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‘Hail Flutie’ about to turn 30 and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism could be a big winner 11.18.14 at 2:26 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — This Sunday marks the anniversary of the most famous college play in Boston history and one of the most famous in football history.

“Hail Flutie” turns 30 on Sunday, and the Doug Flute-to-Gerard Phelan miracle that gave Boston College a 47-45 win over Miami is being commemorated by a company that is trying to not just stir up great memories but give something back to those in need.

Lenovo (@lenovoUS) will kick off what they’re calling the “World’€™s Largest Anniversary Message” with help from Vello, an app that allows users to individually add well-wishes to a larger group message. The brand is encouraging fans to send their messages to Flutie through Nov. 22 at 12 midnight at The video will then be released on Nov. 23.

For every 30 messages recorded with the Vello app, Lenovo will donate one brand-new computer to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism (@flutiefdn) up to 30 in total. Those wishing to post a message of congratulations to Flutie can do so at the Vello site by midnight EST Saturday in order for it to count. The Vello Code for posting is: HAILFLUTIE

A total of 900 messages would be the most ever recorded through Vello. The company is attempting a record-breaking anniversary message to help families living with autism. The foundation is named after Flutie’s 19-year-old son, Doug Flutie, Jr., who was diagnosed with autism.

Flutie currently has a role in Lenovo’€™s fantasy football mockumentary, “Tough Season 2,” which can be viewed at “Tough Season 2″ also features many other current NFL players, such as Andrew Luck, Matt Forte, Wes Welker, Mason Crosby and A.J. Green.

The Flutie Foundation itself is commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the famous play by raising $30,000 to help people with autism. In a “30-for-30″ effort, the foundation is asking people to donate $30 and encouraging 30 friends to do the same.

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Gerod Holliman, Louisville pick off Boston College 11.08.14 at 10:41 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — Pro prospects Gerod Holliman and DeVante Parker were too much for Boston College Saturday night.

Holliman, a free safety, intercepted three passes while Parker caught eight passes for 144 yards to lead the visiting Louisville Cardinals past the Eagles, 38-19, Saturday night at a cold Alumni Stadium. For Holliman, it was his second straight game of at least two interceptions and he leads the nation with 13 picks. The all-time national record is 14 by Washington’s Al Worley in 1968.

Jon Hilliman had two touchdown runs for the Eagles, who fell to 6-4 and 3-3 in the ACC Atlantic. Brandon Radcliff had a pair of touchdown runs for the Cardinals (7-3, 4-2).

It was miserable night for BC quarterback Tyler Murphy, who was intercepted four times and finished 7-of-15 for 149 yards and a touchdown pass before being pulled for Darius Wade with three minutes left in the game. Murphy did finish with 41 yards rushing on 12 attempts, putting him over 1,000 on the season. He is the first ACC quarterback to reach the mark since 2009.

“It was a disappointing loss out there,” Eagles coach Steve Addazio said. “Somewhere along that game, credit to them. We had momentum, we lost momentum. We lost momentum before the half. We had an opportunity to recapture it in the second half but we were too herky-jerky. We had too many penalties and too many turnovers. Very uncharacteristic of our football team. That’s what happened. Five penalties and four turnovers, which didn’t allow us to get into any rhythm.”

With a game-time temperature of 51 degrees and winds up to 10 MPH that made it feel like 40, the Eagles got off to a good start when their goal line defense came up big on Louisville‘s first three chances inside the BC 10.

Murphy’s first snap of the day resulted in a poor pass and an interception by Holliman, his 11th of the season for Louisville, a new school record. The Cards marched down to the BC 1 but a false start pushed them back to the 6. Louisville settle for a 23-yard field goal from John Wallace.

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Steve Addazio says ‘you cry a little bit together’ after heartbreak against Clemson 10.19.14 at 3:08 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — To Steve Addazio, Saturday’s 17-13 loss to No. 24 Clemson is just part of the growing process for his football program.

There have been highlights, such as the 37-31 win over No. 9 USC on Sept. 13 and last week’s bounce-back win over North Carolina State on the road.

