|Glennon's 3 TD passes help No. 6 Hokies win ACC title, 30-16 over No. 12 BC|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 01 December 2007 12:02|
Sean Glennon threw three touchdown passes, Tech's defense finally stopped Matt Ryan and the sixth-ranked Hokies beat No. 12 Boston College 30-16 in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday.
Ryan overshadowed Glennon and Tyrod Taylor most of the game, but the Tech duo put together a game-winning drive that showed exactly why the coaching staff decided to play both of them.
Taylor gained 31 yards on a quarterback draw, then Glennon capped an 84-yard drive with a 24-yard strike to Eddie Royal with 7:12 remaining.
The Hokies' defense did the rest.
Vince Hall intercepted Ryan's fourth-down, desperation pass near the goal line with 2:16 to play. The Eagles (10-3) forced a punt, but Ryan threw another pick. Xavier Adibi returned it 40 yards for a score with 11 seconds to play.
Oranges flew on the field as the Hokies (11-2) celebrated their fifth consecutive victory and their first win in two trips to the ACC championship game.
Glennon was named the game's Most Valuable Player after finishing 18-of-27 for 174 yards with the three touchdowns and an interception.
Ryan was 33-of-52 for 305 yards.
The Eagles, who used Ryan's two late TD drives to beat Tech 14-10 earlier this season, will probably play in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando.