Boston College Overcomes Slow Start To Beat UMass At Gillette Stadium


“The Battle of the Bay State” was by no means a work of art, but Boston College will take a win any way it can get one.

The Eagles overcame an early deficit to beat the UMass Minutemen 26-7 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. BC quarterback Patrick Towles led the way for the Eagles, as he completed 12 of 22 passes for 191 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Both of his touchdown passes were to Jeff Smith near the end of the first half.

The Eagles only had a 13-7 lead at halftime, though, after UMass got on the board first with this 58-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ross Comis to Adam Breneman:

But it was all BC in the second half, thanks in large part to the pressure the Eagles put on Comis all game and some bad mistakes he made along the way.

The Eagles now are 1-1, while the Minutemen still are winless at 0-2.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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