Boston College, 29; Maryland, 26
Boston College continued its second-half surge, improving to 7-4 with its second road win of the season, over Maryland (6-5) at Byrd Stadium. Although BC outgained Maryland by nearly 100 yards, the game was close throughout and came down to the very last play. The win was the Eagles’ fourth straight, further cementing their place among the Atlantic Coast Conference’s bowl teams, in the last game between these two before the Terrapins leave the ACC for the Big Ten Conference next year.
BC took the first lead with kicker Nate Freese‘s 22-yard field goal on the opening drive, but Brad Craddock tied it up for the Terps with a 43-yarder of his own. Late in the first quarter, quarterback Chase Rettig fumbled the ball, with Maryland recovering on the one-yard line. Running back Albert Reid immediately took advantage, jumping over the pile for the touchdown and a 10-3 lead.