BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Put that comeback at the top of Matt Ryan's Heisman résumé.
Ryan threw a 24-yard touchdown pass on the run and across the field to Andre Callender with 11 seconds left and No. 2 Boston College remained undefeated with an improbable 14-10 victory over No. 8 Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Ryan sealed his status as a serious Heisman Trophy contender with 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."
Boston College (4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved to 8-0 for the first time since 1942 and validated itself as a national title contender.
"I told our guys at halftime don't you dare look up until the end of the game and we'll go on to win this thing," Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski said.
HISTORIC MOVE --When tiny Chowan University moved up to Division II a few years ago, it knew it needed the stability that comes with joining a conference.
Its most unlikely host emerged as the best fit -- the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The nation's oldest league for historically black colleges and universities next season will welcome Chowan's football team. Call it the colorblind conference.
"We're being visionaries," Chowan athletic director Dennis Helsel said. "We're probably doing something that is not in the mainstream of North Carolina."