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Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 29, 2014
After his third straight game with two rushing TDs, freshman Jon Hilliman gets the last word on BC’s 24-21 loss to Colorado State: That one really hurt man..can't internalize it for too long. Gotta watch the film, and keep pushin till we get it right!! #Back2TheLab — Jonathan M. Hilliman (@JMH_32) September 27, 2014 The Eagles will be off this weekend, with their first true road game on Oct. 11 at NC State (3:30 p.m. ET kickoff).
Boston Herald Sep 29, 2014
Boston College lacks the depth and experience to absorb self-inflicted wounds.The Eagles had a sound statistical effort undone by ill-timed mental and physical errors on both sides of the ball that resulted in Saturday’s 24-21 loss to Colorado State at Alumni Stadium.“Right now we are not good enough to shoot ourselves in the foot and bounce back from it,” said quarterback Tyler Murphy. “We have to execute and make the best of every opportunity.
Boston Herald Sep 28, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. — It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.Watson set a school mark with six touchdown passes and his 435 yards passing were the second best day in Clemson history as the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North Carolina 50-35 on Saturday night. The last quarterback to throw six touchdowns against North Carolina was Boston College's Doug Flutie in 1984.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Although the end of Boston College's last-minute 24-21 loss to the Colorado State Rams was ugly, it wasn't all bad for the Eagles at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. First down: True freshman Jon Hilliman enjoyed the best game of his young career, rushing for 128 yards and his fifth and sixth touchdowns of the season -- his third consecutive two-TD game. The first run was a dandy as Hilliman tucked his shoulder down and went right up the gut for the Eagles' first score of the day.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- When you add it all up after Boston College's 24-21 loss to the Colorado State Rams on Saturday afternoon, one can understand why Eagles head coach Steve Addazio might be a little frustrated. The 14-0 lead lost, the missed field goal at the end of the first half, the countless tackles missed on defense, the interception thrown in Rams territory early in the fourth quarter. It all culminated in a last-minute heartbreaker as Colorado State quarterback Garret Grayson found Charles Lovett wide open in the corner of the end zone for a 12-yard, game-winning strike on...
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Plagued by an up-and-down effort from both the offense and defense, the Boston College Eagles lost to the Colorado State Rams 24-21 on a last-minute touchdown at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon. How it happened: If BC quarterback Tyler Murphy was unsatisfied with the team's early offensive effort in their 40-10 win over Maine last Saturday, he surely won't be too happy about this one either. The Eagles went three-and-out on two of their first three possessions, struggling to establish their ground game with only 42 yards on 13 attempts in a frustrating first...
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 25, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Here’s a riddle for you: How can all of the following be true? Team A scores 10 points Team B scores 40 points All 50 points are scored in the same game Team A beats Team B It can’t, of course, but that didn’t stop Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy from feeling that way after the Eagles’ 40-10 win over Maine. “After watching the film and evaluating ourselves, it felt like we lost,” Murphy said after practice on Wednesday.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 25, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Myles Willis said it best. “We have a lot of youth in our skill positions,” Willis said as the Eagles headed for their opener. “But you’d much rather have it that way than [have it] flipped and have a young O-line and old skill position players.” There are underclassmen all over the BC depth chart, but not at offensive line. The youngest players listed there, Jim Cashman and Frank Taylor, are juniors.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 24, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- JB Harvey set his feet, shoulder width apart, put his left hand on the ground and glared up at his opponent. After holding the three-point stance for a beat, he exploded out and up, throwing his hands into her midsection in perfect pass-blocking form. Caroline, 7-year-old JB’s older sister, didn’t move much, but that’s OK. Clearly, the youngest member of the Eagles has been taking notes during his trips to the school once known as O-line U.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 22, 2014
Steve Addazio wasn’t happy with the start, but liked the finish in BC’s 40-10 win over the FCS Maine Black Bears on Saturday. “We made some very lackadaisical, foolish mistakes early,” the Eagles coach said in his weekly news conference on Monday. “I wasn’t real pleased with the first half, but it gives you something to really coach hard about right now in terms of the corrections there that we have and the preparations for playing a really, really good Colorado State team.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Sep 21, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Marcus Outlow dropped his head, and gave it a little shake. The reporter's question wasn't entirely out, but the true freshman didn't need to hear the whole thing. "Eating me as we speak," he said. With the Eagles up 33-10 early in the fourth quarter, the 5-foot-10, 207-pound running back had two shots at the end zone from the Maine 3-yard line. He gained 2 yards on the first, but was stopped just short of the goal line.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- They say size doesn’t matter, but whoever “they” are must not play football. The Eagles had a major size advantage on offense on Saturday afternoon. BC’s offensive line averages 6-foot-5 and 298 pounds, while Maine’s defensive line averages just 6-2 and 276 pounds. It showed. First down: In the second half, BC’s sheer size and strength started to wear down the undersized Maine defense.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- It’s one thing to know what you need to do, but it’s another thing entirely to actually do it. Coming down off their 37-31 upset of then-No. 9 USC, the Eagles talked all week about needing to work harder, focus tighter and prepare better for Saturday’s game with Maine. They couldn’t afford any drop-off, couldn’t stomach playing at any less than their best. And then the game kicked off, and the Eagles started like sales of SD TVs in the new millenium: flat.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Despite a slow start Boston College avoided falling into a (Black Bears) trap against Maine, overcoming a seven-point deficit early, hitting its stride in the second half and gliding to a 40-10 win at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. How it happened: It’s hard to imagine a game starting any worse than this one did for Boston College. Coming off their 37-31 upset of then-No. 9 USC, the Eagles were lousy early against FCS Maine.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Boston College left guard Bobby Vardaro left Saturday’s game against Maine in the third quarter with an apparent left leg injury. His return is questionable. Vardaro stayed down in pain after the conclusion of a play, with athletic trainers attending to him on the field. After a short delay, he walked off with support. Left tackle Seth Betancourt slid to left guard to replace Vardaro, and Dave Bowen replaced Betancourt at left tackle.