Wake Forest 27, Boston College 19: Record Breaking Day Overshadowed By Loss

Montel Harris became the Boston College Eagles' all-time leading rusher on Saturday afternoon, rushing for 106 yards on 21 carries, but his accomplishment were overshadowed as the Eagles lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 27-19.

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Wake Forest 27, Boston College 19: Historic Day Dampened By Loss

CHESTNUT HILL - Montel Harris became the Boston College Eagles' all-time leading rusher on Saturday afternoon, rushing for 106 yards on 21 carries, but his accomplishment were overshadowed as the Eagles lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 27-19, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

"Congratulations to Wake Forest," said Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani. "They did what they had to do. They have a good football team. They are well coached. It was a matter of them making plays when they had to and us not making them. We're close, but we're far away."

It was also a matter of senseless penalties, as the Eagles committed seven penalties amounting to 56 yards while the Demon Deacons only had two penalties for ten yards, resulting in BC's fourth loss in five games this season.

"The margin of error for us, where we are at, is minuscule," Spaziani said. "It's unconscionable, really, for us to have two 15-yard penalties in the first half and three offsides, two of them by veteran players. They are not trying to do it but we can't overcome some of that stuff. We have to get it corrected."

Boston College surrendered 392 total yards of offense to Wake Forest while mustering 336 total yards of their own. The Eagles outgained the Demon Deacons on the ground, 148-104, but were shellacked in the passing game, 288 to 188.

Chase Rettig threw for 188 yards and a touchdown on 23-of-47 passing (he also threw one interception) for BC while Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price threw for 252 yards and one score on 19-of-29 passing.

"I thought BC's kids played really hard," said Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe. "I thought they were much improved. They have had some tough injuries and getting healthy is really going to help them. I thought the quarterback [Chase Rettig] did some good things today. We are very fortunate to get out of here with a win. There is not a team that we play that is better coached than Boston College, so for us to get a win, it's big for us."

Wake Forest (3-1, 2-0 ACC) scored first on a two-yard rush by Josh Harris, putting the Demon Deacons up 7-0 with 10:55 to go in opening quarter. Nate Freese put Boston College (1-4, 0-2 ACC) on the board with a 36-yard field goal with 2:52 to play in the first.

Jimmy Newman's 22-yard filed goal put the Deacs up by seven with 13:41 to go before halftime. Freese tacked on another field goal, this time from 45 yards out, with 6:18 left to cut the BC deficit to 10-6. Brandon Pendegrass scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:04 left in the half, but Freese added his third field goal, this time from a career-best 52 yards out, with eight ticks left before intermission to decrease the deficit to 17-9.

Price (19-for-28, 256 yards, TD, INT) completed a 47-yard pass to Chris Givens with 12:01 left in the third quarter, accounting for the only points of the quarter and putting the Demon Deacons up 24-9. However, Rettig found Alex Amidon for a two-yard score with 13:05 to go in the fourth quarter, bringing Boston College within eight points. 

Freese split the uprights on his fourth field goal of the game from 32 yards out, cutting the Wake Forest lead to 24-19 with an even six minutes left in the game. Newman added a 22-yard field goal with 2:59 remaining to boost the Demon Deacons' lead back up to eight at 27-19, sealing the win.

"Losing in general is frustrating, no matter how it happens," said BC linebacker Luke Kuechly, who recorded 14 tackles in the loss and extended his FBS-leading streak of games with 10 or more tackles to 27 consecutive games. "We thought we had a good chance, but giving up big play after big play on the defensive side of the ball makes you limited.

"We realized that we need to play football. This isn't some soft team, this is Wake Forest; this is the ACC. They have a great running back and they had a good offensive line. We didn't come out the way we needed to come out."

BC was presented with a chance to drive down the field and tie the game and faced a fourth down and four to go at the Wake Forest 47 yard line, but Rettig's rush up the middle wasn't enough for the first down.

Boston College heads south to face ACC rival Clemson next Saturday at 3 p.m. EDT.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: Eagles Trail, 24-9, After Third Quarter

CHESTNUT HILL - Tanner Price's swing pass to Chris Givens went for a 47-yard gain down the left sideline and a touchdown, marking the only score of the third quarter to give the Wake Forest Demon a 24-9 lead over the Boston College Eagles after three quarters at Alumni Stadium.

Givens' touchdown catch capped off a three-play, 59-yard drive for Wake Forest that spanned 1:19 and came with 12:01 left in the third quarter. Niether team would touch the scoreboard for the remaining 12 minutes.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: Demon Deacons Lead, 17-9, At Half

CHESTNUT HILL - Jimmy Newman opened the second quarter with a 22-yard field goal to put his team up by 10, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons lead the Boston College Eagles, 17-9, at the end of the first half.

Newman's field goal came with 13:41 left in the second quarter and capped off a seven-play, 76 yard drive that spanned 4:11. Boston College answered with a field goal of its own, as Nate Freese connected on his second field goal of the game, this time from 45-yards out, to cut the Eagles' deficit to 10-6 with 6:18 to play in the half.

Brandon Pendergrass scored the Demon Deacons second touchdown of the day, rushing in for a one-yard score with 1:04 remaining to put Wake Forest up 17-6. The score capped off a 12-play, 73 yard drive that lasted over five minutes.

