Dec 28, 2023; Boston, MA, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs wide receiver Roderick Daniels Jr. (13) runs the ball against the Boston College Eagles during the first half at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas Castellanos’ fourth-quarter TDs lead BC past SMU in Fenway Bowl

BOSTON — Thomas Castellanos rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Boston College rallied past SMU 23-14 Thursday in the Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park.

Castellanos ran for 156 yards on 21 carries and logged 96 of his 102 passing yards in the second half to lead the Eagles (7-6), who lost their last three regular-season games.

The bowl win was BC’s first since 2016.

Castellanos’ rushing touchdowns came from 15 and 14 yards and enabled Boston College to overcome a 14-10 deficit.

BC’s Kye Robichaux also rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown.

SMU (11-3), which had a nine-game winning streak snapped, was shut out 13-0 in the second half and gained just three first downs in the fourth quarter.

SMU’s Kevin Jennings was 24-of-48 for 191 passing yards and a score. He added 51 yards on the ground.

Castellanos ran in the go-ahead score with 12:22 left after hitting freshman Jaedn Skeete twice during the eight-play, 72-yard drive, including a 32-yarder to set up the chance in the red zone.

After John Pupel broke up Jennings’ fourth-down pass, the Eagles needed just three plays to convert again, taking a 23-14 lead following a missed Liam Connor PAT. Robichaux ripped off consecutive runs before Castellanos found the right edge for the insurance score.

SMU crossed midfield on its opening series before a turnover — Neto Okpala recovering Jennings’ fumble — allowed Boston College to score first on Connor’s 45-yard field goal through steady rain and wind with 6:21 left in the first quarter.

Castellanos moved the chains with his feet on each of the Eagles’ first two drives, but a penalty on fourth down forced Connor to attempt 45-yarder. A miss wide kept the 3-0 score.

The Mustangs took a 7-3 lead on LJ Johnson Jr.’s 1-yard run with 9:14 left before halftime. Jennings extended the 15-play, 78-yard drive on 4th-and-4, finding Jake Bailey for a 5-yard completion along the sideline.

After Castellanos racked up 48 yards on five consecutive rushes, Robichaux scored a 6-yard run up the middle four plays later to lift the Eagles with 3:07 in the half.

SMU led 14-10 at the break as Jennings hit Knighton for a 6-yard pass to the right after eluding two tackles ahead of an earlier completion to Adam Moore.

With Boston College driving deep into opposing territory to start the third quarter, Alexander Kilgore intercepted Castellanos’ underthrown pass. However, SMU was scoreless in the period after KP Price blocked Collin Rogers’ 45-yard field goal to end a separate 15-play, 60-yard drive.

–By Josh Kummins, Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2023; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Henry Parrish Jr. (21) runs against Boston College Eagles defensive back CJ Clinkscales (26) during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Miami tops Boston College to end three-game losing skid

Tyler Van Dyke was 23 of 36 for 290 passing yards and two touchdowns while Henry Parrish Jr. rushed for a pair of scores as Miami beat Boston College 45-20 on Friday at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Hurricanes (7-5, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored on four of their five first-half drives and cruised to the win, breaking a three-game losing streak.

Parrish, who returned following an injury in the third quarter, racked up 111 yards on 11 carries.

Van Dyke connected with nine different receivers to lead Miami’s attack, including Xavier Restrepo, who logged 117 yards on six catches. Jacolby George and Colbie Young each hauled in a touchdown.

Thomas Castellanos ran and threw for a total of two touchdowns for Boston College (6-6, 3-5), which finished the regular season on a three-game losing streak. The dual-threat quarterback accounted for 151 passing (15 of 25, two interceptions) and 130 rushing yards.

Miami held a 532-294 advantage in total yards, including a 196-58 count during its 21-point second quarter.

The Eagles began the game with a 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive before punting on their next four possessions.

Castellanos began the opening series with a pair of quarterback keepers and connected with Dino Tomlin on a 40-yard pass on the way to Kye Robichaux scoring on a 1-yard run.

