Boston College News
11-9-14: The Boston College Eagles hosted the Louisville Cardinals this week at home in Alumni Stadium in an
ACC matchup for both schools. The Eagles came into the contest sporting a 6-3 record with a 3-2 ACC
record after winning their last two games. Meanwhile Louisville came into the game with a 6-3 record
and 4-3 conference record after losing to Florida State last week. Boston College did not start the game
out the way they wanted to as quarterback Tyler Murphy threw an interception on the first possession
of the game and just 14 seconds into the contest that led to a Louisville field goal. Murphy redeemed
himself on the ensuing drive as the team marched down the field and scored a touchdown to take a 7-3
lead midway through the first quarter. This contest went back and forth for much of the first half as
Louisville and Boston College traded touchdown drives as the Cardinals took a 17-13 lead with them into
the half. The team continued to trade touchdowns in the third quarter as the Eagles needed a big stop
on defense if they expected to win this contest. Unfortunately for Boston College their defense let them
down in the fourth quarter as Louisville began to pull away late as the Cardinals beat the Eagles by the
score of 38-19. With the loss Boston College’s record dropped to 6-4 and 3-3 in the ACC while Louisville’s
record improved to 7-3 and 5-3 in the conference this season with the victory. Get your Boston College
tickets for the game two Saturday’s from now on November, 22 as the Eagles travel to Doak Campbell
Stadium to take on the Florida State Seminoles. The game time and the television schedule are yet to be
determined at this time.
11-3-14: The Boston College Eagles traveled to Virginia Tech this week to take on the Hokies on the road in Lane Stadium in an ACC matchup for both schools. Boston College beat Wake Forest last week to improve their season record to 5-3 and 2-2 in the ACC while Virginia Tech is fresh off two straight losses that dropped their record to 4-4 and 1-3 in the conference this season. Boston College and Virginia Tech played a close game from whistle to whistle in this one in a game that was exciting down to the wire. The game started out slow as Virginia Tech’s touchdown was the only scoring drive of the first quarter before both teams broke out a bit in the second quarter. When the dust settled the score was 14-10 in favor of Boston College over the home team Virginia Tech Hokies at the half. Boston College pulled away a bit in the third quarter with two scoring drives while holding Virginia Tech off the board as the Eagles took a 23-10 lead into the fourth quarter with the game seemingly in hand. Virginia Tech answered almost immediately in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns to pull back to take a 24-23 lead. Boston College took the ball back and answered with a field goal and a touchdown pass to take a 33-24 lead late in the fourth. Virginia Tech’s quarterback Michael Brewer made things interesting late with a five yard touchdown pass to Ryan Malleck to pull the game back to 33-31 but could not execute the onside kick as Boston College went on to win the contest by that same 33-31 score. Boston College improved their record to 6-3 and 3-2 in the ACC while Virginia Tech’s record dropped to 4-5 and 1-4 in the conference this season with the loss. Get your Boston College tickets for next Saturday’s game when the Eagles host the Louisville Cardinals at home in Alumni Stadium. The game will be played at 7:15 pm ET and can be seen on television on ESPN2.
10-27-14: The Boston College Eagles traveled to Wake Forest this week to take on the Demon Deacons on the road in BB&T Field in an ACC matchup for both teams. Boston College was coming off a loss to the Clemson Tigers that dropped their record to 4-3 and 1-2 in the ACC while Wake Forest has lost three games in a row to drop their own record to 2-5 and 0-3 in the conference this season. Boston College jumped out all over Wake Forest early in this one as the Eagles drove 67 yards on 14 plays on the first drive of the game eating up 7:37 of the clock before kicking a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The next time Boston College got the football they ran off another eight play and 80 yard drive that was capped off by a Jon Hilliman 33 yard touchdown run as time expired in the first quarter to put the Eagles up 10-0. Hilliman put the ball in the end zone again in the second quarter while the Eagles defense kept Wake Forest off the board in the quarter as Boston College went into halftime with a 17-0 lead over the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest made things interesting in the fourth quarter after Boston College jumped out to a 23-3 lead. Wake Forest ran in a pair of touchdown runs late through the fourth quarter to inch back into the game as the team trailed 23-17 but that was as close as the Demon Deacons would get in this contest as the game would end by that same 23-17 score in favor of the Eagles. Boston College improved their record to 5-3 and 2-2 in the conference while Wake Forest dropped their overall record to 2-6 and 0-4 in the ACC this season. Get your Boston College tickets for the next Eagles game as the team travels to Virginia Tech to take on the Hokies next Saturday on the road in Lane Stadium. The game will be played at 12:30 pm ET and can be seen on television on ESPN3.
