Posted by Chip Patterson
UPDATE 9:29 PM ET: Things looked bleak for the Hokies after a missed field goal. But after recovering a Broncos fumble, Taylor found Ryan Williams wide open from 12 yards out for a touchdown to make this a ball game. Boise State 20, Virginia Tech 14 0:57 2Q.
UPDATE 9:04 PM ET: Tyrod Taylor connected with Jarrett Boykin for a 34 yard pass that put the Hokies down at the 1 yard line before Ryan Williams punched in the first score of the game for Virginia Tech. Interesting note from the Twitter world, Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer has never overcome a deficit of larger than 15. Boise State 17, Virginia Tech 7 11:44 2Q.
Virginia Tech has always been known for their ability to change a game with their play on special teams and defense. Early in the first quarter of their primetime showdown with No. 3 Boise State, the Hokies got their own dose of "Beamer Ball."
Boise State was able to capitalize on a Tyrod Taylor fumble and turn it into a field goal for the first score of the game. After the next Virginia Tech drive stalled at three and out, the Austin Pettis blocked Brian Saunders' punt and the Broncos recovered at the Virginia Tech 12 yard line. Broncos' QB Kellen Moore connected with Pettis on second down to extend the lead to ten.
The special teams concerns continued for Virginia Tech. With less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter, Virginia Tech was flagged for running into the punter on fourth down after holding the Broncos out of field goal range. Kellen Moore then connected with senior tight end Tommy Gallarda from five yards out. Gallarda made an unbelievable one handed catch before falling out of bounds that we will likely be seeing for a long time.
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