A pair of long third-down conversions and drawing a 15-yard penalty allowed Miami to tie the game on a 1-yard run by Mark Fletcher Jr., who gained the last 18 yards of the 15-play, 67-yard drive over 7:21.

Parrish cut to the outside for a 15-yard run that put Miami ahead with 12:49 left in the second. The drive took just 3:03, thanks in part to an earlier 25-yard connection between Van Dyke and George.

The Hurricanes made it a two-score game with four minutes before halftime as Young caught a 10-yard touchdown. Restrepo’s 24-yard grab on fourth down set up the score.

Another George catch set up Parrish’s 2-yard touchdown run late in the first half.

After Gilbert Tongrongou’s fumble recovery changed possession early in the third, Castellanos broke through for a 21-yard touchdown that brought Boston College back within 28-14.

George caught a 4-yard touchdown with 2:49 left in the third, capping an 11-play, 92-yard drive that included a diving 28-yard catch by Restrepo in the red zone.

Andres Borregales’ 26-yard field goal with 8:36 remaining extended the Hurricane lead.

After a turnaround catch by Boston College’s Jaedn Skeete along the sideline, Lewis Bond’s 2-yard, over-the-shoulder catch in the back of the end zone made it a 38-20 game with 5:50 left. A two-point conversion attempt failed.

Ajay Allen’s 30-yard run with 1:07 left put the exclamation point on the Miami win.

–Field Level Media

Oct 28, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) throws the football against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Miami, Boston College seeking to snap slumps

Boston College and Miami will look to cap the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season on a high note in their first meeting since 2018 on Friday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Eagles (6-5, 3-4) moved from 1-3 to bowl eligible during a five-game winning streak, but last week’s 24-16 setback at Pitt was their second straight loss to a sub-.500 team.

Despite Thomas Castellanos’ 14th touchdown pass and Kye Robichaux’s third 100-yard rushing game this season, coach Jeff Hafley’s team gave up 404 yards, committed two turnovers and settled for field goals on three scoring drives.

Hafley, who called the loss to Pitt “a missed opportunity,” knows that goals remain as the postseason nears.

“There’s a lot to play for,” Hafley said. “We need to improve on a lot of things. We’ve got some new guys who have stepped up and want to get better, and then you get those bowl practices in. We still have a chance to win eight games. There’s a lot of pride in these guys.”

Robichaux returned from an injury against Pitt, but the Eagles remain banged up with several players out for the season.

Miami (6-5, 2-5) is on a three-game skid that began with losses at North Carolina State and Florida State before continuing in a 38-31 Saturday setback to a Louisville team that is bound for the ACC title game.

Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke, who has dealt with a leg injury this season, threw for 327 yards and a touchdown while connecting with Xavier Restrepo eight times for a career-high 193 yards.

“He was very determined. It carried over to (the Louisville week),” Miami coach Mario Cristobal said of his quarterback, who did not start the previous game against Florida State. “He was very urgent if you watch the way he was moving around in the pocket. His feet were quick. He’s healthy now, too, almost completely.”

However, the Hurricanes fell just short of the upset after surrendering two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Miami leads the all-time series 24-6, but Boston College has won two of the three matchups between the former Big East rivals since 2011.

–Field Level Media

Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi erupts after an interception during the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV on September 16, 2023.

Woebegone Pitt wobbles into Thursday night tilt with Syracuse

Boston College brings the baggage of its first loss in six games to Pitt on Thursday night, but the Panthers are unpacking much bigger problems.

The Eagles (6-4, 3-3 ACC) had a five-game winning streak snapped last week when Virginia Tech scored 35 straight points en route to a 48-22 victory. BC was outgained 600-262 (including 363-124 on the ground) in suffering its first defeat since Sept. 23.

“We didn’t play like we have for the last six weeks,” BC coach Jeff Hafley said. “We got beat up pretty good.”