But the bumps have been painful. The loss to Pittsburgh at home in the ACC opener. The meltdown against Colorado State when they had the game in their grasp only to lose in the final minute.

And then there was Saturday night at Alumni Stadium. With 10:59 left, Tyler Murphy found Josh Bordner on the other side of the field for a 6-yard touchdown that put BC up, 13-10. But the Eagles defense could keep the Tigers from making two big plays – a 33-yard pass completion to midfield and a 32-yard run off right tackle for the go-ahead touchdown just 84 seconds later.

BC had their chances with under a minute left. Tyler Murphy found Tyler Rouse all alone down the right sideline at the Clemson 3. But the ball fell through his hands on first down and the Eagles lost a chance at beating a Top-25 team.

“€™Obviously our locker room is devastated, which is completely understandable but I’€™m proud of the fact that we battled,” coach Steve Addazio said. “We really battled tonight. We’€™re going to get to work and take a look at where we could have played better, where we could have coached better. Where I could have done a better job to be able to find the inches and the yards in there that would have swung that thing and made a difference. But our team resolve is strong and united.”

“This is where teams come into play. When you’€™re a real team you stick together. You support each other. You cry a little bit together. You take care of each other and your steel resolve gets stronger and you get ready to the play next week. You get ready to go down and play Wake Forrest. That’€™s a good football team we just lost to out there. I’€™ve got a lot of respect for them and the job they did as coaches. They found the plays that they needed to win that game and we came up a little bit short but we battled.”

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Clemson slides by Boston College in rain 10.18.14 at 6:43 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — A second upset of a ranked team wasn’t in the cards for Boston College.

Tyler Murphy drove the Eagles down to the Clemson 25 with under a minute to go, highlighted by a 43-yard scramble up the middle. But after a drop by an open Tyler Rouse of a likely touchdown pass near the goal line, the Eagles drive stalled and Boston College fell to No. 24 Clemson, 17-13, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

Boston College fell short in its effort to end Clemson’s string of 22 straight wins over non-ranked opponents and collect its second win over a Top-25 team this season. They stunned Southern Cal, 37-31, on Sept. 13.

‘€œWell, we were in a tough game tonight against a good opponent,” BC coach Steve Addazio said. “As I said all week long, I had a feeling this game would be exactly the game was. It was going to be a game that was a bunch of three and outs. It was going to be a game where when you had some opportunities to make plays you had to make the plays. It was going to be a
game where our defense was really going to have to really be strong. And we had to fight and get to the fourth
quarter. That’€™s what we did. We fought. We got it to the fourth quarter. We gave ourselves a chance to win. We
just couldn’€™t make a couple of plays that we needed to make to close the game out.”

It was a slow start for both teams, as each punted three times in the first quarter. Clemson broke out on top first when running back Wayne Gallman ran it in from 17 yards out with just under 12 minutes left in the second quarter. Boston College responded when Tyler Murphy found a wide open Sherman Alston for a 25-yard TD connection down the right side.

Clemson took a 10-7 halftime lead on a Ammon Lakip 23-yard field goal at the first half gun.

Boston College punter Alex Howell kept the Eagles in the game with a sensational day, punting 10 times for a 50.1 yard average.

Murphy converted his first third down conversion in 10 tries at a pivotal time. Murphy was flushed from the pocked and rolled to his right, chased by four Clemson linemen. He found a crossing Charlie Callinan for 12 yards down to the Clemson 21.

After another first down, Murphy again rolled to his right, set himself and threw back across the entire width of the field, finding Josh Bordner, who went into the air and brought the ball down for Boston College‘s first lead of the day, 13-10, with 10:59 left in the fourth quarter.

As great a day as Alex Howell had punting the ball on special teams, freshman Mike Knoll picked a bad time to push his extra point wide right.

The Boston College lead lasted just 84 seconds. With the rain pouring down, Clemson marched 83 yards in one minute, 24 seconds. Cole Stoudt found Mike Williams for 33 yards down the right sideline to get the Tigers out to midfield. Three players, C.J. Davidson found a big lane off right tackle and sprinted straight ahead for a 32 yard go-ahead touchdown with 9:35 left.

