CHESTNUT HILL - Chase Rettig and the Boston College Eagles wasted no time to start the season, putting together the most impressive drive of Rettig's tenure -- 7 plays, 75 yards over 2:34, to score the first points of the fresh campaign, setting the tone for an impressive first quarter against the Miami Hurricanes inside Alumni Stadium. Unfortuantely, the Eagles couldn't maintain the pace for the entire quarter, leading to a 14-14 tie after one period.
Rettig led his rejuvenated offense down the field promptly after the kickoff, and a four-yard scoring rush from Andre Williams capped off the successful drive. Miami would go three-and-out on its first drive, punting the ball away to the Eagles for another go-around. BC had success again on its second drive, going 70 yards on nine plays in 3:13 to build a 14-0 lead. Rettig found Jake Sinkovec for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 7:54 to go in the first.
After a slow , Miami finally put together a few successful drives. Eduardo Clements rushed one yard for a touchdown, completing a 13-play, 83-yard drive with 53 seconds remaining. On the ensuing Eagles drive, Rettig was picked off by Denzel Perryman, who returned the ball 41 yards for the score to tie the game at the end of the opening quarter.
Rettig completed 8-of-13 passes for 134 yards, one score and one touchdown in the period.