The Panthers (2-8, 1-5) have mustered only a solitary victory since a win in the season opener. The Panthers are coming off a 28-13 loss to Syracuse, a team that essentially operated without a viable quarterback. The banged-up Orange attempted only eight passes, ran the ball 66 times, leaving coach Pat Narduzzi with plenty of questions to answer.

Among the issues facing the team: Who starts at quarterback against Boston College?

“I don’t know,” Narduzzi said of whether struggling incumbent Christian Veilleux or seldom-used backup Nate Yarnell would get the call. “We’ll see Thursday night.”

Things are so bleak for Pitt at the moment that the university’s athletic director put out a statement to the Post-Gazzette on Monday saying, in part, that “this season is not up to Coach Narduzzi’s or Pitt’s standards” before indicating that Narduzzi will be back in 2024 to help turn around the program he helped resurrect with an ACC championship and consecutive Top 25 finishes the past two seasons.

The Panthers have already clinched the worst finish in Narduzzi’s nine seasons at the helm.

First priority for Pitt on Thursday is finding a way to slow BC quarterback Thomas Castellanos, who ranks second in the country among quarterbacks with 806 rushing yards. He also has 10 rushing touchdowns.

Veilleux, meanwhile, has minus-14 net rushing yards on the season and has more interceptions (eight) than passing touchdowns (seven). Yarnell is just 5 of 8 for 123 yards and a touchdown in limited action.

The Panthers have scored a total of 44 points during their four-game losing streak.

Pitt leads the all-time series 17-15. BC has won the last two matchups.

–Field Level Media

Nov 11, 2023; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Kyron Drones (1) hands the ball to running back Bhayshul Tuten (33) during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Va. Tech topples BC behind 3 TDs from Bhayshul Tuten

Bhayshul Tuten rushed for three touchdowns and Kyron Drones threw for two as Virginia Tech broke Boston College’s five-game win streak with a 48-22 win in Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference action at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Tech (5-5, 4-2) finished with a 600-262 advantage in total yards, taking firm control in a 21-point second quarter that gave it a 31-7 halftime lead.

Drones was 12-for-17 for 219 passing yards and rushed for 135 yards on 20 carries to lead the Hokies.

Tuten rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries, while Da’Quan Felton caught four passes for 101 yards.

Dorian Strong set the tone for the Hokies’ defense, intercepting quarterback Thomas Castellanos on two of Boston College’s first three offensive series.

Leading the Eagles (6-4, 3-3), Castellanos was 10 of 20 for 110 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 46 more.

Jaedn Skeete and Xavier Coleman each scored their first career touchdowns.

John Pupel had nine tackles (seven solo).

After Strong intercepted Castellanos’ opening pass attempt from scrimmage, John Love’s 27-yard field goal got the Hokies on the board first.

Boston College responded quickly with an eight-play drive, scoring Alex Broome’s 4-yard touchdown up the middle. Broome also dialed up a preceding 36-yard scamper.

The hosts then forced a 3-and-out before Strong’s second pick spurred the ensuing series. Tech took the lead on Tuten’s 7-yard run up the middle with 1:28 left in the first quarter.

The Hokies’ go-ahead scoring drive featured a 25-yard pass to Dae’Quan Wright followed by 10 straight rushes.

A recovered onside kick allowed Tech to take the ball again, extending its lead on Drones’ 22-yard pass to Stephen Gosnell early in the second.

Drones busted out a 59-yard run to begin the Hokies’ next touchdown drive, with a 5-yard pass to Jaylin Lane coming three plays later with 7:04 left in the first half.

Two plays after Felton hauled in a 70-yard strike, Tuten’s 4-yard rush made it 31-7 with 1:33 before halftime.

The Hokies ate up 6:04 to begin the second half, adding to their lead with another 4-yard run by Tuten.

Castellanos hit Skeete for an 8-yard touchdown and Lewis Bond for a 2-point conversion, bringing the Eagles back within 38-15 with 2:52 left in the third.

