Boston College began tonight's prime time game against Florida State with some bad news, as star senior defensive end Harold Landry was ruled out with an ankle injury.
But, shortly after, BC's recent offensive explosion, and creative play calling, continued.
While BC's first drive of the night stalled, the Eagles did advance the ball to the FSU 30, thanks in large part to a big run by Jeff Smith on a double-reverse.
Then, on their next possession, the Eagles tweaked that play call to great effect. After a 26-yard run by freshman running back AJ Dillon set BC up in FSU territory, the Eagles again dialed a double-reverse. The only difference was, this time Smith pulled up and threw it deep to redshirt freshman Kobay White for a 34-yard touchdown, giving BC a 7-0 lead midway through the quarter.
Florida State would eventually threaten late in the period, penetrating as far as the Boston College 6-yard line. Unfortunately for Florida State, a botched exchange between quarterback James Blackman and running back Cam Akers led to a fumble recovery by BC safety by Will Harris, ending the Seminole threat.