10-20-14: The Boston College Eagles hosted the #24 ranked Clemson Tigers at home in Alumni Stadium in a ACC matchup this week. Boston College was a very respectable 4-2 on the season with a 1-1 ACC record while Clemson came into the game with an identical 4-2 record with a 3-1 conference record on the season. This game was either feast or famine as neither team managed to score in either of the first or third quarters in this contest. Clemson quickly jumped out in front of Boston College in the second quarter with a touchdown but the Eagles tied the game quickly just minutes later. Clemson marched down the field and kicked a field goal to lead 10-7 at halftime. Heading into the fourth quarter with that same score Boston College’s defense had to come up big and did as the offense put another ball into the end zone to take a 13-10 lead after a missed PAT. Clemson immediately took the ball after the touchdown and drove 82 yards on six plays as the Tigers put the ball into the end zone for the final time of the game as they went on to win the game by the score of 17-13. Clemson improves their record to 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in the ACC while Boston College drops their record to 4-3 and 1-2 in the conference on the season. Get your Boston College tickets for the next Eagles game as the team travels to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons on the road in BB&T Field. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
10-15-14: The Boston College Eagles traveled to NC State to take on the NC State Wolfpack in Carter-Finley Stadium this week in an ACC Conference matchup. Boston College came into the game with a 3-2 record and 0-1 ACC record and faced off with a 4-2 Wolfpack team with a 0-2 conference record in a game that was televised on ESPN3. Boston College thought they were in for a tough game after one quarter as these two teams traded touchdown for touchdown as the game ended with a 14-14 score after the first quarter. That would be the last time NC State would score in the contest as Boston College’s defense took over the game. Boston College scored once in each of the second, third, and fourth quarters to win the contest by the score of 30-14. The Boston College defense allowed just 217 yards of total offense while forcing three turnovers in the game. The Eagles also held the Wolfpack to just 5-12 on third down conversions in the contest as they loaded up the box and completely stuffed the NC State rushing attack. Boston College looked impressive in the victory as they improved their record to 4-2 with a 1-1 ACC record while NC State’s record dropped to 4-3 with a 0-3 conference record. Be sure to get your Boston College tickets for the next Eagles game next Saturday as the team hosts the Clemson Tigers at home in Alumni Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN U.
10-6-14: The Boston College Eagles have the week off to prepare and travel to play the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 11 on the road in Carter-Finley Stadium. Both teams have played a single game in the ACC this season, both teams lost their only conference game to date, so one team will leave with a .500 record in the conference while another team will likely be buried in the standings. Boston College currently has a 3-2 record and will put their winning season up against the Wolfpack’s 4-1 record in 2014. NC State will play the Clemson Tigers of the ACC this week while Boston College is off so these stats are subject to change before next week’s game. Boston College has controlled their games this season by putting out the 7th best rushing attack in the nation averaging 316.8 yards per game. The problem for the Eagles this season is the team has been a little too one dimensional as the team ranks 121st in the nation in passing as they average just 133.2 yards per game in the air. The Eagles and their quarterback Tyler Murphy will have to switch things up next week if the team wants to take down a tough NC State team. If NC State can stop Murphy, who also leads the team in rushing with 579 yards on 71 carriers, it may be a long day for the Boston College offense. The defense of the Eagles is allowing 20.4 points per game which is 36th best in the nation and has kept the team in every game this season. Be sure to grab some Boston College tickets for the next Eagles game next Saturday as they take on the NC State Wolfpack on the road in Carter-Finley Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
10-1-14: The Boston College Eagles looked to extend their winning streak to three games in a row this week when they hosted the Colorado State Rams at home in Alumni Stadium. Boston College took an overall 3-1 record into this week against Colorado State’s 2-1 record in a non-conference game for both teams. Boston College jumped all over Colorado State early scoring the first three touchdowns of game and taking a 14-7 lead into the half. Colorado State came out of the gates in the second half and scored to tie the game before Boston College took back the lead late in the third setting up a dynamic fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was dominated by the Colorado State Rams defense and by quarterback Garrett Grayson and the Rams ended up winning the game by the score of 24-21 to improve their record to 3-1. Boston College dropped their second game of the season and saw their overall record fall to 3-2. Boston College did everything you need to do to win a football game and still couldn’t pull out the win. The Eagles only had one turnover, an interception, and five penalties for a miniscule 35 yards on the day. The defense also picked off Colorado State’s QB Garrett Grayson twice on the day and held the Rams running game in check allowing just 162 yards but in the end it wasn’t enough for the Eagles on this day. Get your Boston College tickets for the next Eagles game as the team takes an extra week to prepare and travel to NC State to take on the Wolfpack in Carter-Finley Stadium. The game will be played on October 11.
