On a dreary afternoon inside Alumni Stadium, Boston College took care of business, cruising to a 35-3 victory over MAC foe Buffalo.
The Eagles (3-2, 0-2 ACC) got on the board near the end of the 1st quarter. Patrick Towles hit Chris Garrison for a 44-yard gain to set the Eagles up with great field position, but, the big play would come at a cost. Garrison couldn't get up after the play, and was later announced to have suffered a broken tibia in his left leg.
BC would take advantage of the gain moments later though, when Davon Jones scored his first career touchdown on a pitch off the left side.
Towles would continue his stellar afternoon, hitting Charlie Callinan in the back of the end zone for a score early in the second, then he found Michael Walker with a perfectly thrown ball just before intermission to give the Eagles a 21-3 half time lead.
Towles finished the afternoon 14-25 passing for 234 yards and two scores, with no interceptions.
The Eagle offense would sputter in the third, as a long drive resulted in no points early in the period, then Towles lost a fumble to squander starting field position on the Buffalo side of the 50.
The Eagle defense would make up for any offensive hiccups, forcing a pair of turnovers of their own, and holding Buffalo to just 67 yards of total offense.
BC would bounce back offensively early in the fourth to put the game out of reach, as Jon Hilliman broke off a pair of long runs for first downs, then put an exclamation point in the drive, with a powerful one-yard touchdown run.
The Eagles now begin preparation for national ranked Clemson, who will make the trip to Chestnut Hill next Friday night at 7:30 pm.