Postgame Notes – Maryland vs. Boston College
Boston College 29, Maryland 26
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
Kicking It Off: Maryland fell to 6-5 and 2-4 in the ACC with a 29-26 loss to Boston College following a game-winning field goal from 52 yards. The Eagles improved to 7-4 and 4-3 in the conference. Maryland is now 3-8 all-time against BC and are 1-5 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Terps for Two: Following a 74-yard touchdown for BC, linebacker Marcus Whitfield blocked the extra point and it was returned 98 yards by defensive back Anthony Nixon. It marked the first PAT blocked by the Terps since A.J. Francis got one against Georgia Tech on Nov. 3, 2012.
Quick Strike: Following a fumble recovery, Maryland’s ninth of the season, at the Boston College one-yard line, the Terps scored one play later when running back Albert Reid went over the top for his second touchdown of the season. It is the Terps’ 14th rushing touchdown of the season.
It’s Good: Place kicker Brad Craddock converted his 17th field goal of the season when he hit from 43 yards midway through the first quarter to tie the game, 3-3. Craddock’s 17th field goal is the most in a single season since Dan Ennis had 17 in 2005, and it is tied for the sixth-highest single-season total in school history. Craddock entered Saturday’s game averaging 1.60 field goals per game, the second-best average in the ACC.
Stingy Defense: After holding Virginia Tech to 4-for-16 (25%) on third downs, the Maryland defense held Boston College to 5-for-14 (36%). The Terps entered the contest ranked sixth in the ACC holding opponents to 33.3 percent on third downs.
Take a Shot: Quarterback C.J. Brown hit wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo on a 33-yard pass for a touchdown to put the Terps ahead 17-10 in the third quarter. It was Maryland’s fifth-longest passing touchdown of the season and a career-long reception for Etta-Tawo. It was Brown’s ninth touchdown pass of the season and the 16th of his career, which is tied for 17th in school history.
Offensive Notes: Brown completed 19 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown … also added a score on the ground, his ninth of the season and 14th rushing touchdown of his career, which is tied for the 19th-highest total in program history … running back Brandon Ross led the team with 44 yards on the ground … Etta-Tawo had a game-high 57 yards receiving on four receptions.
Defensive Notes: Defensive back Sean Davis recorded one interception, the second of his career … linebacker Alex Twine had a season high 10 tackles, which led the team … linebackers Yannick Ngakoue and Marcus Whitfield each finished with a 0.5 sack and Whitfield also added a fumble recovery.
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