The Hokies elected to go for it on a fourth-and-3 at the Eagles’ 40 and Knowles, after catching a pass, had the ball knocked out of his hands by Clancy on what would have been a first down. Rettig completed consecutive passes for 26 yards total, then connected with Amidon for 16 before the Eagles had to settle for Freese’s kick.
BC had taken a 3-0 lead when Freese kicked a 36-yard field goal at the end of the Eagles’ first drive of the game after Spiffy Evans’ 40-yard punt return gave them the possession at the Hokies’ 29.
Virginia Tech tied it on the next possession on Journell’s 26-yard field. The score was set up by 69-yard pass from Thomas to Corey Fuller deep down the middle on a third-and-19 from the Hokies’ 10.