For the second time this season the Boston College Eagles have bounced back from a loss to beat a ranked opponent. This week they were able to take down #13 Clemson 27-10. The game got off to a great start for the Eagles as they got an INT by Junior OLB Steele Devitto set up the Eagles with a short field but they still ended up missing a 42 FG that bounced off the crossbar. On the next Tigers drive OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis gets the defenses 2nd pick on as many possessions and gives the Eagles the ball at the Tigers 36 yard line. This time senior K Nate Freese hit the 37 yard field goal. And with the Tigers 3rd possession they proceeded to give away their 3rd turnover, this time fumbling on a missed option pitch at their own 12 yard line. That made way for QB Chase Rettig to find senior WR Colin Larmond for a 12 yard TD reception and giving B.C. the 10-0 lead. But Clemson senior RB Andre Ellington was determined to not let this game get away from his team. He took his first carry on the next drive for 54 yards which set the Tigers up for a 39 yard FG. Rettig then proceeded to kill the Eagles next promising drive with an interception deep in Tigers territory. He was bailed out by strong play on the defensive side of the ball. Boston College top receiver Colin Larmond was injured on the ensuing punt return and missed the rest of the game. The team is hoping he won’t miss any games, as he is a dependable weapon on the outside. The Tigers came out of halftime motivated and were led by a no huddle offense and a couple big runs from Mike Bellamy including a 28 yard scoring jaunt. Eagles slot receiver Brian Miller was able to step up making a nice catch and run for a 64 yard score to put the team back up by 7 points. After a 2nd missed FG by Clemson B.C. was flagged for fair catch interference on a strange call setting up Clemson with great field position. But the Eagles defense again held strong forcing a 3 and out. B.C. then started to pound the ball with the running game for a few first downs before Rettig found WR Spiffy Evans for a 58 yard TD pass on a nicely executed play action. The play gave the Eagles the 24-10 lead and huge momentum. Clemson failed on a 4th down conversion attempt on their next possession setting the Eagles up for a 43 yard FG from N. Freese putting the game out of reach late in the 4th quarter. The Tigers were able to put together one last good drive, before having the drive come to a halt on QB Cole Stoudts’ third interception of the day, this one coming in the end zone by LB Sean Duggan giving each of the 3 starting LB’s on the defense a pick in the game. It was another good showing by the boys from B.C. They at times were pressured by Clemson’s no-huddle offense but always seemed to buckle down in the end. They need to put together more consistent efforts both during games, and during the season to get to where they want to go. But this win coupled with the win over Arkansas in week 2 shows they can compete with most teams on their schedule. Next week the Eagles go on the road to face the #4 Florida State Seminoles.