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FINAL: Syracuse Tops Boston College 28-20

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The Eagles couldn't take advantage of several Syracuse miscues in a homecoming defeat.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles had their chances, but just couldn't cash enough in as they fell to rival Syracuse 28-20 inside Alumni Stadium Saturday.

Boston College (3-4, 0-4 ACC) actually had 1st and 10 at the Syracuse 14-yard line with two minutes to play, but an 11-yard sack of backup quarterback Darius Wade put the Eagles well behind the sticks. Moments later, a stiff Wade pass bounced off the fingertips of receiver Charlie Callinan, giving the ball back to Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 ACC) on downs.

The Orange then picked up a first down on a run from quarterback Eric Dungey to milk the clock.

It was a disappointing end to an afternoon where the Eagles managed to hang in the game, thanks to an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Myles Willis, a surprising 75-yard touchdown run by quarterback Patrick Towles, and three Syracuse turnovers.

Now below .500, BC's bowl hopes are on life support as they head to NC State next week.

Stay with BCInterruption for more coverage of BC's homecoming loss.