I often get caught up in the minutiae of BC football and miss the forest for the trees. For example, my game-to-game perception is that BC special teams have been horrible. But that is overly influenced by the early struggles on kickoffs, Tribble fair catching everything and Aponavicius’ limited range. The reality is that the special teams have been decent and better than most of college football. Take a look at Phil Steele’s special team’s rankings:
As you can see our opponent for Thursday night remains one of the most consistent special teams units in the country. But BC is a very respectable 33rd out of 120. I think special teams will be a factor against the Hokies and still favors Virginia Tech. However, our special teams are better than most, so I don’t expect the Hokies to break open the game with special teams like they did against Clemson.