Our third matchup in the Boston College Ultimate Football Game Tournament features big Boston College wins, one against a storied rivals and one that turned BC into a contender if just for a few weeks. You can still vote for all the games in this round by clicking the link below.
#3 2007 Boston College 14 Virginia Tech 10
It was a rainy disgusting evening as the #2 Boston College Eagles went down to Blacksburg to take on the 8th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. It was a physical game in the trenches as both teams struggled to get anything going for the first quarter and a half, but it was the Hokies who got on the board first when Sean Glennon hit Eddie Royal on an 8 yard pass. Matt Ryan couldn't get anything going as Bud Foster's Hokies defense was relentless, pressuring him on every pass. But in the 2nd half Ryan would not be denied, specifically in the final four minutes hitting now position coach Richie Gunnell for a touchdown pass, and then the now infamous pass to Andre Callender in the end zone to give BC a huge 14-10 win. Now, don't ask what happened in their rematch a little over a month later.
#14 Boston College 30 #8 Notre Dame 11
It was Notre Dame's first visit to Boston since they smoked Dartmouth 64-0 at Fenway Park fifty years before. Just a year after David Gordon had the Eagles sneak a win on the road, it was a beat down in front of a sell out at Alumni Stadium. BC spanked the Irish from beginning to end, led by some trickeration (a fake David Gordon field goal and scramble by Matt Hasselbeck), and a huge day for Justice Smith who came on to replace the injured David Green who was knocked out of the game early. Smith finished the game with 145 yards and two touchdowns. BC's defense came up huge as well as Mike Mamula had four sacks(!), and Terrence Wiggins had his first interceptions of his career against Notre Dame. It was Lou Holtz's worst loss at that point as a Notre Dame coach which led him to say "This was the most physical that we've been manhandled in a long, long time. This was not Notre Dame." after the game.