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Boston College 21, North Carolina State 20

(AP Photo/Chris Seward)

By BOB SUTTON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Emmett Morehead threw a 2-yard pass to Joseph Griffin Jr. with 14 seconds left and Boston College rallied past No. 17 North Carolina State 21-20.

The Eagles (3-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won with a 12-play, 69-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on fourth down with 18 seconds left gave Boston College another chance.

Morehead, making his second career start, was 29 of 48 for 330 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He threw a pair of TD strikes to Zay Flowers, who caught seven passes for 130 yards, as the Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak.

M.J. Morris threw and ran for early touchdowns for the Wolfpack (7-3, 3-3), which committed four second-half turnovers. This was N.C. State's third game decided by one point this season - it won the other two.

Morris, also making his second career start, was 12 for 24 for 132 yards. Christopher Dunn had field goals of 30 and 45 yards.

The Wolfpack was denied a school-record 17th consecutive home victory.

Turnovers cost both teams in the second half.

Boston College had a chance to go ahead in the third quarter after recovering a fumble in Wolfpack territory. But Morehead, with Devan Boykin grabbing him, threw a wayward pass intercepted by Payton Wilson.

Early in the fourth quarter, Marcus Valdez knocked the ball out of Morris' hand, and Boston College took over at the N.C. State 40. The Eagles failed to pick up a first down and gave it back on an incomplete fourth-down pass.

N.C. State moved with ease on its first two possessions. Morris hit Trent Pennix for a 27-yard touchdown play to begin the scoring. Morris ran 10 yards with a nice cut to dodge defenders for the Wolfpack's second touchdown.

Two plays after Boston College's fourth-down conversion in the second quarter, Morehead connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass to Flowers.

ALMOST HOME

The Wolfpack was in position to win every home game in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1973 and 1974. Instead, N.C. went 6-1 this year at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Thirty N.C. State players potentially in their last home game were honored in Senior Day ceremonies.

HE DUNN IT

With his second field goal, Dunn became the ACC's career leader in field goals with 89 in his five-year career. Florida State's Dustin Hopkins (2009-12) held the record at 88.

Dunn is 20 for 20 on field goals this year, with 10 of those coming from 40 or more yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Boston College: The Eagles are a work in progress offensively, but its defense allowed them to hang in there long enough. Morehead faced considerable pressure from N.C. State's pass rush, making enough plays and a healthy number of good decisions along the way.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack didn't do much on offense after the first quarter, continually putting its defense in tough situations. The defense is a veteran unit and is one of the most-respected groups in the ACC, but the heavy workload in the second half seemed to take a toll.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BCNCSU
NCSU TD 10:20 Trent Pennix 27 yd pass from MJ Morris (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 7
NCSU TD 5:42 MJ Morris 10 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 14
BC TD 2:30 Zay Flowers 17 yd pass from Emmett Morehead (Connor Lytton kick) 7 14
Second Quarter BCNCSU
NCSU FG 1:36 Christopher Dunn 30 yd FG 7 17
Third Quarter BCNCSU
NCSU FG 11:11 Christopher Dunn 45 yd FG 7 20
BC TD 7:13 Zay Flowers 35 yd pass from Emmett Morehead (Connor Lytton kick) 14 20
Fourth Quarter BCNCSU
BC TD 0:14 Joseph Griffin Jr. 2 yd pass from Emmett Morehead (Connor Lytton kick) 21 20
Team Stats
  Boston College North Carolina State
First downs 17 21
  Rushing 1 10
  Passing 14 6
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 5-17, 29% 2-12, 17%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 23--1 44-200
Passing Yards 330 135
Return Yards 6 51
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-48-2 12-24-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--32 2--12
Punts 8 6
Punts-Average 46.5 46.2
Fumbles Lost 1-1 3-3
Penalties - Yards 12-97 8-67
Time of Possession 29:43 30:17
Boston College Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
E. Morehead 29 48 330 3 2
North Carolina State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Morris 12 24 135 1 1
Boston College Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Broome 6 13 2.2 0
E. Morehead 11 -1 -0.1 0
Z. Flowers 1 -2 -2.0 0
P. Garwo III 4 -6 -1.5 0
North Carolina State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Allen 14 77 5.5 0
J. Houston 14 71 5.1 0
J. Gray 1 24 24.0 0
M. Morris 13 22 1.7 1
D. Sumo-Karngbaye 2 6 3.0 0
Boston College Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
Z. Flowers 7 130 18.6 2
J. Gill 5 79 15.8 0
D. Tomlin 3 43 14.3 0
G. Takacs 4 34 8.5 0
A. Broome 4 24 6.0 0
P. Garwo III 3 14 4.7 0
T. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
J. Griffin Jr. 1 2 2.0 1
D. Reynolds 1 0 0.0
0
North Carolina State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Thomas 4 53 13.3 0
T. Pennix 2 53 26.5 1
K. Lesane 1 12 12.0 0
M. Allen 1 9 9.0 0
J. Houston 2 6 3.0 0
M. Morris 0 3 0.0
0
D. Jones 1 0 0.0
0
P. Rooks 1 -1 -1.0 0
Boston College Interceptions
Player Int Yards
E. Jones 1 0
North Carolina State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
P. Wilson 1 0
C. Fagan 1 0
Boston College Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Longman 8 372 46.5
North Carolina State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Noonkester 6 277 46.2
Boston College Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Gill 1 6 6.0
North Carolina State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Thomas 1 5 5.0
Boston College Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Carolina State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Gray 2 46 23.0
Boston College Missed FG
Player Length
North Carolina State Missed FG
Player Length




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