Virginia Tech drops another game at home, 31-21 against Boston College

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- The Hokies went nine straight possessions spanning the second and third quarters without scoring points. In that stretch, they had a fumble, a missed field goal, and interception and a failed fourth down conversion.

Virginia Tech running back Steven Peoples (32) looks to run up field in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Blacksburg Va., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

BC outscored Tech 24-7 in the second half to win 31-21.

"Play calling has nothing to do with it. Play execution has a hundred percent to do with it. And that's not taking it from the coaches to the players. It's the coaches job to get the players and teach the players to execute. No, the guys calling the plays are the same guys that his very first year here set ten school records. So, he still knows what he's doing," Virginia Tech Head Coach Justin Fuente said.

"We fought hard. I think we squandered some opportunities as a football team but all in all if we give this kind of effort and take this and learn from it and grow from it then we'll be better from it," Virginia Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster said.

"We're playing hard but it's the little things that aren't helping us win the game. I don't know if that comes with experience, our youth. Guys are playing hard but it's little things that can cost us a game, especially in the ACC," Virginia Tech Defensive End Ricky Walker said.

Tech has now lost three straight home games and is just 1 and 3 at Lane Stadium this season.

Next up is a trip to Pittsburgh next Saturday.