Boston College continued its hot start Friday night against the Florida State Seminoles, as some solid special teams play sparked the Eagles.
After a Mike Knoll punt traveled 52 yards to the Florida State seven, Michael Walker tracked down the FSU returner, who begun running backward and to his left, for a five yard loss.
After the BC defense stood up to force a punt from the Noles' own 3, Anthony Brown kept the ball on a read option to covert a 4th and 2 at the FSU 37. Then, Brown and Charlie Callinan combined to draw a deep pass interference on FSU's Tarvarus McFadden in the end zone.
Two plays later, Brown found Tommy Sweeney in the flat for a score, giving the Eagles a two-touchdown advantage.
Then, midway through the second, linebacker Ty Schwab wrestled a pass away from FSU tight end Ryan Izzo to force another turnover. Schwab also finished the first half with nine tackles, playing against one of the powers from his home state.
AJ Dillon then broke away from three Seminole arm tackles, on his way to a 39-yard run that ended at the FSU 23. Moments later, Brown punched it in himself from four yards out to give BC a 21-0 lead.
Florida State would answer with a 13-play drive of its own just before intermission, resulting in a Ricky Aguayo field goal, but the Eagles still take a commanding 21-3 lead into the half.