Freese hit his second field goal with eight seconds left in the half, splitting the uprights on a career-long 52-yard field goal. Freese is now 5-of-6 on the season on field goals from 40 yards or longer.

Chase Rettig threw for 72 yards and Montel Harris, who entered the game needing 99 yards to notch the school's career rushing record, has 64 yards on nine carries through the first half for Boston College. Tanner Price has thrown for 146 yards and Josh Harris has rushed for  43 yards in the game for Wake Forest.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: Andre Williams Suffers Right Leg Injury

CHESTNUT HILL - Andre Williams, a sophomore running back for the Boston College Eagles, suffered a right leg injury on a play early in the second quarter and was later reported to have a right leg injury. His return is listed as questionable.

Williams apparently injured the leg after being thrown down hard to the turf after a short run in Boston College territory. He was immediately tended to by the Boston College medical staff and was helped off the field while favoring his right leg. It was later announced that Williams suffered the right leg injury and went to the locker room for X-Rays.

Through three games, Williams had 324 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 67 carries for Boston College. For his career, Williams entered the game with 785 rushing yards and five career touchdowns on 162 carries.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: Demon Deacons Lead 7-3 After First

CHESTNUT HILL - Tanner Price and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons offense used a series of short passes to rack up 134 total yards in the first half, and take a 7-3 lead over the Boston College Eagles at the end of the first quarter.

Wake Forest scored its touchdown on a two-yard rush by Josh Harris, capping off a lengthy drive (10 plays, 74 yards, 4:05) to put the Demon Deacons up 7-0 with 10:55 to play in the opening quarter.

BC's first drive opened with a promising 34-yard pass from quarterback Chase Rettig to receiver Colin Larmond Jr, setting up a first down. However, the Eagles received a personal foul penalty on the drive and were unable to recover, ultimately punting the ball away. The Eagles scored three point on a 36-yard field goal by Nate Freese with 2:52 left.

Montel Harris, who entered the game needing only 99 yards to claim the school's all-time rushing record, had 26 rushing yards in the first quarter. Rettig completed 2-of-8 passes for 48 yards for the Eagles.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: TV Schedule, Time, History And More

Montel Harris and the Boston College Eagles host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in their second ACC game on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill.

Event: Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - NCAA Football, Week 4.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Location: Alumni Stadium (Capacity: 44,500), Chestnut Hill, MA.

Broadcast Info: Saturday's game between the Eagles and Demon Deacons will be aired on TV 38 locally, with Steve Martin providing play-by-play, Dave Archer providing color analysis and Scott Pryzwansky on the sidelines.

In addition, the game can be heard on the WEEI Sports Radio Network (93.7 FM/850 AM), with Jon Meterparel on play-by-play, Pete Cronan on color duty and Brian St. Pierre providing insight on the sidelines.

Series History: With Saturday's game marking the 19th meeting between the two schools, Boston College holds a 10-6-2 advantage in the all-time series against Wake Forest. BC is 5-1 against Wake Forest since joining the ACC in 2005 and has won the last four games against the Demon Deacons dating back to 2007.

Last Week: Chase Rettig threw for three touchdowns as the Eagles pounded in-state rival and FCS opponent Massachusetts, 45-17, last Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The win was BC's first of the season. Colin Larmond Jr. caught two touchdown passes from Rettig on 36- and 37-yard passes.

Wake Forest also had a blowout win over an FCS team last weekend, defeating Gardner-Webb, 48-5. Tanner Price threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in the victory while Danny Dembry caught eight passes for 126 yards.

Storyline: Boston College finally broke into the win column last weekend, but it had no implications for their bowl aspirations since it came against an FCS opponent in UMass. However, a win is a win, and they had to start somewhere. Chase Rettig has been decent and Luke Kuechly has been relatively consistent for the Eagles through four games, and both should continue to lead BC on offense and defense, respectively.

Tanner Price has come on strong in the first three games for Wake Forest, picking apart opposing defense. With BC playing cover defense, there's no reason to believe that Price won't do the same against the Eagles defenders.

Players To Watch: Keep an eye on Chase Rettig and Luke Kuechly, for obvious reasons. Being the quarterback, Rettig is a focal point on offense to put points on the board and Kuechly, well, is just a defensive machine. However, senior tailback Montel Harris may get his first start of the 2011 season, and after rushing for 27 yards against UMass last week, is now only 99 yards away from the school's all-time rushing record.

Price is the player to watch for Wake Forest, and as previously mentioned, should have an easy time picking up a lot of yards against BC's cover defense. If Price doesn't walk away with at least 200 yards through the air, it would be pretty surprising.

Prediction: BC and Wake Forest are on the same level, but expect Price to work his way down the field, a lot, and rack up the passing yards to lead the Demon Deacons past BC. Final Score: Wake Forest 34, Boston College 17.

For more BC Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, BC Interruption.

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Boston College Vs. Wake Forest: Chase Rettig, Eagles Host Demon Deacons

Chase Rettig and the Boston College Eagles (1-3, 0-1 ACC) host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-1, 1-0 ACC) in their second ACC contest of the young season at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Alumni Stadium (TV/Radio: ACC Network/WEEI).

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