Without prompting, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer brought up one of his most devastating losses after Clemson’s convincing 23-3 win tonight at Lane Stadium.
He mentioned how, in 2007, the Hokies lost a Thursday night home game 14-10 to Boston College, after Eagles quarterback Matt Ryan ripped their hearts out with a last-minute touchdown drive.
“I felt awful that night,” Beamer said. “But you know what: We came back and beat them in the ACC championship game.”
The Hokies did indeed rattle off five straight wins, including the conference title game, after the Boston College loss. Had they not lost that game, they would have played in the national championship game. So that, combined with the way they