NCAA Game Summary - Boston College at Duke|
(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Boston College 21, Duke 16
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Chase Rettig threw for 230 yards and a pair of
second-half touchdowns as the Boston College Eagles rallied for a 21-16 win
over the Duke Blue Devils in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Wallace Wade
The BC defense came up with a game-saving stand in the final minute on 4th-
and-goal from the 4, as the Eagles (5-5, 3-4 ACC) notched their second road
win in as many weeks and third straight win overall. Montel Harris carried 23
times for 109 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Conner Vernon caught 12 passes for 134 yards for the Blue Devils (3-7, 1-5),
who saw their win streak halted at two games. Sean Renfree threw for 285 yards
on 35-of-49 passing.
Duke kicker Will Snyderwine accounted for the only points of the first quarter
with a 29-yard field goal.
BC grabbed a 7-3 lead at the 7:24 mark of the second quarter when Harris found
the end zone on a 15-yard run.
A 40-yard field goal by Snyderwine just before the half sent the Blue Devils
to intermission trailing, 7-6.
The Eagles opened the second half with a seven-play, 73-yard drive, capped by
Rettig's 38-yard scoring strike to Bobby Swigert.
BC pushed its lead to 21-6 on Rettig's four-yard touchdown pass to Ifeanyi
Momah at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter.
The Blue Devils answered with a 14-play drive that lasted more than five
minutes, but once again they had to settle for three points as Snyderwine
kicked a 33-yard field goal.
Duke finally reached the end zone with 12:09 remaining in the fourth quarter
thanks to the defense, as Walt Canty forced a fumble and August Campbell
returned it 95 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 21-16.
Duke put together another late drive in hopes of its second straight last-
minute comeback, but the BC defense had other plans.
The Eagles will try to become bowl eligible next week when they host Virginia.
11/13 16:16:51 ET