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Boston College opened the 2014 season with a dominant performance and a 30-7 victory over UMass at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles racked up 511 total yards, with 338 of those coming on the ground. Quarterback Tyler Murphy lived up to his dual threat reputation with 173 passing yards and 118 rushing yards. Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis combined for another 144 yards rushing. Josh Bordner caught four passes for 81 yards, including a touchdown. The BC defense gave up only 202 total yards with 77 of those coming on one play (UMass averaged about three yards per play if you exclude the 77 yard TD pass). Junior safety Justin Simmons had both an interception and a sack for the Eagles. BC will host Pittsburgh on Friday. The Panthers beat Delaware 62-0, outgaining the Blue Hens by a stunning 501-57 margin.

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Boston College: 2013 NCAA Rankings

Statistic Total Run Pass
Offense 92 20 112
Defense 92 58 111

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Andre Williams led the nation with 2,177 rushing yards

Nate Freese was the only kicker in the FBS with a 100% field goal success rate (and at least 12 attempts)

BC ranks 4th in fewest penalty yards per game (30.7) and 2nd in redzone scoring percentage (97%)

Kasim Edebali is tied for 25th in sacks (9.5) and the BC defense is tied for 21st (36)

BC football is one of six FBS programs with a GSR (Graduation Success Rate) score of 90 or better


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2014 SCHEDULE
Aug 30 BC 30 UMass 7 (1-0)
Sep 5 PITTSBURGH 7:00
Sep 13 Southern Cal 8:00
Sep 20 Maine TBA
Sep 27 Colorado St TBA
Oct 11 at NC STATE TBA
Oct 18 CLEMSON TBA
Oct 25 at WAKE FOREST TBA
Nov 1 at VIRGINIA TECH TBA
Nov 8 LOUISVILLE TBA
Nov 22 at FLORIDA ST TBA
Nov 29 SYRACUSE TBA
ACC Games In Caps
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2013 BC MVP
1 Andre Williams 78%
2 Nate Freese 17%
3 Chase Rettig 2%
4 Kevin Pierre-Louis 2%
5 Alex Amidon 1%
102 total votes cast

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ACC STANDINGS
ATLANTIC DIVISION
  ACC All
Louisville 1-0 1-0
Florida State 0-0 1-0
Syracuse 0-0 1-0
Boston College 0-0 1-0
NC State 0-0 1-0
Clemson 0-0 0-1
Wake Forest 0-0 0-1
COASTAL DIVISION
  ACC All
Duke 0-0 1-0
Virginia Tech 0-0 1-0
Georgia Tech 0-0 1-0
North Carolina 0-0 1-0
Pittsburgh 0-0 1-0
Virginia 0-0 0-1
Miami 0-1 0-1

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