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Sports teams from Boston can do no wrong right now.

For most of last night's game in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech, Boston College seemed to be following in the footsteps of its immediate predecessors in the BCS standings who had climbed to No. 2 in the rankings. The three previous occupants of that spot had fallen as soon as they had reached that destination.

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Playing on a soggy field and at times in a downpour, the Eagles and their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback, Matt Ryan, were mostly inept on offense. BC squandered good field position early in the game and stayed close on the strength of its defense and strong punting.

Late in the fourth quarter, the No. 8 Hokies held a 10-0 lead and Ryan, (right) under heavy pressure most of the night, had shown no signs of being able to rally the troops. But first a 91-yard drive that resulted in a 16-yard TD pass with just over two minutes left and then the recovery of an onside kick gave the Eagles a realistic opportunity to pull out the win. On third-and-20 from the Virginia Tech 24-yard line, Ryan flashed his Heisman credentials with a touchdown throw to Andre Callender to keep BC undefeated at 8-0. Virginia Tech dropped to 6-2.

The turn of events may serve Ryan well in the Heisman voting. Even though he struggled for most of the night what will be remembered from this nationally televised game will be his Flutie-esque finish.

Photo credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images

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