Boston College vs. Pitt: Game Thread And Live Blog

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Welcome to the 2019 regular season finale between the Pitt Panthers and Boston College Eagles which has major ramifications on the end of the year and the program itself. 

Gametime: 3:30 pm

Television: ACCN

Listen: WEEI 93.7 FM

Spread: Pittsburgh (-8.5)

Weather: Cloudy, high of 43

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Gameday Links

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Pregame Notes:

-Steve Addazio invited his former OL from Florida and current Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey to a team meeting to speak with players

-Pitt's leading tackler Paris Ford will miss the first half of the game due to a targeting call last week. 

- John Lamot is out today due to injury, Vinny DePalma will get the start in his place. 

Fourth Quarter

Pat Narduzzi is an incredibly conservative coach, had 4th and 2 and instead sends Kessman out for another field goal. Boston College 26 Pitt 19

Boston College has been trying to hit a trick play, and near the end zone they tried a pass from Kobay White but he couldn't find anyone open and took a huge shot instead. Aaron Boumerhi hits yet another field goal Boston College 26 Pitt 16

Kenny Pickett again makes a big play on third down, but on the next play Davis fumbles and Tanner Karafa recovers his second fumble of the game. He's having a hell of a game. 

Third Quarter

- Dennis Grosel makes a big third down pass to Hunter Long, but the drive stalls. Grosel's designed runs are so easy to predict and Pitt is doing a great job of preventing him from getting to where he needs to get, they need to figure out how to change that up. Boumerhi, the MVP of the game so far hits another field goal 23-16 Boston College

-Kenny Pickett hit a pair of big passes to Ffrench, but Pickett makes a horrible pass that Jahmin Muse picks off and makes a big return. BC has good field position and the ball 

-AJ Dillon 61 yard touchdown run with a quick response 20-16 Boston College

Vincent Davis runs a 39 touchdown from the Wildcat formation, and in one play it is 16-13 Pitt. 

Danny Longman kicks ANOTHER kickoff out of bounds, according to Pitt radio that was the 11th of the season. How does that happen?

Second Quarter

Eagles defense is showing good pressure with three sacks so far this game, but Pickett hits Jacques-Louis on third and 18. BC locks down in the red zone and forces Kessman to kick another field goal 13-6 Boston College

Boston College starts pounding Pitt up front, so what do they do, go play action and Dennis Grosel hits Hunter Long for a 30 yard touchdown catch. 13-3 Boston College

Kenny Pickett was able to move the ball efficiently through the air, but a false start on the one foot yard line kills their momentum. Alex Kessman kicks a 23 yard field goal to bring Pitt back to a field goal 6 -3 Boston College

First Quarter

Boston College and Pitt traded off three and outs.  Both offenses looking out of sync to start the game

BC goes three and out again. Pitts defense holds, but Nolan Borgersen recovers a fumble and BC has great field position

Boston College has momentum moving the ball on the ground with David Bailey, AJ Dillon and Dennis Grosel grabbing big gains. Stall out near end zone, Aaron Boumerhi hits a field goal Boston College 3 Pitt 0

After Danny Longman kicks another ball out of bounce, Tanner Karafa recovers a fumble. BC can't do much on offense, and Aaron Boumerhi kicks another field goal 6-0 Boston College