Boston College: 17
Georgia Tech: 37
Trying to halt a three game skid, the Jackets would welcome the Boston College Eagles to Bobby Dodd Stadium for a cross-divisional ACC matchup in late October. The Jackets led the all-time series 5-2, having taken the last meeting 19-16 in Paul Johnson’s first ACC game in 2008.
Tech opened the game with a 10 play, 89 yard drive before facing a 4th-and-goal from the Boston College 5 yard line. They would unfortunately come away empty when David Scully’s 22 yard field goal attempt was blocked, giving the Eagles possession at their own 19 after the return.
The Ramblin’ Wreck defense forced a quick punt that resulted in a touchback, but the Jackets took over at their own 10 after a personal foul on Euclid Cummings. Tevin Washington then led an efficient drive that covered 90 yards in 13 plays and ended with a 12 yard touchdown run by the senior quarterback to put the Jackets on the board at 7-0 late in the first quarter.
The ensuing Eagle drive resulted in a quick three-and-out and Tech began its third drive of the game at its own 37 yard line following the punt. Washington, Robert Godhigh, and Zach Laskey alternated carries to the Boston College 18 yard line before a personal foul pushed the Jackets back to the Eagle 37. Facing a 3rd and 26, Washington took to the air and found B.J. Bostic for 27 yards and a first down at the 10 yard line before scoring on a 1 yard run three plays later to increase the Tech lead to 14-0.
Boston College managed a field goal on the drive that followed, but the Jackets quickly answered when Vad Lee reeled off 24 yards for a touchdown five minutes later to make it 21-3 late in the first half.
The Eagles punted back after just over a minute of play and Tech notched another score that made it 28-3 on a 45 yard pass from Lee to Anthony Autry with two minutes to go in the half.
Tech gave itself one more chance at a score when Lee hit Tony Zenon for 44 yards to the Boston College 15 with less than a minute to play. But David Scully would eventually attempt a 28 yard field goal that missed wide left and the Jackets went to the locker room ahead by 25.
The Jackets caught a break at the start of the second half when Andre Williams lost a fumble on first down to Louis Young at the Boston College 35 yard line. Tech moved to the Eagle 7 mostly on the legs of Laskey before an illegal forward pass eventually halted the drive at the 15. Justin Moore then came on to connect from 32 yards out and give Tech a 31-3 lead with about ten minutes to play in the third period.
The visitors’ ensuing possession was short-lived, and they quickly punted back to the Jackets just a minute and a half later.
Tech then pushed to the Eagle 24 yard line, but failed to score when Justin Moore’s 41 yard field goal attempt missed wide to the left.
Boston College cut into the lead five plays later when Chase Rettig hit Alex Amidon for a 40 yard touchdown, but a failed two point conversion left the score at 31-9.
The visitors struck once more at the start of the fourth quarter when Rettig went back to the air and found Chris Pantale for a 12 yard touchdown strike. His two point conversion was good on this occasion to bring the Eagles within two scores at 31-17 with roughly thirteen minutes to play.
The Jackets put an end to the comeback on their next possession, chewing over eight minutes of clock while covering 75 yards in 15 plays. David Sims scored from 7 yards out to increase the lead to 37-17 after Justin Moore’s missed extra point.
Neither team would score again and the Ramblin’ Wreck would break their losing streak with a twenty-point home victory. Boston College defeated Maryland 20-17 one week later before dropping its final four games to finish at 2-10 on the year.
BC – 15
GT – 20
BC – 32
GT – 391
BC – 19-31-264
GT – 6-15-172
BC – 1
GT – 0
BC – 4-1
GT – 4-0
BC – 3-27
GT – 7-65
Game Summary: http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/102012aab.html
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