Malachi Thomas broke through for a 35-yard touchdown run and Love booted a 46-yard field goal as Tech scored twice in the first 4:06 of the final period.

Coleman’s 1-yard run with 4:26 left closed the scoring.

–Field Level Media

Nov 3, 2023; Syracuse, New York, USA; Boston College Eagles defensive back Elijah Jones (1) intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Syracuse Orange wide receiver Donovan Brown (87) during the first half at the JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College wins 5th straight, breaks late tie with Syracuse

Thomas Castellanos passed for a touchdown and ran for another as Boston College knocked off host Syracuse 17-10 in Friday’s Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.

Castellanos finished 20 of 37 passing for 165 yards and added a team-high 87 yards on the ground as the Eagles (6-3, 3-2 ACC) won their fifth straight game.

LeQuint Allen rattled off 142 rushing yards on 18 carries for the Orange (4-5, 0-5), who have dropped five in a row.

Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader was a surprise scratch with an undisclosed injury suffered in last week’s loss to Virginia Tech. Carlos Del Rio-Wilson started in his place and went 7 of 17 for 37 yards with four interceptions.

With the game tied at 10-10, Castellanos rushed around the left end for a 7-yard touchdown with 2:23 remaining. On the next offensive play, Del Rio-Wilson’s pass was tipped and intercepted by Cole Batson, and the Eagles ran out the clock.

CJ Clinkscales intercepted Del Rio-Wilson near midfield on Syracuse’s first possession of the game, allowing the Eagles to convert that turnover into a 24-yard field goal by Liam Connor.

The Orange got on the board late in the first quarter, covering 65 yards in only four plays. Allen began the possession with a 32-yard scamper and then had a pair of modest runs before Del Rio-Wilson broke free up the middle for a 27-yard score.

The teams then exchanged empty trips until Boston College scored in the final minute of the second quarter.

The possession began when Elijah Jones intercepted Del Rio-Wilson on a deep pass to the end zone for a touchback. The Eagles then marched 80 yards in 18 plays, including two fourth-and-1 conversions. The scoring play was a 2-yard pass from Castellanos to Owen McGowan with 48 seconds left in the half.

There was no scoring in the third quarter. Boston College trekked to the Syracuse 24 late in the period before Castellanos was stuffed on a fourth-and-1.

The Orange began the ensuing possession with Allen’s 56-yard run, leading to Brady Denaburg’s 36-yard kick to forge a 10-10 tie with 14:18 remaining.

–Field Level Media

Oct 26, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Garrett Shrader (6) runs away from Virginia Tech Hokies defensive lineman Antwaun Powell-Ryland (52) during the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse back home, looking to halt skid in matchup vs. BC

Boston College and Syracuse are trending in opposite directions entering Friday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference contest on the Orange’s home turf.

The Eagles (5-3, 2-2) have won four in a row, while the Orange (4-4, 0-4) have dropped four straight and are the only remaining winless team in ACC play.

Boston College allowed at least 27 points in each of its first four games but has not yielded more than 24 in any game during its current winning streak. The Eagles are coming off a 21-14 triumph against UConn in a game in which the Eagles’ Kye Robichaux ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

Syracuse, meanwhile, is looking to recover from a brutal stretch in which it lost to Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech by a combined margin of 150-34. On the bright side, the Orange have won two straight matchups with the Eagles, including 32-23 a season ago.

Friday’s contest will be the Eagles’ third road game in the last four outings, although the team certainly won’t be getting any sympathy cards from the Orange.

Syracuse has not played at home since its Sept. 30 loss against Clemson.

“(It’s been) a long time,” Orange coach Dino Babers said about returning home. “I think back to other offenses having trouble during their snap counts, other offenses jumping offsides. Hearing the crowd get excited, watching the defense get excited to get another opportunity 5 yards back. I want those good times again. There’s no place like Dome. This is the perfect time for us to come home. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered.”

