It was quite the Senior Day at Chestnut Hill. After an opening field goal by Louisville, BC took and held the lead for the rest of the contest.
It was a statistically even game for the most part, but the Eagles were able to take advantage of a few critical turnovers to keep the Cardinals at bay.
BC quarterback Phil Jurkovec and running back David Bailey both exited the game about halfway through the third quarter. With the Eagles leading 20-13, Dennis Grosel found himself in a similar position to where he was last season when then BC QB Anthony Brown tragically went down. A quick three and out on his first possession, Grosel would begin making plays on the Eagles next possession. He would scramble for 44 yards before throwing a short touchdown to CJ Lewis, who made a circus one handed catch early in the fourth quarter. Grosel would throw one more touchdown to Jehlani Galloway that would make all the difference.
Before injury, Bailey was able to hammer home two touchdowns. Bailey would end with 53 yards.
In the passing game, it was still Jurkovec that carried the way. He threw for 200 yards. Zay Flowers would lead the with seven catches for 84 yards. Travis Levy would add four catches and 64 yards to his 23 yards on the ground.
Defensively, BC still struggles to protect the edge and tackle. Malik Cunningham ran wild For 134 yards on the ground. He would throw 294 more yards, 182 of which went to Dre Fitzpatrick.
After a curious fumble on a Jurkovec sneak on BC’s opening possession, Deon Jones would pick up a Tutu Atwell fumble. The Eagles would take the lead and not look back. Another fumble recovery for the Eagles on the next possession allowed them to extend the lead with a short field goal. Louisville would tie up the score before Aaron Boumerhi and Boston College went up three to end the half. BC would go on to score a touchdown to start the second half.
The Eagle defense, despite giving up a quick long touchdown to the Cardinals late in the fourth quarter, would come up with the game sealing interception. Jahmin Muse would bat a ball at the line only for Shittah Sillah to pick it off.
BC improves to 6-4 and takes on UVA next week, while Louisville gets a couple of weeks off before wrapping up with Wake Forest.