GAMEDAY College Football

Boston College 28, Temple 3

By KEVIN COONEY
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - A whole lot of defense and a little bit of a pounding running game kept Boston College undefeated as its non-conference schedule winds down

Pat Garwo, Travis Levy and Dennis Grosel scored rushing touchdowns and Boston College cruised to a 28-3 victory over Temple on Saturday.

Grosel - who stepped into the quarterback spot following the injury to starter Phil Jurkovec during last week's win over UMass - also added a touchdown pass to Jaden Williams.

The Eagles defense recorded four sacks of Owls quarterback Justin Lynch, who was under constant pressure the entire afternoon. Boston College was especially effective on 3rd down, where they held Temple to 3-for-14 overall.

"It was a team victory, which is makes it a lot of fun " Boston College coach Jeff Hafley said. "The offense had its moments. The special teams was really solid and the defense was just lights out. That's how we're going to have to win games."

Boston College (3-0) set the tone for the game with Levy's 66 yard return of the opening kickoff just inside the Temple 30. Two plays later, Grosel found Williams on a slant in the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown pass.

That would be the highlight of the passing game for Grosel, who completed only 5 of 13 passes for 34 yards with an interception during his first start. However, the Eagles running game piled up 190 yards on 33 carries with Garwo, Grosel and Zay Flowers all rushing for over 45 yards.

"We have to learn how to win and play well on the road," Grosel said. "There are things we can work on, but I think we did that in a lot of ways."

Garwo would dive through a hole in the middle of the Owls defense from 1 yard late in the first quarter while Grosel capped off the scoring on a quarterback sneak on fourth and goal from the 1 midway through the fourth quarter. Levy's one-yard score came late in the second quarter to pad the lead to 21-0.

That's all the offense that the Eagles would need on the afternoon, as the Boston College defense kept taking advantage of some gaps within Temple's offensive line. The Owls had five three-and-out drives and turned the ball over on downs on three other occasions.

"Everything opened up," said defensive tackle Khris Banks, who had 1 1/2 sacks of Lynch. "We played together and we were telling each other different keys that we saw on the field. It was a great performance by the defense and by the D-Line."

Temple (1-2) got a 33-yard field goal by Rory Bell early in the fourth quarter to prevent BC's first road shutout for since a 21-0 win at Kent State on August 30, 2008. The Owls also committed 11 penalties for 66 yards.

"I'm obviously disappointed in the outcome of the game," Temple coach Rod Carey said. "When you have all these penalties and give up the first return and touchdown, you have to correct that and get better at that. But all he penalties and the key situational football that we failed in led to that."


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BCTemple
BC TD 13:21 Jaden Williams 19 yd pass from Dennis Grosel (Connor Lytton kick) 7 0
BC TD 0:36 Pat Garwo III 1 yd run (Connor Lytton kick) 14 0
Second Quarter BCTemple
BC TD 0:48 Travis Levy 2 yd run (Connor Lytton kick) 21 0
Fourth Quarter BCTemple
Temple FG 13:09 Rory Bell 32 yd FG 21 3
BC TD 4:14 Dennis Grosel 2 yd run (Connor Lytton kick) 28 3
Team Stats
  Boston College Temple
First downs 13 13
  Rushing 9 6
  Passing 2 6
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 2-8, 25% 3-14, 21%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-4, 25%
Rushes-Yards 35-187 36-78
Passing Yards 34 161
Return Yards 107 43
Completions-Attempts-Int 5-13-1 17-24-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 4--19
Punts 5 6
Punts-Average 51.4 46.7
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 2-25 11-66
Time of Possession 28:54 31:06
Boston College Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Grosel 5 13 34 1 1
Temple Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Lynch 17 24 161 0 0
Boston College Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Garwo III 16 49 3.1 1
D. Grosel 5 47 9.4 1
Z. Flowers 1 47 47.0 0
A. Sinkfield 6 35 5.8 0
T. Levy 3 10 3.3 1
X. Coleman 2 2 1.0 0
Temple Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Lynch 21 27 1.3 0
E. Saydee 6 25 4.2 0
T. Ruley 6 17 2.8 0
J. Della Pesca 0 6 0
R. Jones 1 3 3.0 0
K. Dobbins 1 1 1.0 0
J. Blue 1 -1 -1.0 0
Boston College Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Williams 3 18 6.0 1
Z. Flowers 1 10 10.0 0
J. Luchetti 1 6 6.0 0
Temple Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Blue 3 40 13.3 0
R. Jones 6 32 5.3 0
D. Pittman 2 32 16.0 0
J. Barbon 2 27 13.5 0
A. Anderson Jr. 1 18 18.0 0
K. Reams 1 7 7.0 0
J. Smith 1 3 3.0 0
E. Saydee 1 2 2.0 0
Boston College Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Temple Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Paul 1 0
Boston College Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Carlson 5 257 51.4
Temple Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Barry 6 280 46.7
Boston College Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Levy 3 20 6.7
Temple Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Blue 4 20 5.0
Boston College Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Levy 2 87 43.5
Temple Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Fox 1 23 23.0
Boston College Missed FG
Player Length
Temple Missed FG
Player Length




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