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Byline: Darryl Slater
Oct. 26--BLACKSBURG -- For three hours, Virginia Tech held the redemption it craved for so long. In four minutes, it let it slip away, as Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan reclaimed the Heisman Trophy hopes that seemed lost in the rainy, late-October chill.
Given how perfectly everything went for the Hokies last night at Lane Stadium -- from the setting to their play -- the finale to their 14-10 loss to Boston College will be remembered as one of the most improbable and shocking losses in school history.
Ryan led the No. 2 Eagles on two touchdown drives in the final 4:12 -- covering 92 and 66 yards, completing 9 of 15 passes for 157 yards -- and handed the No. 8 Hokies just their second nationally televised home loss on a Thursday night.
"I do believe coming back from this one is going to be tough," Tech coach Frank Beamer said.
The Hokies (3-1 ACC, 6-2) led 10-0 when free safety D.J. Parker picked off Ryan with 6:01 to play. It was Ryan's second interception of the game.
Tech went three plays and out after Parker's pick. …