October 26, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va.(AP) Matt Ryan bought some time, scrambling to his left away from the Virginia Tech rush while searching for an open receiver.
He found just what he was looking for, fired a pass all the way across the field and kept No. 2 Boston College perfect.
Call it Ryan's Heisman moment.
The senior quarterback threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Andre Callender with 11 seconds left and the Eagles validated themselves as national title contenders with an improbable 14-10 victory over No. 8 Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Boston College avoided becoming the fourth second-ranked team to lose in the last four weeks, with Ryan throwing two touchdown passes in the final 2:11 after doing little for the first 55 minutes against the Hokies' swarming defense.
``Well, you know there's still time left on the clock,'' Ryan said. ``You know you still have a shot and you still got a chance. We've been in this situation so many times through the course of the year in practice and we've prepared ourselves really well.''
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