After the game, Murphy and Bordner both regretted missing chances on big plays. Bordner dropped a pass on a wide open pass over the middle in the first quarter, with no defender behind him. In the third quarter, on a double reverse option play, he underthrew a wide open Charlie Callinan over the middle. Callinan caught the pass for 35 yards down to the Clemson 29 but he fell down making the catch or BC would have had an easy touchdown. Instead, the drive stalled and the Eagles wound up with no points.
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Rams Tougher: Colorado State stuns Boston College late 09.27.14 at 3:45 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — Garrett Grayson connected with receiver Charles Lovett on 4th-and-10 in the back corner of the end zone with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter to lift Colorado State to a stunning 24-21 win over Boston College Saturday before 33,632 at Alumni Stadium.

Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy, who led scoring drives of 80, 96 and 82 yards on the day, got the ball back with a minute left at his own 25 but could not move the Eagles (3-2) into field goal position. Eagles running back Jon Hilliman, who finished with 128 yards on 24 carries, added two rushing touchdowns as Boston College fell for second time this season at home.

“I said in the locker room,, this is a devastating deal,” BC coach Steve Addazio said. “You just hope that somehow in there, there is a way to learn how fragile it is, how tough it is and why we practice the way we do. Why we coach the way we do to be able to close these games out. When you let these games get away they’€™re gone forever.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Boston College took control to open the second quarter. And once again it was the running game leading the charge.

Hilliman capped off an 80-yard scoring drive with a four-yard run up the middle for a touchdown. The drive began when Eagles cornerback Bryce Jones made a leaping interception of a Grayson pass in the front corner of the end zone. The play was initially ruled out of bounds but review overturned the call and ball was placed at the Boston College 20.

Boston College made it 14-0 when Tyler Murphy once again showed off his running skills with a read option to his left. He escaped a would-be tackler and then scooted to the left pylon for his sixth rushing touchdown of the season.

Colorado came back with their first scoring drive of the game, a 78-yard march that was finished off by a 21-yard pass in the flat from quarterback Garrett Grayson to a wide-open Rashar Higgins.

BC, led by Murphy, appeared poised to score right before halftime. Murphy, with 1:31 left before halftime, led the Eagles from their 22 down to the Colorado State 23. But the drive stalled and Alex Howell missed wide right on a 40-yard field goal attempt that had plenty of distance.

Still, the Eagles appeared to be in control, especially on the ground. For the third straight game, the Eagles were dominating the rushing game. They had 180 yards in 30 carries to Colorado State’s 36, which matched the combined total of Southern California and Maine in the previous two games. Dating back to the start of the USC game, Boston College had outgained their opponents 1,045-72 on the ground.

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Marcus Outlow (107 yards), Eagles run past Maine, 3-1 for first time since ’09 09.20.14 at 9:19 pm ET
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Freshman running back Marcus Outlow led the Eagles, tallied 107 yards and recorded his first career reception while option quarterback Tyler Murphy added 99 yards on 13 carries to lead Boston College past Maine, 40-10, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

The Eagles overcame a very sluggish start and scored the final 30 points to put away the Black Bears. BC improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2009, gaining over 500 yards in total offense for the third time in 2014.

“Obviously it’€™s great to get our third win,” BC coach Steve Addazio said. “We certainly didn’€™t come out of the blocks very well. We were lethargic. We made a bunch of mistakes which is my responsibility. I’€™ve got to go back and take a look at our preparation, but we did come out in the second half and I thought we played much more physically. I won’€™t say it was clean but it was more physical.

“Coach Cosgrove and Maine came out and played hard. They did exactly what you think their program would do. Be physical, be tough and play hard. They absolutely did that. The amount of mistakes we made on both sides of the ball early, that’€™s on me. I’€™ve got to get that right. I’€™m not happy about that. We’€™ll get that fixed.”

The Eagles had another huge game on the ground, rushing for 413 yards and gaining at least 300 for the third game in 2014. Defensively, the Eagles held their opponent to under 20 rushing yards for the second straight game. The Eagles yielded just 16 rushing yards to Maine. In the last two games (wins over USC and Maine), BC has gained 865 rushing yards while allowing just 36.

