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Boston College 36 Maryland 30: Eagles Win First Bowl Game Since 2007

Addazio and Co leave on a positive

NCAA Football: Quick Lane Bowl-Boston College vs Maryland Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

There it is.

Boston College defeated the Maryland Terrapins today in Detroit, hanging on to win the Quick Lane Bowl 36-30.

The game was a story of two halves, with the Eagles offense putting up 29 points in the first half, led by Patrick Towles. But the Eagles that we are accustomed to showed up in the 2nd half and struggled to do much of anything, only getting seven points. But it was the defense that led the way, even though they let up multiple big plays, in the end they stopped Maryland on a 1st and goal from the 2, and on the final drive they harassed Perry Hills on all four plays, ending the game fittingly with a Harold Landry sack.

There were multiple missed opportunities for the Eagles, as they missed two extra points (one on a block), and Ray Smith almost scored a fat guy touchdown for the ages. With the lead, Addazio went back to his usual conservative gameplan which allowed Maryland to climb back into the game. But in the end it was the defense, who made play after play that saved the game. Everyone on the line made a play today, and deserve to be recognized for their stellar play.

The Eagles ended the season 7-6, but most importantly they ended the season with a win. Congratulations to the seniors, and the team. Celebrate your asses off, please, you deserve this.

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