Coming off an impressive win vs. USC many expected Boston College to have a “drop off” in play vs. FCS opponent Maine. Riding an emotional high from last week’s win, Boston College did just that. The very first play began with a botched fumble resulting in a five yard loss. Their second time with the ball, Murphy threw an interception that lead to a Black Bear touchdown. This touchdown was monumental, as it was the first time Maine had put the ball in the end-zone since 1915. The last time the Black Bears defeated the Eagles.
Through out the first quarter and into second, the Eagles found themselves in an unexpected fight for control of the game.
“We were afraid coming into this game after that tremendous emotional high a week ago; you’re just set up for that,” head coach Steve Addazio said.
The Eagles finally woke from their slumber after a 71-yard TD run by star QB Tyler Murphy. Maine responded with a long field goal drive, the last points the Black Bears would score for the rest of the afternoon.
BC then went on to score thirty unanswered points. Physically dominating the under matched FCS opponent. True freshman running back Marcus Outlaw led the Eagles in rushing with 14 carries for 107 yards. Murphy added two more touchdowns and 99 rushing yards. Boston College ranks third in the nation in total rush yards behind their experienced offensive line.
BC is now 3-1 for the first time since 2009 and looking to improve to 4-1 when they take on Colorado State this Saturday. The Eagles are aware that they must improve in order to be competitive in the ACC Atlantic. The Rams will be a good test for Boston College before beginning conference play.
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