Monday, October 20, 2008

A Break from Politics: BC defeats Virginia Tech

Welcome to Alumni Stadium: home of the Boston College Eagles. Click here for more pictures.

Chestnut Hill was high in spirit for the Boston College-Viriginia Tech football game Saturday night October 18.

Eagle and
hokie fans alike attended the game in masses. The BC campus was packed with fans of all ages from near and far. By 5:30 p.m. Boston and Virginia fans were pouring out of the T(last stop on the B-line), while drivers patiently waited to park and commence pre-game festivities. Police presence was substantial as extra man power helped direct traffic and assure fan safety.

Students tailgated in their backyards wearing maroon and gold; a symbol of their school pride. According to
Tristin O'Keefe, a Boston College junior, "Football games here are a great chance to come together and show school spirit. It's a fun event for everyone from players to students to professors."

BC beat Virginia Tech 28-23. They secured a lead early in the game and maintained it throughout all four quarters. At half-time BC led 23-17. Although they failed to score in the second half, the eagles still clenched the win. The hokies fought hard, but didn't break through the eagle defense in the fourth quarter.

Boston College students rushed the field after the officials blew the final fourth quarter whistle. Despite increased security measures, students jumped out of the stands without resistance and quickly gathered around their football team. Some were shirtless, bearing dedicated body paint in the 40 degree weather. Others weren't quite as brave, but still contributed to the mass of maroon and gold people.

Boston College is tied for 1st place with Florida State in the
ACC. This Saturday the eagles take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at 12 p.m.

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