Evans throws for 5 TDs, Va Tech crushes Boston College 49-0

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evan (4) throws the ball past Boston College defender Zach Allen (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Blacksburg Va. Saturday Sept. 17, 2016. (Matt Gentry/AP Photo)
Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evan (4) throws the ball past Boston College defender Zach Allen (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Blacksburg Va. Saturday Sept. 17, 2016. (Matt Gentry/AP Photo)

Jerod Evans tied a school record with five touchdown passes and Virginia Tech blanked Boston College 49-0 on Saturday.

Evans played just the first three quarters, leaving with the Hokies (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) leading 42-0. He hit Isaiah Ford twice for touchdowns and also found Travon McMillian, Chris Cunningham and Sam Rogers. McMillian also scored on a 7-yard run.

Ford’s second touchdown came when he was double covered and still came down with the ball at the back of the end zone.

“After I threw it, I said, ‘Oh, that ball should not have been thrown,'” Evans said. “I’m probably going to hear about that tomorrow.”

The Eagles (1-2, 0-2) didn’t reach triple figures in total yards until late in the third quarter and finished the game with fewer first downs, six, than Virginia Tech had touchdowns. It was the 10th consecutive loss for Boston College in conference play, and free safety John Johnson said if the Eagles had any hard feelings about the Hokies running up the score, BC should have played better defense.

“It got a little redundant, running the same plays and gashing us on the same plays,” he said.

The Hokies also did not commit a turnover after fumbling the ball away nine times in their first two games.

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