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Eagles stun No.9 Trojans

Eagles stun No.9 Trojans

The power of the red bandanna inspired Boston College to a stunning 37-31 upset victory over ninthranked Southern California before 41,631 last night atAlumni Stadium.The Eagles wore red bandanna accessories on their maroon and gold uniforms in honor of Welles Crowther, a former BC lacrosse player who was killed performing a rescue mission in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Addazio's call for all-out effort answered

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Steve Addazio had a simple request for his team prior to Saturday’s nationally televised, prime-time matchup against No. 9 USC. “I said to our team going into the game, ‘All I ask is we play with relentless effort. And we play really, really hard. … and have faith. Have faith in each other,’” Addazio said. “And they did that. They responded.” Did they ever. The Eagles ran the ball 54 times for 452 yards and five TDs in the 37-31 upset.

Who was that 5-foot-6 freshman?

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Allow me to make the necessary introductions. Sherman Alston, meet America. America, meet Sherman Alston. Chances are you had no idea who the 5-foot-6, 163-pound Boston College wideout was before Saturday night. But if you watched the Eagles upset No. 9 USC 37-31 on national TV before a packed house at Alumni Stadium, you know him now. The hosts trailed 17-13 late in the first half when the Eagles’ D forced USC to punt from its own 36.

BC's ground game wears down USC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- If ever there was a Boston College game, this was it. The opponent had more talent, and just as much bulk. There was a slight chill to the air, and a cold rain fell most of the afternoon. The spotlight was shining brightly, but the operator didn’t have to worry about swinging it over to the BC sideline. The only reason the Eagles found themselves on national TV on Saturday night? No. 9 USC was in town. The script was relatively simple: The cameras would roll, and so would the Trojans.
Boston Herald Sep 13, 2014
Eagles hope USC gets defensive

Eagles hope USC gets defensive

Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy has a profound respect for the explosive Southern California offense.That’s why he wants to limit the USC offense’s prime-time exposure when the Eagles (1-1) host the No. 9 ranked Trojans (2-0) in a nationally televised game tonight at Alumni Stadium.Murphy plans to make sure the Trojans defense sees most of the playing time. A sustained ground game with play-action passing and time-consuming drives would do just that.

It's time for BC to compete vs. Trojans

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Steve Addazio believes in the value of competition. Believes in it fervently, unabashedly. “I think the most competitive times bring out the most competitive men, I believe in that,” the Boston College coach said this week. “I love these big games because from the standpoint of it’s a great way to get [your players] in there and let it roll. I think you’ll see some young guys in these games make some plays and you’ll also see some tough moments, I’m sure.
Boston Herald Sep 12, 2014

Southern Cal escapes tumult to Boston College

BOSTON — Right, another right, down four flights of stairs, through a set of double doors, down some more stairs, across the concourse and through the gate to the field. The Trojans will be on the far side.That's the path from the visiting athletic director's suite to the field at Boston College's Alumni Stadium. If all goes as expected, Southern Cal's Pat Haden won't be making the trip until after the ninth-ranked Trojans have wrapped up a comfortable victory over BC on Saturday night.
Boston Herald Sep 12, 2014

BC Notebook: Eagles aware of prestigious USC

In college football history, there aren’t too many programs with more prestige and success than the University of Southern California.Boston College coach Steve Addazio accentuated that point with tough, detailed practices in preparation for tomorrow night’s encounter with the ninth-ranked Trojans at Alumni Stadium.
Boston Herald Sep 11, 2014
Boston College to honor hero Welles Crowther

Boston College to honor hero Welles Crowther

The traditional Boston College football uniform will feature a brighter shade of red in tomorrow night’s clash with No. 9 Southern California at Alumni Stadium.The Eagles’ uniforms will be accentuated with a red bandana design in tribute to former BC lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Eagles QB Murphy working OT

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The specialists sprinted off first, hightailing it for the locker room and the showers with class time closing fast. Then the bulk of the herd pounded by, the linemen (offensive and defensive) and the linebackers, the safeties and the defensive backs. The skill positions -- wideouts, tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks -- brought up the rear after some light drills in small groups. After a while, there was only one Boston College player left on a back field at Shea post-practice Wednesday.

BC honors 9/11 hero Welles Crowther

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Boston College is preparing to recognize one of its own lost in the tragedy -- the “Man in the Red Bandana.” Former BC lacrosse player Welles Crowther was heroic that dark day, sacrificing his own life to help save others in the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, and on Saturday night his Eagles will honor his memory. The BC football team will host No.
Boston Herald Sep 10, 2014
Tyler Rouse gets 2nd shot at USC

Tyler Rouse gets 2nd shot at USC

For Tyler Rouse, it was the defining moment against the most unyielding defense he’d ever encountered.Rouse, now a sophomore tailback, helped Boston College avert a shutout a year ago with a spectacular fourth-quarter touchdown run in a 35-7 loss at Southern California.“I remember it being one of the greatest moments of my life,” Rouse said following a “Bloody Tuesday” practice session yesterday at Shea Field.
Boston Herald Sep 9, 2014

BC Notebook: Eagles rely on youth when mighty USC arrives

The theme of Saturday night’s clash between Boston College and ninth-ranked Southern California at Alumni Stadium is the young and the mighty.BC is young and USC is mighty.BC head coach Steve Addazio yesterday reiterated his displeasure with most aspects of the Eagles’ performance in Friday night’s 30-20 home loss to Pittsburgh.Addazio isn’t expected to make radical alterations on either side of the ball against the Trojans, but he made it clear there would be more true and redshirt freshmen involved in the game plan.

Three-and-out: Eagles facing 'baptism by fire'

Boston College coach Steve Addazio held his weekly news conference on Monday, recapping the 30-20 loss to Pittsburgh and looking ahead to Saturday night’s matchup against No. 9 USC (8 ET on ESPN). The No. 1 takeaway? This week’s matchup will be a “baptism by fire” for many young Eagles. First down: In typical Addazio fashion, there was no mincing words about the loss on Friday night. “We’ve gotta play better up front on both sides of the ball.

BC making big plays, still working on timing

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- You want more explosive plays, Steve Addazio? You got more explosive plays. Through two games, Boston College has 28 plays that have produced more than 10 yards (tied for sixth nationally at the start of Saturday’s action). The Eagles have six plays of 20-plus, four plays of 30-plus, three plays of 40-plus and one play of 50-plus yards. While you might expect that most of those plays came in Week 1 against UMass, that’s not exactly the case.

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