Boston College coach Jeff Hafley has conducted some of this week’s practices indoors with pumped-in noise to simulate the upcoming conditions in Syracuse, N.Y.

“We turned on the music as loud as you can make it, so you can’t hear anything,” said Hafley. “It won’t sound exactly the same, but we can make it so you really can’t hear. … I’m sure the game will be loud; I’m sure there will be a great crowd and a great atmosphere. It usually is there, and it’s a Friday night game.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 28, 2023; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Connecticut Huskies running back Camryn Edwards (0) rushes against the Boston College Eagles during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

BC slips past UConn, extends win streak to four

Kye Robichaux posted his second straight two-touchdown game as Boston College held off visiting UConn for a 21-14 win in its Saturday nonconference finale at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Robichaux racked up 112 yards on 23 carries as the lead rusher for the Eagles (5-3), who responded to UConn’s opening score with three straight touchdowns and held on for its fourth consecutive win.

BC held a 433-222 advantage in total offense.

Eagles quarterback Thomas Castellanos was 16-of-24 passing for 151 yards and a touchdown to Alex Broome, who was one of nine different BC receivers to catch a pass. Freshman Jaedn Skeete had four catches for 61 yards.

Cam Edwards led UConn (1-7) with 89 yards rushing and a touchdown on 16 carries. The Huskies managed only 92 net yards on the ground.

UConn QB Ta’Quan Roberson went 11-of-24 passing for 130 yards. Huskies linebacker Tui Faumuina-Brown had a game-high 12 tackles.

After UConn defensive end Pryce Yates recovered a Castellanos fumble, Edwards’ running and a pair of Roberson third-down completions helped the Huskies drive for a touchdown with 4:26 left in the first quarter. Jelani Stafford powered in for the 1-yard score.

The Eagles responded on the ensuing possession as Robichaux’s 5-yard run capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive in 4:17. A 17-yard Castellanos run and 15-yard toss to Lewis Bond set up the touchdown before the opening quarter ended.

Broome led BC’s go-ahead drive, logging four rushing plays before coming out of the backfield for a 6-yard touchdown pass from Castellanos on the third down. The 12-play, 66-yard drive took 6:02 off the second-quarter clock.

BC forced a turnover on downs at the UConn 40-yard line before halftime, but Castellanos had a throw to the end zone intercepted by Malik Dixon-Williams.

Emmett Morehead started the second half at quarterback for the Eagles, leading a 14-play drive that fell short after Liam Connor’s 44-yard field goal attempt went wide right.

Castellanos returned for BC’s next series, completing passes to Jaden Williams and Charlie Gordiner before Robichaux’s 13-yard touchdown run up the middle made it 21-7 with 40 seconds left in the third.

The Huskies made it a one-possession game when Edwards rushed to the right for a 30-yard score 1:09 into the fourth. UConn’s Noe Ruelas’ was just short on a 54-yard field goal with 6:44 left, ending an eight-play drive.

–Field Level Media

Oct 7, 2023; West Point, New York, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Thomas Castellanos (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Army Black Knights during the first half at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas Castellanos (4 TDs), Boston College edge Army

Thomas Castellanos scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run with 25 seconds left in regulation to lift Boston College to a 27-24 win over Army on a rainy Saturday afternoon at West Point, N.Y.

Castellanos, who threw for just 73 yards, accounted for 142 of the Eagles’ season-high 299 rushing yards on 31 carries, including 17 on a key rush into the red zone that set up the winning 12-play, 62-yard drive.

Pat Garwo added 111 rushing yards, helping lead BC (3-3) to its second straight victory.

Army (2-3) held a 21-14 second-half scoring advantage, taking a 24-20 lead with 11:43 left as Bryson Daily completed a 9-yard strike to Tyson Riley between two defenders.

Leading the Black Knights, Daily was 10-of-13 passing for 105 yards and a touchdown while rushing for a team-high 99 yards on 14 carries.

