GAMEDAY College Football

Boston College 45, Massachusetts 28

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. - Dennis Grosel replaced injured starter Phil Jurkovec in the first half and passed for 199 yards, ran for a touchdown and passed for another and Boston College beat UMass 45-28.

Pat Garwo ran for 160 yards on 15 carries for the Eagles (2-0), who won their 11th straight against UMass.

Travis Levy ran 20 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the fourth. Jaiden Woodbey scooped up a fumble on a punt return, taking it 41 yards for a touchdown that put the Eagles up 34-14 with 3:04 left in the third quarter.

Grosel completed 11 of 14 passes after taking over for Jurkovec, who was taken to the locker room late in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury. Although BC officials said he was "questionable" at halftime he didn't return.

Coach Jeff Hafley said after the game that Jurkovec's injury involved the wrist and hand of his throwing arm, but wasn't sure how bad it was.

"They took him for X-rays but I don't have a clue," Hafley said.

Jurkovec completed 3 of 4 passes for 22 yards. A redshirt junior who transferred from Notre Dame before last season, he was the ACC co-quarterback of the week after throwing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than three quarters in a 51-0 victory over FCS Colgate in the season opener.

Brady Olson completed 14 of 29 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns for the Minutemen (0-2), who trailed 14-0 at halftime but responded with three touchdowns in the third quarter.

"I thought those guys played hard. As long as we do that around here, we're going to have a chance," UMass coach Walt Bell said.

Olson also threw a pair of interceptions as BC took advantage of three turnovers by UMass; none bigger than Eric Collins' costly fumble on a punt return late in the third quarter.

Collins got as far as his own 41 before getting hit hard by Vinny DePalma, causing the ball to pop out and right to Woodbey, who took it all the way to the end zone.

"I think the football gods are rewarding us. I think that just goes to show how close of a unit we are. I think that we're very connected. There's no hating in the room," Woodbey said. "Everybody wants everybody to get better and I think that's something that's rare across the nation."


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BCUMass
BC TD 6:33 Alec Sinkfield 6 yd run (Danny Longman kick) 7 0
BC TD 1:26 Dennis Grosel 2 yd run (Danny Longman kick) 14 0
Third Quarter BCUMass
UMass TD 13:21 Rico Arnold 56 yd pass from Brady Olson (Cameron Carson kick) 14 7
BC TD 10:10 Travis Levy 20 yd run (Danny Longman kick) 21 7
BC TD 8:04 Trae Barry 44 yd pass from Dennis Grosel (Danny Longman kick) 28 7
UMass TD 4:17 Kay'Ron Adams 1 yd run (Cameron Carson kick) 28 14
BC TD 3:04 Jaiden Woodbey 41 yd fumble return (Danny Longman kick) 35 14
UMass TD 1:56 Eric Collins 15 yd pass from Brady Olson (Cameron Carson kick) 35 21
Fourth Quarter BCUMass
BC FG 13:21 Danny Longman 27 yd FG 38 21
UMass TD 9:04 Ellis Merriweather 14 yd pass from Brady Olson (Cameron Carson kick) 38 28
BC TD 8:49 Travis Levy 96 yd kick return (Danny Longman kick) 45 28
Team Stats
  Boston College Massachusetts
First downs 24 20
  Rushing 14 5
  Passing 9 10
  Penalty 1 5
3rd Down Efficiency 10-13, 77% 2-8, 25%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 43-250 30-121
Passing Yards 221 214
Return Yards 89 24
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-18-0 14-29-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 2 3
Punts-Average 32.5 40.3
Fumbles Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties - Yards 11-99 5-50
Time of Possession 32:24 27:36
Boston College Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Grosel 11 14 199 1 0
P. Jurkovec 3 4 22 0 0
Massachusetts Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Olson 14 29 214 3 2
Boston College Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Garwo III 15 160 10.7 0
A. Sinkfield 13 45 3.5 1
T. Levy 7 43 6.1 1
D. Grosel 7 11 1.6 1
Z. Flowers 1 -9 -9.0 0
Massachusetts Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Merriweather 11 56 5.1 0
K. Adams 10 34 3.4 1
B. Olson 6 17 2.8 0
E. Collins 1 12 12.0 0
Z. Wise 2 2 1.0 0
Boston College Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Barry 5 98 19.6 1
Z. Flowers 2 68 34.0 0
J. Williams 3 29 9.7 0
C. Lewis 1 13 13.0 0
T. Levy 2 12 6.0 0
J. Luchetti 1 1 1.0 0
Massachusetts Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Arnold 2 85 42.5 1
T. Edwards 3 32 10.7 0
E. Merriweather 2 25 12.5 1
O. Dieke 2 21 10.5 0
T. Pettway 1 17 17.0 0
E. Collins 1 15 15.0 1
M. Fitzgerald 1 11 11.0 0
M. Hill 1 4 4.0 0
K. Adams 1 4 4.0 0
Boston College Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Sebastian 1 0
J. DeBerry 1 -3
Massachusetts Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Boston College Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Carlson 2 65 32.5
Massachusetts Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Georgopoulos 3 121 40.3
Boston College Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Levy 1 -4 -4.0
Massachusetts Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Collins 1 4 4.0
Boston College Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Levy 1 96 96.0
Massachusetts Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Roberts 2 20 10.0
Boston College Missed FG
Player Length
Massachusetts Missed FG
Player Length




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