Oct 30, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Damien Alford (82) is tackled by Boston College Eagles cornerback JT Thompson (33) in the first quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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Sean Tucker, Syracuse rush past Boston College

Sean Tucker and Garrett Shrader combined for 285 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground to help Syracuse rout regional rival Boston College 21-6 at home in an Atlantic Coast Conference clash on Saturday afternoon.

Tucker had 26 carries for a career-high 207 yards and a touchdown for the Orange (5-4, 2-3 ACC), who earned their second straight win. The freshman running back entered the day leading the nation in all-purpose yardage with 1,298 yards.

Shrader was 5-of-14 passing for 65 yards under center while rushing for 78 yards and a score on 16 carries. The sophomore quarterback had five total TDs in Syracuse’s come-from-behind 41-36 win at Virginia Tech last Saturday.

Boston College freshman quarterback Emmett Morehead finished 6-of-15 for 87 yards in his collegiate debut after replacing starter Dennis Grosel in the second quarter.

The junior Grosel returned late in the fourth and finished 9-of-17 passing for 93 yards.

Zay Flowers totaled 116 yards receiving on six catches while Pat Garwo III rushed for 84 yards on 17 carries for the Eagles (4-4, 0-4 ACC), who have gone winless since opening the season with four straight wins.

The Eagles led 3-0 at halftime and doubled their lead at 9:42 of the third quarter on a 24-yard field goal by Connor Lytton.

After a 37-yard gain in the opening half, Tucker broke free for a 51-yard touchdown run up the middle to put the Orange ahead 7-6 with 7:53 left in the third.

Shrader gave Syracuse a 14-7 lead with another big run on a 48-yard rumble down the sideline for a touchdown at 4:27 of the third.

After a three-and-out for BC, Grant Carlson returned an Eagles punt for a 46-yard touchdown to make it 21-7 with three minutes left before the fourth.

BC handed the keys to Morehead on its first drive of the second quarter. Morehead’s first pass attempt on 2nd-and-8 fell incomplete before the freshman hit Flowers for a 4-yard gain on 3rd down for his first career completion.

Lytton’s 31-yard field goal put BC on the board with 12:26 to play before halftime.

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