lopsided first quarter the game was competitive all the way until the clock ran out.
In the end, Boise State’s chance at a perfect season is still intact while Virginia Tech snaps their 5-game win streak. Here’s an inside-the-numbers look at Boise State versus Virginia Tech.
Boise State 33, Virginia Tech 30
0 - The Hokies fall to 0-22 against AP top-5 teams away from home (1-26 overall).
3 – Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams scored 3 TD (2 Rush, 1 Rec) making it the 4th game with 3 or more TD over the last 2 seasons. That's tied for the 2nd most in the FBS. Williams now has 13 TD in his last 4 games dating back to last season.
4 - Boise State improves to 4-1 versus teams in the AP top 10 since 2000.
15 - Boise State has won 15 straight games.
17 - Boise State outscored Virginia Tech 17-0 in the 1st quarter and outgained the Hokies 76-5.
20 – Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor was 2-8, 0 TD on passes OVER 20 yards (13-14, 2 TD on passes less than 20 yards).
30 - First time since Dec. 7, 2002 that Virginia Tech lost a regular-season game when scoring 30+ points (lost 56-45 to Miami).
50 - Coach Chris Petersen improves to 50-4 as coach of Boise State.