Georgia Tech cornerback Jahi Word-Daniels was a busy man on Boston College’s second possession, getting beat on a 46-yard pass and making the tackle on a couple of other completions.
But Word-Daniels remained on the sideline the rest of the half, perhaps still suffering the effect of a concussion against Notre Dame, and the school said he was unlikely to return.
Pat Clark took over at cornerback, and the Eagles quickly took advantage of the backup. He was called for interference, then gave up a 39-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Brandon Robinson.
Georgia Tech receiver James Johnson and Boston College safety Wes Davis both went down on a scary collision in the second quarter.
Johnson was the intended receiver on a pass right in front of the Eagles bench, but the ball was tipped and Davis crashed into Johnson.
Both players remained down for a few minutes on the Boston College sideline, just a couple of feet apart while each school’s training staff tended to their man.
Johnson hopped up first and was OK. Davis took a little longer to get up, appearing to sustain a ‘‘stinger’’ when he rammed Johnson with his helmet and shoulder pads. The defender shook his arms as he went to the bench for further treatment.
Georgia Tech honored its women’s tennis team for winning its first national title.
The Yellow Jackets received their championship rings on the field during a halftime ceremony, helping cheer up a crowd that was stunned by Boston College’s dominating performance in the first two quarters.