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Georgia Tech 17 Boston College 14: Eagles Blow Winnable Game

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Eagles had their chances, but conservative playing calling and errors cost BC

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Boston College Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Well that was painful.

After falling behind quickly 7-0, Boston College lost their first game of the season 17-14 to Georgia Tech in Dublin Ireland. The first half was littered with miscues and errors as Patrick Towles gave up the ball twice (1 INT, 1 fumble), and two missed field goals by Colton Lichtenberg. The defense was absolutely filthy as Connor Strachan and Truman Gutapfel stepped up with some big plays against the option.

The second half seemed to be a different story. BC came out and blasted a 74 yard run by Jonathan Hilliman tying the game. After a fumble recovered by Gutapfel, Towles scrambled in for a 6 yard yard touchdown to give BC a lead.

This is when the Addazio play calling reared its ugly head again. After a GT field goal, a defensive stop, BC just needed to run the clock down with around three minutes left. What did we get? Two straight HB draws into the back of linemen, and a botched snap to Patrick Towles. Inevitably Justin Thomas led GT back, and scored to take the lead. BC was unable to do anything but rack up penalties with under a minute left, and GT wins.

This was a tough one to swallow. More analysis coming soon.