Murphy, the graduate quarterback who transferred from Florida, entered the day leading all quarterbacks in the nation with 401 yards rushing. He gained 99 yards before being taken out midway into the final quarter, falling just short of his third 100-yard rushing game this season.

Murphy rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one while throwing for 130 more yards on an 11-for-18 afternoon. He has scored at least one rushing and passing touchdown in three of the four games in 2014 and rushed for at least 90 yards in all four.

Outlow also caught a 28-yard pass from Murphy that set up first-and-goal in the third quarter as Boston College began to pull away in the second half. Maine (1-2) actually led 7-0 when they scored its first touchdown against Boston College since 1915. After the game was tied at 10 early in the second quarter, the Eagles ran off 30 straight points to take the win.

Outlow gained all of his yards on the ground in the fourth quarter. He became the first true freshmen to rush for over 100 yards since 2008 when Montel Harris gained 116 in a win over Maryland. Jon Hilliman upped his career highs, rushing 21 times for 98 yards and running in for two scores for the second straight game.

Maine capitalized on a BC turnover to get on the board first with 9:41 left in the first quarter. On third-and-11, Murphy got rid of the ball as the Maine defender closed in on him. The ball tipped off Hilliman’s hands and Randy Samuels intercepted it at the BC 20-yard line. After a personal foul moved the ball to the 11, quarterback Dan Collins fired to Micah Wright for an 11-yard touchdown pass to give the Black Bears a 7-0 lead.

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Why it’s time to start paying attention to ‘big time’ Tyler Murphy 09.14.14 at 11:51 am ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — Steve Addazio was not the least bit surprised in what he saw from Tyler Murphy on the national stage Saturday night against a Top 10 team. Murphy had 191 yards rushing on 13 carries and a game-breaking touchdown run in BC’s shocking 37-31 win over USC Saturday night at Alumni Stadium.

But before the awesome rushing display in the second half, Addazio watched as his read-option quarterback kept his cool in the first half when the Eagles fell behind, 17-6, to the ninth-ranked team in the country.

“€œIt was early in the game when they got up on us,” Murphy said. “Coach always says that we are going to stick to the
game plan, get it to the fourth quarter and win there. So we just kept believing and taking it one play at
a time. There was a lot of football to play. The guys did a good job of putting everything on the line and
fighting to come back.”

When Addazio went to the University of Florida to recruit Murphy, who was leaving the Gators last season with a year left of eligibility, he knew he was getting a mature quarterback who wouldn’t panic when times got tough.

“Yes, this is what I hoped for,” Addazio said. “And I saw it in training camp. He was a great leader for us, just really his demeanor, his energy, his attack of the game plan. We just watched him start to grow and emerge. You saw it in Week 1, you saw it last week and you saw it this week, just taking control of the game.”

“We rushed for 452 yards. They rushed for 20. We had very few penalties. We had one turnover. Tyler Murphy had 191 yards rushing. Tyler Murphy played like a big time player.”

Why is that such a big deal to Addazio?

“When you have a big-time quarterback, that’s what they do, they take control of the game,” Addazio said. “They make the plays that are there to be made. He threw the ball really well, ran the ball really well, practiced this week with a steel resolve really well. Good things happen to good people that work hard and that’s what happened.”

Taking control of the game is exactly what Murphy did in the second half when the Eagles needed it the most. When USC drew to within six points at 30-24 with under five minutes left, BC needed one drive to kill the clock and keep USC at bay. Murphy went one better – he put the game away with a 66-yard sprint on a perfectly-executed read option off the left end.

The touchdown put BC up, 37-24, and Murphy and the Eagles could sense a huge win on the national stage.

“€œIt meant a lot, especially after last week’€™s loss,” Murphy said of the win eight days after getting handled by Pittsburgh. “Coach really challenged us as a team this week and we really went after it. It goes to show that if we really set our minds to something and we play as a team, the sky’€™s the limit. Personally, it’€™s been a long journey. It means a lot to me. It’€™s pretty easy on my part because I have guys who want to work and sacrifice for each other. We really just try to stick together as a team and out-play teams.”

