Boston College handily took down Georgia Tech at home 48-27. This was a pretty comfortable performance for the Eagles, and a great bounce back after last weekend’s performance.
BC was able to move the ball at will and took it to Georgia Tech early. Eagle receiver CJ Lewis scored a pair of touchdowns to help BC take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. A Mike Palmer fumble recovery for a touchdown pushed the lead to 24-0 and put the game more or less to be early.
Georgia Tech finally got on the scoreboard, but the ensuing onside attempt failed, leading to a Zay Flowers end-around touchdown. The Yellow Jackets followed up with a score of their own to make it 31-17, but BC extended the lead with an Aaron Boumerhi field goal to close the first half.
The second half was more of a ball control effort from the Eagles. David Bailey ran in for two scores, while Georgia Tech ran in for two of their own. After an early fumble scare for Bailey early on, Bailey closed with 83 yards on the ground. Phil Jurkovec actually ended the leading rusher of the game with 94 yards on some wide open carries.
The Eagles played a pretty complete game. While not a perfect game, BC took it to Tech early, and was able to play relaxed for the remainder of the contest. Jurkovec only had to pass for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns, and that was just a testament to how well the overall team was able to play. The Eagles forced three fumbles and an interception, all allowing them to dictate the game from the start. With Clemson on the horizon, this was a good game to put BC in the right mindset. There were still unnecessary penalties and an early fumble scare, but this was an excellent confidence boost.