BC Eagles hold Syracuse for

an 11th straight bowl appearances


Freshman tailback Andre Williams rushed for 185 yards on a school-record 42 carries and scored one touchdown in place of injured star Montel Harris, Nate Freese kicked three field goals, and Boston College beat Syracuse 16-7 on Saturday. It was the fifth straight win for the Eagles (7-5).

Syracuse (7-5) has had a turnaround season, winning five times on the road, but the Orange finished the regular season without beating an Football Bowl Subdivision team at home. They also lost to Pittsburgh, Louisville and last week to surging Connecticut.

After Williams gave BC a 13-7 lead with a 1-yard run late in the third quarter, the Eagles forced Syracuse to punt and then continued giving the ball to Williams. He had 12 carries for 61 yards to set up Freese’s 22-yard field goal with 6:44 left.

BC limited Syracuse to 238 total yards offensively, 91 on the ground. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, who leads the nation in tackles, upped his season total to 171 with 10, the 21st straight game he’s had 10 or more.


This is the 11th straight seasons of bowl appearances for the Eagles.

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