“First of all, he has skills. I knew he could throw it, I knew he could run it, I knew he was a tremendous person. I knew he had the respect of his teammates at Florida. I knew they had deep respect for him, and that’s a starting point because players know. When they respect guys, there’s a reason they respect guys. He had a great respect. So, I knew there was a winner there just waiting for an opportunity. I knew him from when I recruited him and I knew that we were getting an extremely high-character individual that football meant a lot to. I was fortunate I had a history. For me, it was quite easy, really.”

With a win over the ninth-ranked team in the country, expectations will surely rise over the next month, with teams like Maine and Colorado State on deck before they enter the meat of the ACC schedule. And Murphy will be there to keep his teammates on an even kiel.

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BC stuns, runs over No. 9 USC 09.13.14 at 11:33 pm ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — The Boston College football team came up with the perfect tribute to Welles Crowther and Pete Frates Saturday night.

On an emotional night in which the late Crowther (a 9/11 hero) and Frates (a living international symbol of the fight against ALS) were honored, the Eagles came up with the biggest win of the Steve Addazio era, a shocking 37-31 upset of No. 9 Southern Cal at Alumni Stadium.

“It’s a great, great night for our team, for the players,” coach Addazio said. “They played really hard and came off a rough week last week. We had a really hard week of practice. There were a lot of people second-guessing them but they had a real steel resolve.

“This red bandanna game meant a lot. We talked a lot of about Welles Crowther, we talked a lot about who he was and what it takes to be a BC man. Our guys dug deep on this. This was a great win. It was all over, a lot of big plays by a lot of people We were proud to give out one of the game balls out to the Crowther family after the game.”

The Eagles beat the Trojans badly all night long in the trenches. Boston College ran the ball 54 times for 452 yards while USC had just 20 yards on 29 carries. The school’s all-time mark is 518 yards against UMass in 1973.

While the Eagles were running all over USC, they also got to USC quarterback Cody Kessler for five sacks and minimized the effect of USC’s speedy receiving corps.

“We sacked them. We harassed them. We played relentlessly on defense,” Addazio said. “That’€™s a good football team.
This is the first win over a top-10 opponent in 10 years. We played hard. Anybody who was at the game
would say that this team just wouldn’€™t back down. We just kept coming and kept playing. I’€™m most
proud of that.

“I said to our team going into the game that all I ask is that we play with relentless effort
and that we play really, really hard. That’€™s what we talked about and to have faith, faith in each other.
They did that. They responded. I’€™m very, very proud of our football team. I’€™m very proud of our
coaching staff.

“Offensively we had 506 yards to their 337. We rushed for 452 yards. They rushed for 20. We had very
few penalties. We had one turnover. Tyler Murphy had 191 yards rushing. Tyler Murphy played like a
big time player.”

Murphy, the option quarterback who put the game on ice with a 66-yard touchdown read-option run with 3:30 left, finished with 191 carries on just 13 carries. Jon Hillman (19 carries) and Myles Willis (nine carries) each added 89 yards on the ground. Hillman added two touchdowns on the night for Boston College, which improved to 2-1.

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Steve Addazio watches as his Eagles get steamrolled by James Conner: ‘Their running back couldn’t be tackled’ 09.06.14 at 10:01 am ET
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CHESTNUT HILL — For most of 2013, it was Andre Williams dishing out the punishment against Boston College opponents.

On Friday night, the tables were turned in a big way as James Conner came to town with the Pittsburgh Panthers and, with the help of a powerful offensive line, ran roughshod over and through the Eagles defense for 213 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers knew what they had in Conner and knew BC had no answers. The Panthers gave it to Conner early and often, to the tune of 35 carries in a 30-20 win over the Eagles at Alumni Stadium.

Afterward, BC head coach Steve Addazio didn’t have to get too deep into football Xs and Os to assess what happened.

“œIt’€™s a real simple equation here,” Addazio began. “In my opinion we couldn’€™t stop the run on defense. We couldn’€™t establish the run on offense. We didn’€™t tackle well on defense. We didn’€™t complete throwing opportunities, and we had numerous ones, on offense.”

