5:12 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014

Three-and-out: After loss, BC looks to rebound

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.

Near miss gives BC look into bright future

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
BC Notebook: Daniels gets hold of Tigers

BC Notebook: Daniels gets hold of Tigers

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.
Boston Herald Oct 19, 2014
Clemson Tigers out-ugly BC Eagles

Clemson Tigers out-ugly BC Eagles

The true beauty of a superior defensive scuffle is often revealed in an ugly finish.The Clemson defense brutally contained a poorly managed late Boston College rally, and the No. 24 Tigers hung on for an unsightly 17-13 victory over the Eagles yesterday at Alumni Stadium.“We were in a tough game against a good opponent and I had a feeling the game would be exactly the way it was,” BC coach Steve Addazio said.

Three-and-out: BC loses defensive dance

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Steve Addazio told anyone who would listen that his team’s game against No. 24 Clemson was going to be a defensive dance. He was right. First down: Though the Tigers managed to post nearly 400 yards of total offense (398) and convert 10 of 21 third down chances, the Eagles held them to only 17 points -- their lowest total of the season. And if the offense had been able to connect on just one more pass -- Tyler Murphy's throws to Tyler Rouse and Shakim Phillips coming tantalizingly close to providing the game-winning points -- it would’ve been enough to stand up...

Eagles leave too many plays on the field

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The ball seemed to hang for a moment, perfectly placed, in front of the Boston College receiver. All that hung in the balance with it? A fifth win, a second upset of a Top 25 team and another huge step forward for a program that two years ago went 2-10. But Tyler Rouse couldn't haul the ball in through the raindrops, Tyler Murphy misfired three more times and the Eagles ultimately let a win slip through their fingers Saturday evening, falling to No.

Rapid Reaction: Clemson 17, BC 13

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Boston College stayed with No. 24 Clemson throughout and held a lead in the fourth quarter but the Eagles couldn’t hang on to beat the Tigers, falling 17-13. How it happened: After a scoreless first quarter in which neither offense could get much of anything going, Clemson struck first. Taking advantage of a short field after a punt return to the 50, Cole Stoudt hit Mike Williams for 19, Artavis Scott for 15 and then handed it to Wayne Gallman who scooted 17 yards for a TD.
Boston Herald Oct 18, 2014
No. 24 Clemson holds off Boston College 17-13

No. 24 Clemson holds off Boston College 17-13

BOSTON — C.J. Davidson ran for a 32-yard touchdown with 9:35 to play and No. 24 Clemson stopped a Boston College drive in the final minutes to beat the Eagles 17-13 on Saturday.Cole Stoudt completed 29 of 45 passes for 285 yards, and the Tigers (5-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got help from a missed BC extra point. The Eagles (4-3, 1-2) moved to the Clemson 29, converted a fourth-and-1 and then Tyler Murphy found an open receiver streaking for the end zone.But Tyler Rouse couldn't hold onto the ball, and Clemson took over on downs and ran out the clock.
Boston Herald Oct 17, 2014

BC ‘D’ knows its enemy

The Boston College defense will not be chasing a mystery at quarterback when the Eagles (4-2, 1-1) host the No. 24 ranked Clemson Tigers (4-2, 3-1) in a crucial ACC Atlantic Division matchup this afternoon at Alumni Stadium.Clemson senior Cole Stoudt will be under center after dynamic freshman Deshaun Watson broke the index finger on his throwing hand in last Saturday’s 23-17 victory over Louisville in Death Valley.Stoudt entered the game in the first quarter and efficiently completed 20-of-33 passes for 162 yards against the Cardinals.

For BC, every yard counts this weekend

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Listening to Boston College coach Steve Addazio this week, one gets the impression that yards -- nevermind points -- may be hard to come by on Saturday. Make that extremely hard to come by. No. 24 Clemson is coming to Chestnut Hill for an ACC matchup (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU/WatchESPN) boasting a defense that, well, let’s ask the Eagles’ coach for some insight on that unit. “This is the most dominant defense I’ve seen.
Boston Herald Oct 17, 2014
Clemson's Cole Stoudt gets 2nd chance to start

Clemson's Cole Stoudt gets 2nd chance to start

CLEMSON, S.C. — Quarterback Cole Stoudt is ready for his second chance to lead No. 24 Clemson.While he was angry and disappointed about losing the starting job, he didn't pout or quit.Stoudt had started the first three games for the Tigers (4-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) before talented, five-star phenom Deshaun Watson took over behind center. Now, Stoudt's back and will start at Boston College (4-2, 1-1) Saturday after Watson broke a finger in his right hand early in a win over Louisville last week.
Boston Herald Oct 17, 2014

BC Notebook: Quarterback in running for reduced load

Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy is on course to be a one-year wonder in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Murphy has 711 rushing yards in six games for a 118.5-yard average. He is on pace to set the ACC single-season rushing record for a quarterback.Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler rushed for 1,061 yards with an 81.5 ypg average in 2001. The BC career rushing record for a quarterback is 939 yards set by Doug Flutie (1981-84).

Eagles D-line makes presence felt

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- To borrow a famous phrase, it takes all sorts to make up a good defensive line. Brian Mihalik is hard to miss, but sometimes leaves less of an impression than you’d think. Kevin Kavalec, meanwhile, has no trouble flying beneath the radar even though he’s almost always making a difference when he’s in the game. And while the spotlight this weekend will be squarely on No. 24 Clemson’s D-line, and future first-round NFL picks like Vic Beasley, the Eagles have more than held their own.

Christian focused on mindset at BC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The squeak of sneakers and thunk-thunk-thunk of dribbling basketballs was back in Power Gym on Wednesday, as new BC coach Jim Christian led his Eagles through a workout with the start of the new season drawing nearer every day. And while there were plenty of X’s and O’s in the three-hour session, which was preceded by film study in the newly renovated locker room, Christian’s focus is on something else these days.
Boston Herald Oct 16, 2014
Short on time, not ‘D’

Short on time, not ‘D’

Boston College nose tackle Connor Wujciak is creating more defensive plays with fewer opportunities.Wujciak and the Eagles defense must maintain that favorable trend when BC (4-2, 1-1) hosts No. 24 Clemson (4-2, 3-1) in a crucial ACC Atlantic Division game Saturday at Alumni Stadium.“I think it is going to be pretty challenging this week because Clemson is a great team and their O-line is good,” Wujciak said. “How you play up front on both sides of the ball really determines the outcome of a football game.”

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