Boston College, 31; Syracuse, 34
Boston College finished the regular season with a 7-5 record after a loss to Syracuse (6-6) at the Carrier Dome that ended the Eagles’ four-game winning streak. Like the previous week’s win at Maryland, this one came down to the very last play, but this time BC found itself on the losing end. The Eagles managed to stay in the game in spite of sloppy defensive play: the Orange offense racked up 480 total yards and converted 12 of 18 third down attempts.
The home team had two good chances to take the first lead, but kicker Ryan Norton missed a 30-yard field goal attempt, and on the next drive the BC defense stopped the Orange on fourth-and-goal from the two-yard line. On the Eagles’ next offensive possession, running back Andre Williams ran for a 26-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
Tags: A. J. Doyle, Andre Williams, Beau Blankenship, Boston College, Brendon Levengood, Chase Rettig, Josh Parris, Josiah Yazdani, Kevin Byrne, Massachusetts, Ohio, Ryan Norton, Shadrach Abrokwah, Syracuse, Terrel Hunt, Travis Carrie, Tyler Tettleton