1:08 AM EDT, Sun October 26, 2014
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Boston Herald 34 mins ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One of Boston College coach Steve Addazio’s points of emphasis this season has been how difficult it is to win on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference.That problem gets compounded by special teams turnovers, senseless red-zone penalties and missed extra points, all of which plagued the Eagles in the fourth quarter yesterday.But junior cornerback Justin Simmons picked off a pass with 2:08 remaining to atone for all the miscues and salvage a 23-17 victory against Wake Forest.
Boston Herald 6 hours ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Jon Hilliman rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Boston College held on to beat Wake Forest 23-17 on Saturday.Tyler Murphy finished 11 of 15 for 165 yards with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shakim Phillips while Hilliman had touchdown runs of 1 and 33 yards for the Eagles (5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).They nearly blew a 23-3 lead in the fourth quarter and didn't completely put the pesky Demon Deacons away until Justin Simmons' late interception.
Boston Herald Oct 25, 2014
Tyler Murphy wants to expand the passing component of the Boston College offense for today’s game with Wake Forest.The BC quarterback leads the Eagles (4-3, 1-2 ACC) against the Demon Deacons (2-4, 0-3) at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.“They’re going to definitely load the box and really key on the run forcing us to beat them outside,” said Murphy. “I think we are capable of doing that but we have to bring our A-game and be on point, both myself and the receivers.”
Boston Herald Oct 24, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables believes there's going to be more down-to-the-wire games in college football.The 21st-ranked Tigers have had their share the past two weeks.Clemson has needed late stands to seal victories over Louisville and Boston College. Venables said those performances have boosted his players' beliefs that they can achieve success in any situation.That was certainly evident against the Cardinals and Eagles.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 24, 2014
Boston College should beat Wake Forest. At least, that’s the likely takeaway when considering both teams’ numbers and results against the schedule so far this season. The Eagles have a win over a Top 25 team (then-No. 9 USC in Week 3) and nearly got a second (in a 17-13 loss to No. 24 Clemson) last weekend. The Demon Deacons lost their only matchup with a ranked team (falling 43-3 to then-No. 1 Florida State in Week 6) and have won just two games (against Gardner-Webb and Army).
Boston Herald Oct 24, 2014
Robert Wolford Sr. will have a rooting interest in both offenses when Boston College takes on Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference game tomorrow at BB&T Field.One of Wolford’s sons, Robert Jr., is the Eagles starting fullback while another, John, is the Demon Deacons’ starting quarterback.The last time the two siblings were on the same field, Bobby was catching John’s passes at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 23, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Bobby Vardaro laughed. Though they are blood relatives, Boston College’s Bobby Wolford and his younger brother, Wake Forest’s John Wolford, couldn’t be less similar. “It’s kinda funny that we are playing his brother,” Vardaro said of the teams’ matchup this Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3). “Just to see the dynamic between the two of them, they’re completely different.
Boston Herald Oct 23, 2014
Boston College wide receiver Charlie Callinan has adjusted to the rigorous demands of running routes on a ball-control offense.Creating separation and running to space comes naturally to the 6-foot-4, 220-pound, redshirt freshman from Westfield, N.J. But in the BC offense, Callinan’s top priority is downfield blocking, an essential component for a scheme that hinges on four tailbacks and scrambling quarterback Tyler Murphy.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 22, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- He dropped off. Charlie Callinan admits that freely. After registering three catches in Week 1 and two catches in Week 2, Callinan fell off to one catch in Week 3 and then went catch-free for Weeks 4-5 before making one catch in Week 6 against NC State. The Boston College Eagles redshirt freshman said his focus was lacking. “I was blocking well, I just wasn’t catching the balls I wanted to and was just getting a little discouraged,” the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Westfield, N.
Boston Herald Oct 21, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest's woeful offense can take some solace in this: At least the Demon Deacons still have their quarterback.John Wolford will be back in the starting lineup this week against Boston College after coach Dave Clawson said the freshman showed no signs of a concussion following last week's loss to Syracuse.Wolford suffered a head injury when he was hit while attempting to pass in the second quarter, and spent the second half on the bench in street clothes.
Boston Herald Oct 21, 2014
Wake Forest is undergoing a major makeover under first-year coach Dave Clawson.The Demon Deacons were the masters of unpredictable antics for 13 seasons under the capricious Jim Grobe, who saved some of his most creative potions specifically for Boston College.Clawson, who has employed his own style and systems on both sides of the ball, and BC head coach Steve Addazio became friends and rivals at previous jobs.
Boston Herald Oct 20, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson's defense is grabbing the headlines for the 21st-ranked Tigers — and not for the points it allows in the team's biggest games.The group has given up just 30 points in the past three games for Clemson (5-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and made game-saving stops the last two weeks to beat Louisville and Boston College.Clemson's defense was largely a college football punchline the past three years in losses like its 70-33
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 20, 2014
To paraphrase Patriots coach Bill Belichick: It was what it was. After Boston College’s 17-13 loss to then-No. 24 Clemson, coach Steve Addazio said the game came down to just a few plays. Having watched the tape since, Addazio said in his weekly news conference Monday that was exactly what it was. “We needed one more [play],” he said, “we didn’t get one more.” Addazio said if the Eagles made a couple of more plays in their losses this season, they could “easily” be 6-1 right now.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 19, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Eagles desperately needed someone to make a play. Trailing No. 24 Clemson 10-7 in the fourth quarter, someone in maroon and gold finally made one. And, really, was there any doubt it would be Tyler Murphy? The Boston College QB found wideout Dan Crimmins running free over the middle and hit him in stride for a 48-yard gain to flip field position. But that wasn’t the big play. On third-and-10 from the Clemson 36, with the Eagles oh-for-the-game on third down, Murphy took the snap and found himself immediately facing four Tigers pass rushers.
Boston Herald Oct 19, 2014
Middle linebacker Steven Daniels was Boston College’s featured enforcer yesterday against Clemson’s steady ground attack and efficient short passing game.The relentless 6-foot, 257-pound marauder from Cincinnati registered a career-high 11 tackles with three tackles for a loss in yesterday’s 17-13 loss to the No. 24-ranked Tigers at Alumni Stadium. Daniels equaled the season’s best tackle game set by safety Justin Simmons against Colorado State.