Boston College heads to Death Valley this evening to battle the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers. This game has a special feel to it, even though the Eagles are more than two touchdown underdogs. Clemson has struggled all season, with big losses to NC State and Georgia, and a close victory over Georgia Tech. While Boston College is riding high after a big win over the Missouri Tigers last Saturday in overtime.
Can Boston College get their first win against Dabo Swinney since 2010? And first in Death Valley since 2007? Stay tuned to the site for full updates throughout the game, along with analysis, and observations.
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After giving the Tigers great field position, BC's defense holds again. Keeping DJ U off balance. 16-13 Clemson
Dennis Grosel throws a horrible interception. Clemson has tremendous field position here trying to find the lead.
BC moves the ball, and hits what looks like a great pass to Jaden Williams, but the play is overturned. Clemson goes three and out, their punt is blocked by Neto Okpala, but BC can't find anything on their end either.
Three and out for the Clemson Tigers, good tight defense by the Eagles, of course Clemson wants pass interference calls, but they don't get them.
BC's offense roars back to life on a 4 play 75 yard drive. Two great passes from Grosel to Trae Barry and Joey Luchetti. Then a power run by Pat Garwo and the game is tied. 13-13
Tyler Vrabel is out for the remainder of the game with a knee injury. Jack Conley will be the tackle
Boston College needed a big drive and have found one, Healthy dosage of Alec Sinkfield, and a big catch by Travis Levy. Aided by a phantom roughing the passer penalty against Clemson. Field goal by Connor Lytton Clemson 13-6
BC's defense holds again, forcing Clemson to a field goal. Mafah should be the focus of this offense, not DJ, but Dabo keeps letting his QB try to make plays. Clemson 13-3.
Dennis Grosel sails a pass, that goes off Zay FLowers hands and is intercepted.
Clemson moves down the field really quickly on a long pass to Joseph Ngata, and a huge gain by Phil Mafah, but BC clamps down in the red zone and holds Clemson to a field goal. Clemson 10-3
Incredible punt by Grant Carlson, 72 yards, and it pins Clemson inside the five yard line. Bad idea by Justyn Ross to not field that punt.
Horrible drive by the offense. Big run negated by holding (Alec Lindstrom), false start (Christian Mahogany), delay of game. BC gets six yards on a pass to Travis Levy. But otherwise bad drive.
Defense responds, good pressure by Shitta Sillah, and an excellent pass break up on third down by Brandon Sebastian, three and out for the Tigers
Good drive for Boston College, a nice third down pass from Grosel to Joey Luchetti, and a 26 yard run by Pat Garwo III. Settle for three on a 22 yard field goal by Connor Lytton.
Clemson is doing a lot of movement, and getting first down with some of their speedier. After some good pressure by Marcus Valdez and Brandon Barlow, BC allows allows a 59 yard touchdown run by Kobe Pace. 7-0 Clemson
Illegal formation by BC (five in the backfield). 12 yard completion to Jaelen Gill. On 3rd and four, Grosel overthrows Zay Flowers (would have been negated by another illegal formation anyways.
Boston College defense comes up with a big stop on defense. The Eagles gave up a pair of first downs, but load up on 4th down and stuff Clemson.
Boston College wins the coin toss and defers.
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Injuries: Kobay White (knee)
Captains: Brandon Sebastian, Vinny DePalma, Dennis Grosel & Tyler Vrabel
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