Florida State maintains a 26-23 win at Boston College

Florida State maintains a 26-23 win at Boston College


Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Florida State’s defense struggled to deliver nearly a big game in the second half of Saturday, but when Adam Fuller’s unit finally did, it was one of the biggest plays of the season.

FSU’s safety Akeem Dent intercepted a fourth-place jump into the depths of the Seminoles to end the Boston College scoring threat with less than two minutes remaining. The Seminoles ran out of the clock to score a 26-23 victory.

The win improves the Seminoles’ record to 5-6 in the season and 4-4 in ACC play. BC falls to 6-5, 2-5.

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Box points: FSU 26, Boston College 23

After FSU took a 26-3 lead early in the third quarter on a nice pass and a snap from Jordan Travis to Malik McClain, the Eagles were back again.

They brought the ensuing kick-off back to the FSU 40-yard line, and ran a nine drivetrain to make it 26-10. Then the next time the Eagles got the ball, they walked from their 4-yard line 96 yards for another touchdown to turn 26-16 when the two-point conversion failed.

Then the next time they went 50 yards in four plays to turn 26-23 with just over 10 minutes left.

The Seminoles jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Ontaria “Bucky” Wilson picked up a 16-yard pass from Jordan Travis. Then after the Boston College team answered with a field goal, on a trip with the help of two personal parts as two flair against the Seminoles, it was all FSU for the rest of the half.

Travis hit running back Jason Corbin with a touchdown pass from 12 yards to make it 14-3. Then after linebacker Kalen DeLoach’s safety, Ryan Fitzgerald fired a 36-yard field goal to make it 19-3 in the first half.

Florida State’s offense raised 231 yards of offense compared to Boston College’s 95 in the first half. Seminole’s defensive front scored three sacks and BC quarterback Phil Gorkovic was under constant pressure in the first two quarters.

FSU closes out the regular season next Saturday against rival Florida in Gainesville.

Check back for more post-game coverage.

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