Chestnut Hill, MA—Boston College didn’t waste any time with Colgate, they jumped on the FCS squad to a tune of 51-0 in front of crowd of 28,991 at Alumni Stadium on Saturday.
It wasn’t much of a game at all for the Eagles, Boston College’s offense put on a clinic on the Raiders and the BC defense wasn’t stellar but kept Colgate at bay.
BC Shitta Sillah and Isaiah Graham Mobley both had a sack, and defensive tackle Izaiah Henderson looked good in his return to the squad. Eagles’ second team made the defensive play of the game, when safety Jahmin Muse returned a pick six for the Eagles on the units first play of the series.
At the break, Phil Jurkovec already had 243 passing yards through the air with three touchdowns. Zay Flowers piled up 101 receiving yards plus a TD on 4 catches, and Travis Levy & Alec Sinkfield were about the same in production with 21 and 20 yards rushing on 6 carries each on the ground.
Jurkovec finished the game 16-of-24 for 303 yards and his 66.7% completion percentage would have been higher had it not been for a pair of first-quarter drops.
Boston College in the first half started to move the ball with ease, 50 yards of offense on the opening drive by wide receiver Zay Flowers, running back Levy took it in from three. After scoring, the Eagles offense struggled in that quarter. There were few drop balls that ended drives prematurely.
BC regained their composure on the offensive side of the ball. Jurkovec threw a pair of darts to Flowers, Jaden Williams, and tight end Trae Barry to blow the lead to 27-0 at the break. Jurkovec settled the offensive squad down and was able to move the ball at will against the Raiders defense.
The Eagles came out smoking after half time, but it took a bit for everyone to get on the same page. BC had a 13 play drive that stalled out in the red zone which lead to a disappointing 26 yard field goal by kicker Danny Longman. The Raider had a great drive in the third quarter, but quarterback Grant Breneman’s pass was picked off in the end zone by Mike Palmer. BC immediately responded with a drive of their own with a touchdown by Pat Garwo.