9-22-14: The Boston College Eagles hosted the Maine Black Bears this week at home in Alumni Stadium. Boston College was 2-1 on the season coming into the game with their only loss coming in an ACC game while Maine came into the contest 1-1 and looking to go above the .500 mark. Boston College absolutely dominated this game on both ends of the football. The Eagles had a total of 549 yards of offense on the day while the defense held the Black Bears to just 139 yards of total offense. Of Maine’s 139 yards of offense only 16 yards came on the ground while the secondary held the Black Bear’s to just 123 yards in the air. Boston College held the ball for 38:50 during the game while Maine only had possession of the ball for 21:10 due to the Eagles running game attempting 64 attempts. Boston College had a total of 413 rushing yards on the day including 107 yards by Marcus Outlow, 99 yards from Tyler Murphy, and 98 yards rushing from Jon Hilliman. Boston College won the game by the score of 40-10 on the afternoon. Get your Eagles tickets for next week’s game as Boston College hosts the Colorado State Rams right back here in Alumni Stadium at home. The game will be played at 12:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
9-16-14: The Boston College Eagles
took on the undefeated and 9th ranked USC Trojans this week at home in Alumni Stadium. This was a prime time game that was played at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN so all eyes were on the Eagles and the Trojans tonight and one team came to play. Boston College responded and upset the 9th best team in the nation with a 37-31 final score. Boston College was terrible on third down’s in the game with a 2-11 efficiency but the Eagles did manage to put up 506 yards of total offense including 452 on the ground. Boston College controlled the ball and controlled the clock for much of the game and the defense did just enough to win the game over a touch Pac 12 school. USC could not get the running game going as they only gained 20 yards on 29 attempts and the Trojans offense became too predictable and one dimensional. This made it easier for the Eagles defense to predict what was coming and made it easier to defend in the secondary. Be sure to grab your Boston College tickets for next week’s game as they host the Maine Black Bears back at home at Alumni Stadium.
9-8-14: The Boston College Eagles took on the Pittsburgh Panthers this week in a game that went to the Panthers by the score of 30-20. If you had Boston College tickets this week you saw that the Eagles actually led the game after the first quarter 7-3 before allowing 17 points to the Panthers before half time. Tyler Rouse scored on a one run touchdown run to get the Eagles on the board first and Boston College did not see another score until Tyler Murphy hit Shakim Phillips with a 48 yard pass late in the third quarter. The score looked a lot closer than it actually was as the Eagles tacked on another touchdown with 0:43 left in the game when Tyler Murphy had another two yard touchdown run. Murphy finished the game 10/28 passing and had 134 yards passing with two interceptions and the one long touchdown pass. Murphy led the team in rushing with 92 yards on 16 carries with his touchdown run. Phillips led the team with four catches and 78 receiving yards and the touchdown to lead the team in receiving. Next week the Boston College Eagles take on the USC Trojans on ABC and ESPN in a prime time game. Grab your tickets now to see the primetime and highly anticipated game.