Hooker, Herbert lead No. 23 Tech past Boston College

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Both standouts rushed for more than 100 yards in the Hokies’ 40-14 victory over the Eagles



BLACKSBURG – Hendon Hooker rushed for a career-high 164 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a score to lead No. 23 Virginia Tech to a 40-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday evening at Lane Stadium.

WIth the victory, the Hokies moved to 3-1 overall, 3-1 in the ACC. BC fell to 3-2, 2-2 in league play. 

 
Khalil Herbert added 143 yards rushing for the Hokies, who rushed for 350 yards in bouncing back from a road loss to North Carolina last Saturday.

 

Virginia Tech scored off of four of BC’s five turnovers to pull away. BC (3-2, 2-2) turned the ball over three times in the first half alone, with the most damaging coming when quarterback Phil Jurkovec overthrew an open Jaelen Gill deep in Virginia Tech territory. Devin Taylor intercepted the pass for the Hokies, who capitalized on Hooker’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Herbert that gave them a 17-7 lead.

 

Boston College cut the lead to 17-14 on a touchdown pass from Jurkovec to Hunter Long with 7:11 left in the third quarter, but the Hokies scored the game’s final 24 points – 17 of those off BC turnovers.

  

Jurkovec threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns, but he also turned the ball over three times.

 
GAME NOTES

• Herbert and Hooker became the first Tech tandem to rush for more than 100 yards in the same game since Darren Evans and Tyrod Taylor against NC State in 2010.

 

• Herbert now has four 100-yard rushing performances and is the first Tech back with such a streak since David Wilson had seven straight 100-yard outings in 2011.

 

• Herbert’s receiving touchdown marked the first of his career.

 

• Hooker’s two touchdown runs marked his second and third rushing touchdowns of the season and the eighth and ninth of his career.

 

• Hooker’s second-quarter touchdown pass marked his third passing touchdown of the season and the 16th of his career.

 

• Brian Johnson saw his streak of consecutive made field goals end at 17 after he was short and right on a 53-yard attempt midway through the first quarter.

UP NEXT

The Hokies hit the road to play Wake Forest on Saturday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m.

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