Originally created 09/17/06

ACC Wrapup

BOSTON - Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez on the first play of the second overtime Saturday, then No. 23 Boston College waited for a replay review to confirm a game-ending interception that gave the Eagles a 30-23 victory over Brigham Young.

It was the second consecutive double-overtime game for Boston College (3-0). The Eagles beat then-No. 18 Clemson on a blocked extra point, but the victory over Brigham Young (1-2) had an even stranger ending.

After both teams missed field goals in the first overtime, Ryan found Gonzalez in the front of the end zone near the right pylon, and he hopped in. Ryan Ohliger, who already missed two extra points and a field goal, converted the PAT.

Brigham Young got a first down at the 14, but on the next play John Beck's pass was tipped into the air. Safety Jamie Silva dove to grab the deflection before it hit the turf. Boston College players ran onto the field before turning around when the ruling on the field was an incompletion, but it was an obvious candidate for replay review.

After failing to get a signal in the first set of headsets, the referee ran 60 yards downfield for another set. After a delay of several minutes, he declared the pass intercepted and the celebration began anew.

The victory was the 69th for coach Tom O'Brien at Boston College, a school record.


In Blacksburg, Va., Sean Glennon and Virginia Tech's offense started slow again, but the Hokies' fly-to-the-ball defense was again more than capable of shouldering the load, holding Duke to 139 total yards.

The Hokies (3-0) even had more points than Duke had total yards after Glennon's second touchdown pass, a 25-yarder to Josh Morgan midway through the third quarter.

The play gave the Hokies a 30-0 lead, and the Blue Devils (0-3) had 25 yards.

Glennon also threw a 17-yard touchdown to Sam Wheeler, Eddie Royal returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown and Branden Ore scored on a 1-yard run.

Kenny Lewis added a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

The Hokies, still working three new starters into the offensive line along with a new backfield, remain untested this season. They have outscored Northeastern, North Carolina and Duke by a combined 109-10, and play Cincinnati at home next week.

Duke gained 58 yards on 41 carries, and went 8-for-14 passing for 81 yards.



In East Hartford, Conn., defensive end Jeremy Thompson ran back an interception 86 yards for a touchdown as Wake Forest went on to beat Connecticut to give the Demon Deacons their first 3-0 start since 1987.

Thompson, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, outran everyone down the right side, avoiding several tackles. It was the second- longest interception return in team history.

Connecticut outgained Wake Forest 324 yards to 209, but was hurt not only by the interception but a missed extra point and missed 28-yard field goal.


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