With no Andre Williams available to counter, Conner outgained the entire BC rushing collection of five carriers, 213-142. As a matter of fact, the most effective ball carrier for the Eagles was Tyler Murphy, their read option quarterback. He broke away for a 51-yard run in the first quarter, leading to a touchdown. But throw out that run and BC totaled just 91 yards on 33 carries.

Too much Conner and not enough answers from BC, either on defense or on offense.

“€œI knew he would be good,” Addazio said. “None of us had any delusions. He was going to run inside. He’€™s a strong runner. He’€™s a heck of a back. We had to tackle him. We had plenty of opportunities. Schematically, not all of the time, but a lot of the time, we were in position to make those plays and we didn’€™t make those tackles. Missed tackle, missed tackle, missed tackle. You’€™ve got to tackle that guy. You’€™ve got to wrap and drive him.

“We couldn’€™t stop the run. We couldn’€™t establish the run. We couldn’€™t complete the necessary passes which we had great opportunities to do. €œI thought Pitt played a great game. I thought their running back is a heck of a player. I thought their quarterback was pretty competitive. Their running back couldn’€™t be tackled. That’€™s on us. We’€™ve got to do a much better job. He’€™s a heck of a player but we’€™ve also got to do a much, much better job tackling. So we’€™ve got to get back to work and get on the fundamentals here. When we get back into full pads we have to start tackling again. We got away from that because it was a short week. We’€™ve got to go back and tackle, do all the things necessary to develop this football team.”

The compete level and tackling better pick up and pick up quickly as the Eagles host No. 14 USC next Saturday night at Alumni Stadium. Where the Panthers pounded the Eagles, the Trojans traditionally have speed to the outside and deep passing threats to exploit the BC defense that couldn’t tackle Friday night.

“€œI like the way we competed at the end,” Addazio said of Murphy’s touchdown run late that made it 30-20. BC missed a two-point conversion that would’ve made it a one-possession game with 43 seconds left. BC even recovered an onside kick after the final touchdown.

“We kept scratching and fighting. If we had converted the two-point conversion at the end and recover the onside kick it’€™s a one score game. That’€™s great and all that but the body of the game, in my opinion, €œwe knew going into this game that we had to stop the run. We didn’€™t do it. It didn’€™t happen.”

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James Conner, Tyler Boyd too much for Boston College as Pitt spoils home opener 09.05.14 at 10:30 pm ET
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Tyler Murphy drops back to pass before connecting on a 48-yard TD pass to Shakim Phillips. (Mike Petraglia/

Tyler Murphy drops back to pass before connecting on a 48-yard TD pass to Shakim Phillips. (Mike Petraglia/

CHESTNUT HILL — Boston College couldn’t quite handle the step up in competition Friday night in their home opener.

Pittsburgh star tailback James Conner rushed for 213 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries while quarterback Chad Voytik connected on touchdown passes of 15 and five yards to Tyler Boyd to power the Panthers to a 30-20 win over the Eagles at Alumni Stadium in the ACC opener for both teams.

Conner outgained the combined efforts of five Boston College carriers. Murphy

Pittsburgh (2-0, 1-0) took the opening kickoff and marched down to the Boston College 31, where Chris Blewitt connected from 49 yards to stake the Panthers to a 3-0 lead with 11:32 left in the first quarter.

BC quarterback Tyler Murphy, the star of the Week 1 win over UMass, responded with a scoring drive that gave the Eagles (1-1, 0-1) their only lead of the night. The march down the field featured a spectacular read-option run by Murphy of 51 yards down to the Pitt 1. The play was initially ruled a touchdown but as the fireworks went off at Alumni Stadium, the run was reviewed and Murphy was ruled out of bounds one yard shy of the end zone.

Tyler Rouse punched it in on the next play to give the Eagles a 7-3 lead with 9:55 left in the opening quarter.

But the Panthers started giving it to their workhorse, sophomore running James Conner. The plan started to play dividends as Conner and the big Panthers offensive line wore down Boston College. Conner finished the first half with 130 yards on 15 carries, 36 yards more than the combined effort of five Eagles’ carriers.

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