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Boston College Football Stops the Bleeding Against Central Michigan

Any win is a good win for the Eagles right now.

Central Michigan v Boston College Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Yeah, it was only Central Michigan.

I know, and obviously Boston College (2-3, 0-2) knows that as well. But it was a win, and right now, the Eagles will take any win they can get.

A week after the wheels came off at Clemson, two weeks after Notre Dame ran roughshod over the BC defense, and three weeks after a flurry of turnovers doomed them against Wake Forest, the Eagles stopped the bleeding.

Things didn't start out pretty, as Central Michigan (2-3) got on the board first with a safety of Jon Hilliman, but eventually BC took care of business.

The Eagles controlled things on the ground, rushing for 224 yards and three scores, and flummoxed the talented, but mistake-prone Chippewa passing game, holding quarterback Shane Morris (a Michigan transfer) to just 171 yards through the air on 50 percent passing. The Eagles also picked Morris off three times, led by junior safety Lukas Denis, who came away with two second-half interceptions, pushing his total to a nation-leading five on the year.

It's worth pointing out that BC didn't just squeak by another MAC school, as they did at Northern Illinois in Week One, and that the Eagles played a relatively clean game, after some early hiccups. You may as well preface every positive statement from this game with "I know it was only Central Michigan," but BC will take the win and visible improvement.

Things get much dicier next Saturday night as Virginia Tech comes to town for a game under the lights, but the Eagles will hope to at least carry some positive vibes from this week into that one.