Hokies Ryan Williams, Tyrod Taylor Running Crazy
|10.10.09 at 12:48 pm ET|
The game plan for Boston college is simple. Limit Virginia Tech redshirt freshman running back Ryan Williams and contain junior quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the pocket.
Well, so much for that.
On the first drive of the game Williams ran crazy with five attempts for 46 yards (9.2 average) with longs of 25 and 11 yards. The Eagles were able to hold the Hokies to a field goal when cornerback Isaac Johnson sacked Taylor on third down.
That was just a prelude. Boston College has been able to get to Taylor in the pocket, but with a quarterback that reminds many of another Virginia Tech alumni, Michael Vick, getting pressure may not always been the best course of action. When Taylor feels threatened he will pop out of the pocket, look down field and make a big throw.
Boston College thought they had him. On the first two plays of a series it stopped Williams for a two yard loss and then right strong-side linebacker Mike Morrissey sacked Taylor. With third-and-long Taylor dropped back. The pocket collapsed and it appeared that defensive end Brad Newman had Taylor for another sack. Taylor kicked up his foot, scrambled to the flat and threw a rope to the back of the end zone to Danny Coale for the score.
Virginia Tech is driving again and Williams has just snapped off a 31 yard run to the Boston College 2 yard line. A play later he punched it in for the touchdown.
Beginning of the second quarter Hokies 17 Eagles 0