BC had a 372-266 advantage in total yards.

Army looked to put the game away following a fourth-down stop, but an illegal forward pass penalty nullified Daily’s 50-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Reed, giving BC the ball back with 5:24 left for the deciding drive.

BC led 13-3 at halftime before the game opened up with matching scores out of intermission. Zach Mundell’s 53-yard kickoff return began Army’s first series of the second half, setting up a six-play drive that led to a Tyrell Robinson 10-yard touchdown run.

Garwo’s 50-yard burst brought BC into the red zone, where Castellanos rushed left for a 10-yard score with 7:36 left in the third.

An eight-play, 69-yard drive — capped by Reed’s 6-yard rush with 2:51 to go in the third — brought Army back within 20-17.

After forcing Army’s first of three consecutive 3-and-outs to begin the game, BC started its second series on a short field and finished a five-play, 40-yard drive for the opening score. Castellanos wiggled free for a 20-yard touchdown through the teeth of the defense with 7:35 left in the first.

BC’s lead was only 6-0 as Liam Connor missed the point-after attempt. Army had not allowed a first-quarter score in its first four games.

Quindrelin Hammonds’ interception got Army started in the second. Quinn Maretzki cut the Black Knights’ deficit in half on a 22-yard field goal at the 10:08 mark.

With 1:24 left before half, Castellanos punched in a 4-yard score to cap a season-long, 17-play drive which BC extended with a pair of fourth-down conversions.

–Field Level Media

Sep 2, 2023; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Boston College Easgles head coach Jeff Hafley reacts during the second half against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College, Holy Cross face off in historic rivalry

A historic in-state rivalry will be renewed Saturday when Boston College hosts Holy Cross — the preseason No. 5-ranked team in the FCS — at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Boston College has lost back-to-back season openers. The Eagles (0-1) rallied from a 21-7 fourth-quarter deficit Saturday vs. Northern Illinois but fell 27-24 in overtime.

Meanwhile, four-time Patriot League champion Holy Cross (1-0) will try for its third straight win over an FBS opponent after defeating UConn and Buffalo in the past two seasons.

“This will be a challenge, and our guys will be highly motivated to play the game for a lot of reasons,” Boston College coach Jeff Hafley said.

Hafley said his team must improve in several areas, including execution and discipline after committing 10 penalties against Northern Illinois.

“Donovan (Ezeiruaku, defensive end) told the group, ‘Last year we lost the opener, but this year we need to respond differently,’” Hafley said. “We’ve got to pull together. The plays were there. We’ve just got to execute better.”

UCF transfer Thomas Castellanos and Emmett Morehead both played quarterback for the Eagles in the opener. Hafley has not committed to a starter for this week.

Catellanos orchestrated the late comeback with three second-half touchdown drives. He finished the game with 138 yards and two touchdowns through the air while rushing for 67 yards and a score.

“(Castellanos) runs around like a maniac and makes tremendous plays, and (Morehead) can really throw it and has great command in the huddle,” linebacker Vinny DePalma said. “Everyone’s confident in both guys.”

Holy Cross beat Merrimack 42-20 in Week 1, its 18th consecutive regular-season victory.

Running back Jordan Fuller scored five touchdowns, including four on the ground. He finished with a career-high 120 yards rushing on 13 carries.

The Crusaders return other standouts from last season’s 12-1 team. The lone loss was in the FCS quarterfinal at South Dakota State.

Quarterback Matthew Sluka is a reigning Walter Payton Award finalist who totaled 37 touchdowns (26 passing, 11 rushing) in 2022. Jalen Coker caught 11 TD passes.

The duo connected for one of Sluka’s two scores last week.

“(BC) is certainly going to have a size advantage and some other advantages, but … we’re going to play tough, and we’re going to play together,” Holy Cross coach Bob Chesney said.

Saturday will mark the 84th all-time meeting between the teams. The first was in 1896. Boston College leads the series 49-31-3.

–Field Level Media