Virginia Tech, 27; Boston College, 34
Boston College bounced back from a disappointing loss at North Carolina with a wild win over Virginia Tech (6-3), another Atlantic Coast Conference rival, at Alumni Stadium. The BC offense was dominated in the yards gained category, 446 to 289, but successfully capitalized on the four second-half turnovers forced by the defensive unit to move back to .500. It was the Eagles’ first win of the season against a team with a winning record.
BC struck first, when star running back Andre Williams broke three tackles en route to a 19-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the first quarter. The Hokies tied it up in the second period on a one-yard run by RB Trey Edmunds, then took a 10-7 lead when kicker Cody Journell connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. Continue reading College Football Week 10 Roundup: Big Win for BC, UMass Obliterated »
Tags: Andre Williams, Boston College, Brendon Levengood, Cody Journell, Drew Hare, Jordan Lynch, Logan Thomas, Lorenzo Woodley, Massachusetts, Mike Wegzyn, Nate Freese, Northern Illinois, Trey Edmunds, Virginia Tech
Boston College, 10; North Carolina, 34
Boston College missed a good chance to go above .500 with a poor showing against North Carolina (2-5) at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels hadn’t won since September 7 against Middle Tennessee, and the win was their first in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On Saturday, they outgained the Eagles 392 yards to 261, and their passing defense was especially dominant.
Things started going badly for BC from the very start, when running back Andre Williams lost a fumble in Eagles territory on just the second play from scrimmage. The Tar Heels immediately capitalized, with quarterback Bryn Renner finding wide receiver Ryan Switzer for a 13-yard touchdown. They failed on a two-point conversion attempt, and Williams redeemed himself later in the first quarter with a 56-yard TD run to put Boston College on top 7-6. Continue reading College Football Week 9 Roundup: Disappointing Losses for BC, UMass »
Tags: A. J. Doyle, Andre Williams, Blake Lucas, Boston College, Bryn Renner, Bug Howard, Corey Davis, Marquise Williams, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rob Blanchflower, Western Michigan, Zach Terrell
Massachusetts, 3; Buffalo, 32
UMass never really stood a chance against MAC East-leading Buffalo (5-2), getting manhandled on its trip to upstate New York and dropping to 1-6 on the season. The offense, as has typically been the case this year, was particularly listless in the loss.
The Massachusetts defense managed to hold off the Bulls’ O throughout a scoreless first quarter, but Buffalo got on the board early in the second with a 44-yard field goal by kicker Patrick Clarke. Later in the same period, linebacker Khalil Mack intercepted an A. J. Doyle pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown, and Clarke’s second FG, from 36 yards, gave Buffalo a 13-0 lead. Blake Lucas put the Minutemen on the board with a 42-yard FG of his own as time expired on the first half. Continue reading College Football Week 8 Roundup: UMass Gets Blown Out »
Tags: A. J. Doyle, Branden Oliver, Buffalo, Joe Licata, Massachusetts, Patrick Clarke
Boston College, 14; #3 Clemson, 24
For the second time in three weeks, Boston College put up a fight against a top 10 team, taking a lead into the fourth quarter before falling to third-ranked Clemson (6-0) at Memorial Stadium. The defense was a particularly bright spot for the Eagles, who fell to 3-3 on the season, against a Clemson team that averages more than 40 points per game.
The Tigers marched downfield on their first drive, but a rare missed field goal by kicker Chandler Catanzaro from just 25 yards was a harbinger of the struggle that lay ahead. Running back Myles Willis scored his first career touchdown early in the second quarter on a 38-yard run to cap off a 10-play, 93-yard drive and put BC on top. The Eagles’ defense recovered two Clemson fumbles and forced two turnovers on downs in the quarter, but the offense came up against the Tigers’ own stout D, with quarterback Chase Rettig having a pass picked off by safety Korrin Wiggins. As time expired in the first half, Catanzaro booted a 35-yard FG to put Clemson on the board.
Continue reading College Football Week 7 Roundup: BC Fights, UMass Finally Wins »
Tags: A. J. Doyle, Alex Amidon, Austin Boucher, Blake Lucas, Boston College, Chandler Catanzaro, Chase Rettig, Clemson, Khary Bailey-Smith, Massachusetts, Miami (OH), Sammy Watkins, Tajh Boyd
Army, 27; Boston College, 48
In a game that almost didn’t take place due to the government shutdown, Boston College improved to 3-2 with an offensive explosion against Army (2-4) at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles’ three wins this season are already more than they had in all of 2012. The game was close throughout the first half, but the Black Knights ultimately couldn’t keep up with BC’s offensive production.
Army scored first, with a 38-yard field goal by kicker Daniel Grochowski on the opening drive, but quarterback Chase Rettig led Boston College 80 yards downfield in just four plays, finally finding running back David Dudeck for a 3-yard touchdown. The Knights’ next drive had only one play: an 80-yard TD pass from QB Angel Santiago to wide receiver Xavier Moss. The Eagles responded with another quick drive, ending in a 34-yard TD run by RB Andre Williams, to retake the lead.
Continue reading College Football Week 6 Roundup: BC Puts up Points, UMass Puts up a Fight »
Tags: Andre Williams, Army, Boston College, Bowling Green, Chase Rettig, Daniel Grochowski, Larry Dixon, Massachusetts, Matt Johnson, Nate Freese
October 1, 2013 at 6:40pm in
Nothing beats college basketball. The sense of passion and excitement that it brings simply embodies the American spirit that is why it is religiously watched by sports fanatics across the country.
College players do not play for big contracts or shoe deals; they play their hearts out for the fans and basically for the love of the game. These are the reasons why many people prefer to watch college basketball games than professional ones. You can just feel the intensity as you watch college players dive for loose balls or drive to the basket. Continue reading College Basketball and Sports Betting: Maximize Your Winning Potential »
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