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Boston College 14, N.C. State 10: Post Game Links And Notes

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Eagles Hold On To Edge Out NC State, 14-10 (BCEagles.com)
Starting quarterback Chase Rettig threw for a touchdown, backup Josh Bordner ran for a score and Boston College held on for a 14-10 win over North Carolina State on Saturday. Rettig completed 9 of 13 attempts for 118 yards, and Andre Williams carried 18 times for 61 yards.

Rapid Reaction: BC 14, NC State 10 (ESPN Boston)
The Eagles send their seniors out in style, winning on a sunny Senior Day in Chestnut Hill. The loss denies NC State bowl eligibility for at least one more week, and drops the Wolfpack and head coach Tom O’Brien to .500 (NC State is 5-5 in ‘11, O’Brien’s career record at the school is 30-30). 

NC State Scores Touchdown, Out-Hibernates Boston College Anway (Backing The Pack)
I guess there are things that could be written about this game, I'm just having a hard time figuring out what they are. Few things about this team are surprising anymore, and it figures that they'd follow up another win over the Tar Heels with a sorry performance on the road. I thought perhaps it might be avoidable given the quality of this year's Boston College team, but as is so often the case, disappointment was inescapable.

Eagles not ready to pack it in (The Boston Globe)
Spaziani looked for any extra advantage during practice, including simulating game noise and fiddling with Wildcat schemes to utilize the running ability of backup quarterback Josh Bordner, who had some success in his BC debut last week.

Kuechly bounces back (BostonHerald.com)
"They used the kryptonite on him on the other side, and the biggest play was him getting up and running over to the other side," Spaziani said. "He is a boy wonder, he is just a great football player and when things get tough he rises up and makes plays."

Boston College holds off NC State, 14-10 (Boston.com)
BC started the day in an aggressive mode, needing only five plays to march 66 yards for the opening touchdown. The key play in the drive was a 43-yard pass from Chase Rettig to wide receiver Alex Amidon which put the Eagles at the NC State nine yard line. Two plays later, quarterback Josh Bordner, filling in as the designated running threat, went up the middle for a three-yard touchdown run to give BC a quick 7-0 lead.

Kuechly, defense shine for Boston College (The Boston Globe)
"We have to be able to play consistent football,’’ said O’Brien, who left BC for N.C. State in 2006. "You can’t just play a half. We played a half of football today.’’

BC finds a positive (BostonHerald.com)
"Usually you have to play good defense to win, and we played good defense. We weren’t doing much on offense in the second half to say the least."

Easton’s Richman gets a win in BC home finale (The Enterprise)
The fifth-year senior offensive lineman and one of the Eagles’ captains bid farewell to his home field by being part of a 14-10 BC victory over North Carolina State before an announced crowd of 33,712.

ACC helmet stickers: Week 11 (ESPN ACC Blog)
BC linebacker Luke Kuechly: He finished with 18 tackles in the 14-10 win over NC State, extending his streak of double-digit tackles to 32 consecutive games, the longest such streak in FBS. In the third quarter, Kuechly became the fifth player in ACC history to record 500 or more career tackles. He now has 509, fourth-best on the conference record list.